By Michael Swanwick

ISBN-10: 0380974444

ISBN-13: 9780380974443

ISBN-10: 1522606084

ISBN-13: 9781522606086

An alternate-history reimagining of the Faust legend from the Nebula Award–winning writer of Stations of the Tide
 
Taking as his canvas the vintage story of the temptation of Faust—made recognized through such literary luminaries as Goethe, Marlowe, and Mann—author Michael Swanwick paints a clean imaginative and prescient of the risks posed through the pursuit of data. Set in outdated international Germany, this story of technology and damnation starts with the nice student Dr. Johannes Faust burning his books, having concluded that every one his wisdom is not anything in comparison to the big sea of lack of expertise surrounding him. Out of his melancholy, he inadvertently summons the tempter spirit, Mephistopheles, who's the projection of a demise alien race decided to make the destruction of humankind its ultimate deed. Their weapon is knowledge—of technological know-how and expertise, the mechanics of flight, the character of the atom, and the secrets and techniques of economics.
 
while, in an act of defiance, Faust nails the Periodic desk of the weather to a church door in Wittenberg, he ushers in a golden age of prosperity for Germany that would make him the main strong guy on the planet. however the love of the gorgeous Margarete can be his downfall. What occurs whilst the greed for wisdom and glory is going unchecked? Has a demon ever made a foul deal yet?
 
Nominated for the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and the British technological know-how Fiction Award, Jack Faust is a masterful retelling of legend through one in every of technology fiction’s most interesting craftsmen.

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