By Gwyneth Jones
The tales in The Universe of Things span Jones's occupation, from ''The japanese Succession,'' first released in 1988, to the just-published ''Collision.'' each one opens a window right into a richly depicted tradition within which clever, inventive characters fight to make feel of the mysteries in their global.
within the creation by way of Steven Shaviro, writer of Doom Patrols and Connected, or What It skill to reside within the community Society, Shaviro notes, ''As a feminist author, Jones refuses to just accept compromises that go away gender inequities in place--and acknowledges how they could good have staved off anything worse. And as a technology fiction author, Jones indicates deep wisdom of the way provisional, and fragile, all our acceptances and reconciliations may be, for there are continuously new potentials, new cultural or technological disruptions within the offing. Jones envisions a destiny that's varied sufficient from the current that we're compelled to acknowledge the contingency--and changeability--of the issues we take so much for granted.''