By Orson Scott Card
Avatars - Récits d'avenirs, L'Atalante, 2000 ((en) Flux, 1990)
Introduction et postface de l'auteur
Milles Morts ((en) 1000 Deaths, 1978)
À moins que l'âme ne tape dans ses mains ((en) Clap arms and Sing, 1982)
Trottecaniche ((en) Dogwalker, 1989)
Prix Locus de l. a. meilleure nouvelle longue 1990
Faisons comme si ce n'était pas vrai ((en) yet we attempt to not Act love it, 1979)
Retour aux assets ((en) I positioned My Blues Genes On, 1978)
À l. a. area of interest ((en) within the Doghouse, 1978)
L'Originiste ((en) The Originist, 1989)
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