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Edge of Infinity: Fourteen New Short Stories [Paperback]

Stephen Baxter , Alastair Reynolds , Hannu Rajaniemi , Jonathan Strahan
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6 Dec 2012
Includes the Hugo-winning story 'The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi' by Pat Cadigan. ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.' Those were Neil Armstrong's immortal words when he became the first human being to step onto another world. All at once, the horizon expanded; the human race was no longer Earthbound. Our destiny would now be to reach out to eternity. Brought to you by the creators of Engineering Infinity, Edge of Infinity is an exhilarating new SF anthology that looks at the next giant leap for humankind: the leap from our home world out into the Solar System. From the eerie transformations in Pat Cadigan's ''The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi'' to the frontier spirit of Sandra McDonald and Stephen D. Covey's The Road to NPS, and from the grandiose vision of Alastair Reynolds' Vainglory to the workaday familiarity of Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Safety Tests, the thirteen stories in this anthology span the whole of the human condition in their race to colonise Earth s nearest neighbours. Featuring stories by Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, James S. A. Corey, John Barnes, Stephen Baxter, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Paul McAuley, Sandra McDonald, Stephen D. Covey, An Owomoyela, and Bruce Sterling, Edge of Infinity is hard SF adventure at its best and most exhilarating.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Solaris; 1st edition (6 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781080550
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781080559
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jonathan Strahan is an editor and anthologist. He has edited or co-edited more than twenty anthologies since 1997, including Eclipse One, Two and Three, both volumes of The New Space Opera, and Godlike Machines, as well as the Infinity Project and the New Solaris Book of Fantasy for Solaris. He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and their two daughters. www.jonathanstrahan.com.au

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Collection of Short Stories 26 Sep 2013
This is a great little collection of SF short stories, written by some of the well know SF writes at the moment, and by others that I haven't come across before.

There are a couple of stories that I was not that keen on, but most of them were good. Two of my particular favourites were those written by Stephen Baxter and Alistair Reynolds, and the best in the book, I felt, was by Kristine Kathryn Rusch about the space driving test.

The publisher seems to do quite a few of these short story collections, so will be looking out for those.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very strong collection,,, 17 Jun 2013
Pat Cadigan - The girl-thing who went out for sushi

A slice of the future shows us a work-crew on Jupiter who ruminate on Two-Steppers and live a very different life...

Elizabeth Bear - The deeps of the sky

An alien pilot adapted to extreme conditions around a gas giant achieves a type of 'promotion' by a risky rescue of an human ship.

James S.A. Corey - Drive

Mars and Earth are in a confrontation, while a pilot is dying...

Sandra McDonald and Stephen D. Covey - The road to NPS

Rather 'busy' story, packs lots in, perhaps too much...

John Barnes - Swift as a dream and fleeting as a sigh

Somewhat elegiac in tone as an ai reflects while on a long, long spaceflight.

Paul McAuley - Macy Minnot's last Christmas on Dione, ring racing, Fiddler's Green, the Potter's Garden

A slice of life in the future as a daughter attends her artist father's funeral on Dionne, a moon of Saturn.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Safety tests

A rather dull story of a careful pilot examiner meeting her worst nightmare.

Gwyneth Jones - Bricks, sticks, straw

A set of interlinked intelligent agents exploring Jupiter seem to give up on their mission....

Tyche and the ants - Hannu Rajaniemi

Story of a little girl lost on the Moon, Rather too bizarre.

Stephen Baxter - Obelisk

On a Chinese-controlled Mars a failed astronaut/administrator has to deal with the dreams of a wealthy gene-engineered American.

Alastair Reynolds - Vainglory

A painful episode on Triton involving a contract for an unusual sculpture is dug up by an investigator.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Similar but different 14 Mar 2013
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This book contains a selection of stories - all of which have a similar slant. You wont find any final answers at the end of each story - but each if read carefully is pretty good. If I mentioned the ones I liked, I doubt it would help you! So Ill just say that its a pretty good selection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Edge of Infinity, Sci/Fi. 5 Mar 2013
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Some rather wierd short stories in this book. Having said that some are good and others poor. It is not a selection of Sci/Fi I would normally choose to read, but then that is only my opinion. It definitely would not be a good book for those reading this genre for the first time.
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