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Very strong collection,,,,
This review is from: Edge of Infinity: Fourteen New Short Stories (Paperback)
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.
An Owomoyela - Water rights
An accident loses vital water supplies being transported up from Earth to orbiting colonies but fate intervenes...
Bruce Sterling - The peak of eternal light
This story scales the heights - from marital bliss on Mercury to a new way of colonising space....