Reach for Infinity
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An original collection of new short science fiction from the biggest and most exciting names in the genre. The latest in the Infinities collections edited and comissioned by multiple award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.
What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space? The brightest names in SF contribute new orginal fiction to this amazing anothology from master editor Jonathan Strahan. Including new work by Alastair Reynolds,Greg Egan,Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard Peter Watts, and others!
was eerily reminiscent of her mother’s, reminding Quynh Ha of the broadcasts of her youth. Her clothes had an odd, almost old-fashioned cut seen nowhere on Fire Watch; and the sheen of Earth silk, grown on mulberry trees and sunlight. “You’re an Earthsider?” The words were torn out of Quynh Ha before she could think. “I’m sorry.” “That’s quite all right.” Tuyet smiled. “I lived here a while, but yes, I emigrated back to Earth twenty years ago.” “I see,” Quynh Ha said; and wondered how much lay
strangeness that was the inside of his skull. His implant had been... busy. He felt less like Sleeping Beauty and more like the thorny, overgrown wood. And where was his pearl? The mist subsided, the air cleared. A small dip of motion outside the module caught his attention. It was a hovering sphere, about the size of a human head, made of some dark metal with irregular, illuminated chips pitting the surface. It looked like a hallucination. “Oh,” it said in disappointment. “It’s only an old
joint-working team on the present paper have failed to find unanimity, and instead have agreed to position two alternate concluding paragraphs. For legal reasons, these are personalised with the names of team-leaders, although the sentiments they express were collectively agreed by the team-leaders’ respective teams. Conclusion 1: Rachel Statton-Cummings, RPSL: The financial power and influence of the income associated with Trademark Bugs has resulted in seismic changes in the political and
“An assay device, to analyze air quality. Hypersensitive. Gambling operations use them to track the physical condition of athletes. Breathe on it” – he did – “and it’ll ID you and measure your fitness by reading the chemicals in your breath.” He looked up with a grin that made me wonder if he was joking. “Kill them,” he advised as he opened the door to his room. “Or all your secrets are lost.” I STOOD BENEATH an endlessly recycling stream of hot water in the shower’s tight confines, keeping my
this is the only thing truly worth preserving, the only constant in the shifting worlds of the Network made from desires and fears, the yearning for infinity. WILDER STILL, THE STARS Kathleen Ann Goonan MEMORIES ARE STONES across a swift-running creek. I teeter on one and leap to the next, breathing in the scent of life-giving water, hearing the roar, the rush, of time. Beneath them, the abyss. MY ROMANCE WITH space began when I was four, when I visited the Naval Observatory in Washington