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ISBN: 978-1790744435

Paperback: 248 pages

Dimensions ‏: ‎ 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches

Publisher: Infinivox

Publication Date: 2018

The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 2

SKU: 978-1790744435
  • An unabridged collection spotlighting the “best of the best” hard science fiction stories published in 2017 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster.

    • “Shadows of Eternity” by Gregory Benford A student investigates enigmatic SETI recordings from probes sent to nearby stars despite her teachers’ admonishments to stick to the curriculum.
    • “The Chatter of Monkeys” by Bond Elam An alien robot offers to help save Earth as war and pollution ravage the last of the survivors on the planet.
    • “Acadie” by Dave Hutchinson The first humans still, even after five hundred years, hunt across the stars for their augmented children who have left Earth in search of paradise.
    • “Canoe” by Nancy Kress The crew of an exploratory starship finds an icy moon that might harbor life.
    • “The Use of Things” by Ramez Naam An astronaut struggles to survive after being jolted free from an asteroid while on a solitary prospecting mission.
    • “The Proving Ground” by Alec Nevala-Lee A problem with the local birds threatens the rebuilding of Bikini Island as sea-levels rise due to global warming.
    • “Holdfast” by Alastair Reynolds A genmod human soldier faces off with an alien warrior in the inhospitable terrain of a superjovian planet.
    • “Vanguard 2.0” by Carter Scholz A Russian astronaut, gathering debris in near-Earth space, must make tough moral choices when asked to carry out a special mission.
    • “ZeroS” by Peter Watts After a terrorist attack, a technically dead fish farmer gets a new body and second chance at life as an experimental super soldier.
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