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ISBN: 978-1701073050

Paperback: 310 pages

Dimensions ‏: ‎ 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches

Publisher: Infinivox

Publication Date: 2019

The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 3

SKU: 978-1701073050
  • An unabridged collection spotlighting the “best of the best” hard science fiction stories published in 2018 by current and emerging masters of the genre.

    • “3-adica” by Greg Egan Sentient characters in an online multiplayer game hack the operating systems of their host machines to escape to a refuge that’s only rumored to exist.
    • “Umbernight” by Carolyn Ives Gilman Struggling colonists, on a world subject to periodic bursts of radiation from its primary’s UV-emitting companion, go on an expedition to recover a critical package from Earth.
    • “Icefall” by Stephanie Gunn The Mountain on the planet, Icefall, holds the mystery to a lost colony and is an irresistible, fatal allure to the climbers of the universe; but no one ever returns from the Mountain.
    • “The Woman Who Destroyed Us” by S.L. Huang A mother seeks revenge on the doctor that changed her neuro-atypical son’s personality with a deep brain stimulation implant.
    • “Entropy War” by Yoon Ha Lee A conquering alien race at the height of their powers, retreats into an arkworld to win the ultimate war in the only way they can.
    • “Cosmic Spring” by Ken Liu An AI piloting an island-ship, that used to be the Earth, struggles to make sense of the universe as the last stars are dying out.
    • “Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon” by Paul McAuley Set in the author’s Quiet War universe, a supervisor of a mining operation on the moon, Oberon, investigates the crash-landing of an ancient escape pod.
    • “The Spires” by Alec Nevala-Lee In depression-era Alaska, a desperate bush pilot reluctantly accepts an illegal charter from a pair of scientists investigating a legendary mirage in Glacier National Park.
    • “Providence” by Alastair Reynolds The crew of a crippled starship, unable to complete its mission, decides to salvage its expedition by providing future exploratory ships with data they did not have.
    • “Intervention” by Kelly Robson A crèche manager gets a chance to work on a bid to re­form Luna’s failing crèche system after initially leaving Luna to work on an asteroid-based crèche.
    • “Kindred” by Peter Watts An entity that controls the solar system wants aid against another entity from a reconstructed human it just created.
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