Federations edited by John Joseph Adams

Federations edited by John Joseph Adams

Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 9781607012016
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Price: $14.95

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Science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition, and herein you will find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg and Harry Turtledove. Additional authors: Alan Dean Foster, Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, John C. Wright, Allen Steele, James Alan Gardner, Catherynne M. Valente.

Starred Review: Accomplished editor Adams (The Living Dead) explores a host of galaxy-spanning empires in this breathtakingly rich anthology. Lois McMaster Bujold's elegant, elegiacal masterpiece Aftermaths brings grace and sorrow into the silence between stars. Clever and subtle, Alan Dean Foster's Pardon Our Conquest examines how diplomacy is perceived by the losing side. Even Harry Turtledove's Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy far surpasses what one might expect from the pun-filled adventures of a space hamster named Rufus Q. Shupilluliumash. Newer writers also contribute standouts: Trent Hergenrader's Eskhara is poignant, masterful and terrifyingly relevant to modern life, Georgina Li's Like They Always Been Free is a harsh, bright vision of futuristic love and Catherynne M. Valente's Golubush, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy smoothly transforms mundane copywriting into a linked series of flash fictions. Superior writing, fantastic storytelling and creative adherence to the theme will keep readers enthralled. -- Publishers Weekly

Contents

  • Mazer in Prison | Orson Scott Card
  • Carthago Delenda Est | Genevieve Valentine
  • Life-Suspension | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Terra-Exulta | S. L. Gilbow
  • Aftermaths | Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Someone is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy | Harry Turtledove
  • Prisons | Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason
  • Different Day | K. Tempest Bradford
  • Twilight of the Gods | John C. Wright
  • Warship | George R. R. Martin and George Guthridge
  • Swanwatch | Yoon Ha Lee
  • Spirey and the Queen | Alastair Reynolds
  • Pardon Our Conquest | Alan Dean Foster
  • Symbiont | Robert Silverberg
  • The Ship Who Returned | Anne McCaffrey
  • My She | Mary Rosenblum
  • The Shoulders of Giants | Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Culture Archivist | Jeremiah Tolbert
  • The Other Side of Jordan | Allen Steele
  • Like They Always Been Free | Georgina Li
  • Eskhara | Trent Hergenrader
  • The One with the Interstellar Group Consciousnesses | James Alan Gardner
  • Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy | Catherynne M. Valente

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pages: 384pp
size: 5.5" x 8.5"
isbn: 9781607012016
booktype: Trade Paperback
pagecount: 384
pubdate: 2009-04-01
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