The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows

The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows
Author: Jonathan Strahan
Language English
Pages: 544
ISBN10: 0670060593
Genre: Science Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.79
ISBN13: 9780670060597
Published: April 17th 2008 by Viking Juvenile

Truly successful science fiction does two things: it gives credible glimpses into the future while entertaining the reader. With this in mind, noted anthologist Jonathan Strahan (who is also the reviews editor of Locus magazine) asked sixteen of today's most inventive, compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day. Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Garth Nix (the Abhorsen Trilogy), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies; Pretties; Specials) and their colleagues have crafted a dazzling range of stories. Whether on spaceships, in suburbia, or in simulated gaming worlds, whether about cloning, battle tactics, or corporate politics, the stories of The Starry Rift will give every reader something to consider. This original anthology is crucial reading for those who want to see where the future (and the future of science fiction) is headed. CONTENT "Ass-Hat Magic Spider" by by Scott Westerfeld "Cheats" by Ann Halam "Orange" by Neil Gaiman "The Surfer" by Kelly Link "Repair Kit" by Stephen Baxter "The Dismantled Invention of Fate" by Jeffrey Ford "Anda's Game" By Corey Doctorow "Sundiver Day" by Kathleen Ann Goonan "The Dust Assassin" by Ian McDonald "The Star Surgeon's Apprentice" by Alastair Reynolds "An Honest Day's Work" By Margo Lanigan "Lost Continent" by Greg Egan "Incomers" by Paul McAuley "Post--Ironic Stress Syndrome" by Tricia Sullivan "Infestation" by Garth Nix "Pinocchio" by Walter Jon Williams