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Mission: Tomorrow - eARC

Mission: Tomorrow - eARC

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more. In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Table of Contents: "Tombaugh Station" by Robin Wayne Bailey "Excalibur" by Jack McDevitt "The Race For Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman "A Walkabout Amongst The Stars" by Lezli Robyn"Sunrise On Mercury" by Robert Silverberg "In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon" by Michael F. Flynn "The Ultimate Space Race" by Jaleta Clegg "Orpheus' Engines" by Christopher McKitterick"Around The NEO in 80 Days" by Jay Werkheiser "Iron Pegasus" by Brenda Cooper "Airtight" by Michael Capobianco "Windshear" by Angus McIntyre "On Edge" by Sarah A. Hoyt "Tartaros" by Mike Resnick "Malf" by David D. Levine "Ten Days Up" by Curtis C. Chen "The Rabbit Hole" by James Gunn "Rare (Off Earth) Elements (A Sam Gunn Tale)" by Ben Bova "Tribute" by Jack Skillingstead** NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more. In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Table of Contents: "Tombaugh Station" by Robin Wayne Bailey "Excalibur" by Jack McDevitt "The Race For Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman "A Walkabout Amongst The Stars" by Lezli Robyn"Sunrise On Mercury" by Robert Silverberg "In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon" by Michael F. Flynn "The Ultimate Space Race" by Jaleta Clegg "Orpheus' Engines" by Christopher McKitterick"Around The NEO in 80 Days" by Jay Werkheiser "Iron Pegasus" by Brenda Cooper "Airtight" by Michael Capobianco "Windshear" by Angus McIntyre "On Edge" by Sarah A. Hoyt "Tartaros" by Mike Resnick "Malf" by David D. Levine "Ten Days Up" by Curtis C. Chen "The Rabbit Hole" by James Gunn "Rare (Off Earth) Elements (A Sam Gunn Tale)" by Ben Bova "Tribute" by Jack Skillingstead**
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The Worker Prince

The Worker Prince

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Author’s Definitive Edition. WordFire Press proudly presents the debut novel of Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt, which received Honorable Mention on Paul Goat Allen’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011 at BarnesandNoble.com, alongside books by Ben Bova, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack Campbell, Ernest Cline and more.  What if everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world turned out to be wrong? For Davi Rhii, Prince of the Boralian people, that nightmare has become a reality. Freshly graduated from the prestigious Borali Military Academy, now he's discovered a secret that calls into question everything he knew about himself. His quest to rediscover himself brings him into conflict with his friends and family, calling into question his cultural values and assumptions, and putting in jeopardy all he's worked for his whole life. One thing's for sure: he's going to have to make decisions that will change his life forever...  Welcome to the book that captures the feel of the original Star Wars like no other, Moses meets Star Wars…The Worker Prince. ** Author’s Definitive Edition. WordFire Press proudly presents the debut novel of Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt, which received Honorable Mention on Paul Goat Allen’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011 at BarnesandNoble.com, alongside books by Ben Bova, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack Campbell, Ernest Cline and more.  What if everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world turned out to be wrong? For Davi Rhii, Prince of the Boralian people, that nightmare has become a reality. Freshly graduated from the prestigious Borali Military Academy, now he's discovered a secret that calls into question everything he knew about himself. His quest to rediscover himself brings him into conflict with his friends and family, calling into question his cultural values and assumptions, and putting in jeopardy all he's worked for his whole life. One thing's for sure: he's going to have to make decisions that will change his life forever...  Welcome to the book that captures the feel of the original Star Wars like no other, Moses meets Star Wars…The Worker Prince. **
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Mission: Tomorrow

Mission: Tomorrow

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more. In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Table of Contents: "Tombaugh Station" by Robin Wayne Bailey "Excalibur" by Jack McDevitt "The Race For Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman "A Walkabout Amongst The Stars" by Lezli Robyn"Sunrise On Mercury" by Robert Silverberg "In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon" by Michael F. Flynn "The Ultimate Space Race" by Jaleta Clegg "Orpheus' Engines" by Christopher McKitterick"Around The NEO in 80 Days" by Jay Werkheiser "Iron Pegasus" by Brenda Cooper "Airtight" by Michael Capobianco "Windshear" by Angus McIntyre "On Edge" by Sarah A. Hoyt "Tartaros" by Mike Resnick "Malf" by David D. Levine "Ten Days Up" by Curtis C. Chen "The Rabbit Hole" by James Gunn "Rare (Off Earth) Elements (A Sam Gunn Tale)" by Ben Bova "Tribute" by Jack Skillingstead** NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more. In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Table of Contents: "Tombaugh Station" by Robin Wayne Bailey "Excalibur" by Jack McDevitt "The Race For Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman "A Walkabout Amongst The Stars" by Lezli Robyn"Sunrise On Mercury" by Robert Silverberg "In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon" by Michael F. Flynn "The Ultimate Space Race" by Jaleta Clegg "Orpheus' Engines" by Christopher McKitterick"Around The NEO in 80 Days" by Jay Werkheiser "Iron Pegasus" by Brenda Cooper "Airtight" by Michael Capobianco "Windshear" by Angus McIntyre "On Edge" by Sarah A. Hoyt "Tartaros" by Mike Resnick "Malf" by David D. Levine "Ten Days Up" by Curtis C. Chen "The Rabbit Hole" by James Gunn "Rare (Off Earth) Elements (A Sam Gunn Tale)" by Ben Bova "Tribute" by Jack Skillingstead**
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Beyond the Sun

Beyond the Sun

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Colonists take to the stars to discover new planets, new sentient beings, and build new lives for themselves and their families. Some travel years to find their destination, while others travel a year or less. Some discover a planet that just might be paradise, while others find nothing but unwelcoming aliens and terrain. It's not just a struggle for territory but a struggle for understanding as cultures clash, disasters occur, danger lurks and lives are at risk. Eighteen stories of space colonists by both leading and up and coming science fiction writers of today. Mike Resnick spins a tale of aliens who find Earth future diverse and surprising as they plan an invasion. Grandmaster Robert Silverberg examines what happens when Jews tired of fighting for their homeland start over on a planet then must deal with a dybbuk (spirit) and aliens who wish to convert to Judaism. Autumn Rachel Dryden has colonists threatened by alien animals which burst out of shells on the ground like piranhas ready to feed on flesh. Jason Sanford has Amish colonists on New Amsterdam finding their settlement and way of life threatened by a comet and the English settlers who want to evacuate them. And a new story from Hugo and Nebula-winner Nancy Kress.From the AuthorThis is a dream project inspired by memories of my love of space exploration and reading clippings on the NASA landings with my Grandma Melson throughout her life. Sometimes I wonder if our sense of wonder has faded these days. Did space travel become too commonplace for some? So I asked top Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, including four of my favorites, to imagine space colonization in various forms. It was funded on Kickstarter, then picked up by Fairwood Press, a top independent SFF publisher.  I think the result is a lot of fun. I hope you'll agree. Contributors in Table of Contents order: Nancy Kress, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jamie Todd Rubin, Brad R. Torgersen, Alex Shvartsman, Autumn Rachel Dryden, Jean Johnson, Jason Sanford, Cat Rambo, Simon C. Larter, Jennifer Brozek, Maurice Broaddus, Jaleta Clegg, Erin Hoffman, Anthony R. Cardno, Nancy Fulda, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick3 reprints (Dryden, Sanford, Silverberg), the rest entirely original. From the Back Cover"Jack Williamson used to say that spaceflight was to science fiction what the Trojan war was to the Greeks. In recent years, myth is being replaced by the pragmatic, and this insightful anthology demonstrates that truth." --James Gunn, SFWA Grandmaster "Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."--Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird"Thomas Wolfe said, 'You can't go home again,' but in this thoughtful, exciting collection of stories about mankind's push to the stars, we see that we take the attributes with us that make us human. A wonderful collection of space-faring stories that reminds us that all we can depend on when we explore the universe is the unexpected." --James Van Pelt, author of Summer of the Apocalypse"This is science fiction doing what only science fiction can do--pushing us out past the warm envelope of our biosphere, exploring our ultimate destiny as a species. A truly phenomenal collection."--Ted Kosmatka, author of The Prophet of Bones
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Infinite Stars

Infinite Stars

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

The one definitive anthology of space opera and military science fiction. Today's most popular writers produce all-new stories set in their most famous universes. A who's who of space opera and military science fiction contribute brand new stories set in the universes of their most famous series. Space Opera and Military Science Fiction are cut from the same cloth, so this anthology merges the two to create a once-in-a-lifetime collection that includes:A new Honor Harrington Universe tale by David WeberA new Dune story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set within the time frame of the original novel DuneA new Ender's Game story by Orson Scott CardA new Lost Fleet story by Jack Campbell An RCN story by David Drake, in print for the first timeNebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters—these authors take us to the farthest regions...
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