Space Stations

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15 all-new stories of tomorrow from 15 of the best sci-fi writers of today

The challenge and lure of space exploration has long been fertile ground for some of the finest science fiction stories. Here, fifteen of the best chroniclers of the day after tomorrow present unique tales of space stations both in our own solar system and far beyond.

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Overview

15 all-new stories of tomorrow from 15 of the best sci-fi writers of today

The challenge and lure of space exploration has long been fertile ground for some of the finest science fiction stories. Here, fifteen of the best chroniclers of the day after tomorrow present unique tales of space stations both in our own solar system and far beyond.

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Space Stations is an anthology of 14 original short stories about -- you guessed it! -- space stations, the habitats that will some day be our stepping stones to the stars. Featured authors include Timothy Zahn, Alan Dean Foster, Julie E. Czerneda, and Gregory Benford.

Two selections of note have similar settings: the moons of Mars. Robert J. Sawyer's "Mikeys" is about two B-team astronauts (nicknamed Mikeys after Apollo 11's command-module pilot, Mike Collins, the astronaut who stayed in orbit while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon) who are stationed on Deimos while the A-team astronauts get to make the historic first walk on the red planet. But while the Mikeys are setting up the station on the tiny satellite, they find something that will chisel their names in the history books forever! Eric Kotani's "Orbital Base Fear" revolves around a race to see who can walk on Mars first -- the USA-led spaceship or the European consortium ship. The American ship, which has a substantial lead, plans to land on Phobos, set up a station, and then send a shuttle down. The European ship is going straight in -- never mind the massive sandstorm.

What makes this collection remarkable is that while the stories have a hard science fiction underpinning (nuclear fusion–powered spaceships, ancient alien technology, quantum geometries, event horizons, and wormholes), the stories are powered by strong, memorable human characters. Surprisingly compelling, wide ranging, and highly entertaining, Space Stations is everything a good anthology should be. Paul Goat Allen

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  • ISBN-13: 9780756401764
  • Publisher: Daw Books
  • Publication date: 3/2/2004
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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