Sense of wonder is the lifeblood of science fiction. When we encounter something on a truly staggering scale - metal spheres wrapped around stars, planets rebuilt and repurposed, landscapes re-engineered, starships bigger than worlds - the only response we have is reverence, admiration, and possibly fear at something that is grand, sublime, and extremely powerful.
Bridging Infinity puts humanity at the heart of that experience, as builder, as engineer, as adventurer, reimagining and rebuilding the world, the solar system, the galaxy and possibly the entire universe in some of the best science fiction stories you will experience.
Bridging Infinity continues the award-winning Infinity Project series of anthologies with new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Baxter, Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S.Buckell, Karen Lord, Karin Lowachee, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Gregory Benford, Larry Liven, Robert Reed, Pamela Sargent, Allen Steele, Pat Murphy, Paul Doherty, An Owomoyela, Thoraiya Dyer and Ken Liu.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Jonathan Strahaa 11
Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee Alaster Reyonlds 19
Six Degrees of Separation Freedom Par Cadigan 39
The Venus Generations Stephen Baxter 63
Rager in Space Charlie Jane Anders 95
The Mighty Slinger Tobias S. Buckell Karen Lord 119
Ozymandias Karin Lowachee 159
The City's Edge Krisitne Kathryn Rusch 189
Mice Among Elephants Gregory Benford Larry Niven 217
Parables of Infinity Robert Reed 249
Monuments Allen M. Steele 273
Apache Charley and the Pentagons of Hex Allen M. Steele 295
Cold Comfort Pat Murphy Paul Doherty 323
Travelling into Nothing An Owomoyela 355
Induction Thoraiya Dyer 383
Seven Birthdays Ken Liu 415
About the Authors 439