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Fictional military superpowers have captured our imaginations since
Plato invented Atlantis, and superpowers are all too real in today's
technological world. How would our stories evolve if they took place
on other worlds?

"Hyperpowers" from Third Flatiron Anthologies, guest-edited by Bascomb
James, takes on the challenge of telling short speculative fiction
stories that explore space opera and military fiction themes. These
tales raise potent issues such as:

o Empires may grow and dominate, but civilizations can also lose
momentum and dissipate into lawlessness

o Great distances may put an end to warfare and environmental
degradation, but expansionist tendencies could cause it to spread

o Our silicon-based creations or other life forms may compete with us
for galactic domination, ultimately outshining us

The international group of contributors includes William Huggins,
Jonathan Shipley, Dan Koboldt, John M. Campbell, Mark Rookyard, Sam
Bellotto Jr., Erik B. Scott, E. J. Shumak, Brandon L. Summers, Neil
James Hudson, Robert Walton, K. S. Dearsley, Noel Ayers, Elliotte
Rusty Harold, Martin Clark, and Art Lasky. And as usual, our "Grins
and Gurgles" humor section allows a light-hearted take on the subject.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152974591
Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Juli Rew is a former science writer/editor for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and is a software engineer by training. She is a believer in the scientific evidence for global warming. She also publishes fantasy and science fiction stories by other authors at Third Flatiron Publishing.

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Hyperpowers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Eric_J_Guignard More than 1 year ago
REVIEWED: Hyperpowers anthology EDITED BY: Bascomb James PUBLISHED: May, 2016 Hyperpowers is the sixteenth anthology out from Third Flatiron Publishing, and the first guest-edited by someone other than its regular anthologist, Juliana Rew. Bascomb James, however, ensures the standard of quality continues in this latest, as has been established by Juliana. The theme of this volume is space opera and military science fiction, and it does not disappoint. Included are 15 full-length stories, a piece of flash fiction, and opening Editor’s remarks. Each story is good in its own way, many are fun, some dark and tragic; it’s filled with unique ideas, action, diverse characters, and wonderful imaginary worlds, a quality I particularly enjoy reading in short form. Some of my personal favorite selections included: “The Mytilenian Delay” by Neil James Hudson “Between Two Heartbeats” by Jonathan Shipley “Kill the Cofee Boilers!” by Robert Walton “Pre-emptve Survivors” by Martin Clark Overall: Four-and-a-half out of Five stars