Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF

Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF

Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF

Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF



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The seductive thrill of uncharted worlds, of distant galaxies… and the unknown threats that lurk in the vastness of the cosmos. From Foundation to Lensman, Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy, space opera continues to exert its magnetic pull on us all.


This is the definitive collection of original short stories by many of today’s finest authors, writing brand new adventures set in their most famous series. Herein lie canonical tales of the Honorverse, the Lost Fleet, Dune, Vatta’s War, Ender Wiggin, the Legion of the Damned, the Imperium, and more.
Also included are past masterpieces by authors whose works defined the genre, including a Miles Vorkosigan adventure, a story from the author of the Dragonriders of Pern, and a rare tale co-authored by the screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back.
Nebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters—these authors take us to the farthest regions of space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785654596
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Infinite Stars , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: eBook
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 494,666
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a Hugo Award-nominated editor and author. His anthologies include Shattered ShieldsMission: Tomorrow, Galactic GamesLittle Green Men–Attack, and, Beyond The Sun. Bryan was the original editor for The Martian by New York Times Bestseller Andy Weir (Crown, 2014). He has also edited or written gaming content for WarsDark Expanse, and Ascension, as well as writing tie-in fiction in The X-Files and Predator.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note and Acknowledgements 1

Space Opera: An Introduction Robert Silverberg 3

Fleet School: Renegat Orson Scott Card 13

Dune: The Waters of Kanly Brian Herbert Kevin J. Anderson 58

Legion of the Damned: The Good Shepherd William C. Dietz 87

The Game of Rat and Dragons Cordwainer Smith 108

Miles Vorkosigan: The Borders of Infinity Lois McMaster Bujold 123

Vatta's War: All in a Day's Work Elizabeth Moon 191

Lightship Chronicles: The Last Day of Training Dave Bora 203

Skolian Empire: The Wages of Honor Catherine Asaro 218

Binti Nnedi Okorafor 249

Codominium: Reflex Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle 295

How to be a Barbarian in the Late 25th Century Jean Johnson 310

Stark and the Star Kings Leigh Brackett Edmond Hamilton 328

Imperium Imposter Jody Lynn Nye 359

Red: Region Five Linda Nagata 382

Revelation Space: Night Passage Alastair Reynolds 401

Duel on Syrtis Poul Anderson 438

Starbridbe: Twilight World A.C. Crispin 455

Virtues of War: Twenty Excellent Reasons Bennett R. Coles 482

The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey 498

Caine Rioroon: A Taste of Ashes Charles E. Gannon 516

The Iron Star Robert Silverberg 558

Lt. Leary: Cadet Cruise David Drake 580

The Lost Fleet: Shore Patrol Jack Campbell 599

Honorverse: Our Sacred Honor David Weber 620

Editor Biography 657

Author Biographies 659

Copyright and First Publication Information 673

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