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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 a future in space exploration where NASA no longer dominates. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? Whether Brazilian, Russian, or 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.
With stories by:
Michael F. Flynn
Sarah A. Hoyt
David D. Levine
About Mission: Tomorrow:
"Editor Schmidt adds grandmasters to a mix of newer established names and balances the tragic with the humorous."—Publishers Weekly
"[A] book like this serves to keep alive the broader dreams that were so instrumental in the foundation of our genre."—Locus
"This themed anthology . . . will appeal to a wide range of readers, who will appreciate the diversity of stories . . . a solid introduction to a classic genre."—Kirkus
About Shattered Shields, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"In this well-built anthology, seventeen original stories cut to the heart of military fantasy, diving directly into the most exciting moments of dramatic bravery, grand battles, and life-changing heroism . . . Readers who prefer to cut straight to the action, but want more depth than pure hack-and-slash, will find these offerings appealing."—Publishers Weekly
"An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly."—John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series
About The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . "—Library Journal
About Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."—Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Mission: Tomorrow is a novel-length collection of short stories compiled by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, which center on the continuing theme of developments in space exploration. Toeing that interesting line where science fiction often becomes science fact, these nineteen very different but equally accomplished tales take the reader on a journey through a very realistic future where humans continue to explore and capitalize on space travel. Both global and political in its viewpoint, the anthology champions human endeavour, but looks at both the light and dark sides of a universe of possibilities. Schmidt’s selection and editing of the collection allows the stories to flow in a linear progression, guiding the reader from the farthest stars to the strange terrain of planets beneath our feet. I wish I had room to discuss all of the stories in this fine collection. Bryan Thomas Schmidt has done a superb job in selecting equally balanced tales from highly talented writers who really abide by the traditional rules of science fiction. I quite often felt as though I was reading Asimov whilst enjoying this immense volume, and can offer no greater compliment than that. For me, the standout story came from Jaleta Clegg – The Ultimate Space Race – in which the familiar demons of our ‘reality’ obsessed contemporary world extend out into space travel to create a massive commercial and social nightmare. I particularly enjoyed meeting so many interesting and original characters throughout Mission: Tomorrow, as well as exploring the human perspective of space through many different perspectives. Hard core science fiction fans must read this book.