Some of the world’s most talented SF writers collected to throw light on a brighter future.
Shine: a collection of gems that throw light on a brighter future. Some of the world’s most talented SF writers (including Alastair Reynolds, Kay Keyon and Jason Stoddard) show how things can change for the better. From gritty polyannas to workable futures, from hard-fought progress to a better tomorrow; heart-warming and mind-expanding stories that will (re-) awaken the optimist in you!
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About the Author
Jetse de Vries has been writing SF since 1999 and had his first story published in 2003. He’s been part of the editorial team for renowned SF magazine. Shine is his first anthology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed:* Overhead by Jason Stoddard* Twittering The Stars by Mari Ness* Castoff World by Kay KenyonThese were pretty good as well:* The Earth Of Yunhe by Eric Gregory* The Grenman Watches The Black Bar Go Up, Up, up by Jacques Barcia* Sarging Rasmussen: A Report (by Organic) by Gord Sellar* Ishin by Madeline Ashby
If these are optimistic futures, I would rather live in a Peter Hamilton Dystrophy. Every story starts with the grimmest of visions; drastic weather, starvation, unemployment, and despair. And ends up with just a possible glimmer of hope...only if all past human behaviors are forgotten and we enter a world of drug addled fantasy land. None of these stories are helped by the editor's call for "diversity". Possibly a call for better writers would have made this a better anthology, but only without the story structures that were already laid down. The only halfway decent story is about a T. Rex who learns to play heavy metal guitar. But somehow I don't feel exactly optimistic about a world where increasingly intelligent carnivores are let loose on a planet of easily eaten homo sapiens.
Froze. She started wriggling, trying to move away from him. She managed to reach the trees, but the same guy that had pushed her in shoved her back towards him.