The year's best military SF, space opera, and adventure SF stories. The second of a new series featuring the best stories of the year from the top magazines and online venues with a military and adventure science fiction theme.
The new Golden Age of short science fiction has arrived! Selected from the premier print and online markets in the field, here are stories to challenge, provoke, thrill, and entertain. Stories of future military men and women, space opera on a grand scale, and edge-of-your-seat adventure science fiction in the grand pulp tradition. The second volume in an on-going series, The Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction, features stories by giants of the genre and the hottest new voices.
Plus, you be the judge! INTERACTIVE READER VOTING. One story from this anthology will be chosen via proctored online voting for The Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Reader's Choice Award, presented at DragonCon in Summer 2016. For more information, go to Baen.com.
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About The Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction 2015:
"Baen's fan-guided anthology series roars into its second year with a collection of stories just as eclectic as the first. . . . Afsharirad has put together a refreshing military and SF anthology that will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera Volume 1:
"This intriguing anthology explores the human race's violent potential [but] also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit, with brave tales [that] take the reader on a fascinating, thought-provoking, enjoyable journey . . . "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[A] nice eclectic mix of magazines--hardcopy and digital--and original anthologies. Afsharirad seems to have cast his nets admirably wide. . . . The variety of styles and topics and themes, and the high level of craft in this assemblage, prove that this subgenre is flourishing. . . . [The collection] should be welcome by raw recruits and veterans alike."--Locus
|Series:||The Year's Best of Military and Adventure Science Fiction Stories , #2|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||575 KB|
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The diversity of stories in this collection is astounding! There are excellent military SF stories here (like “The Trouble with Telepaths” by Hank Davis and the deeply moving “Remember Day” by Sarah Pinkster) alongside old-school adventure SF stories (Joe Lansdale's “The Wizard of the Trees”) and even some that could be described as experimental (“This is the Way the Universe Ends: With a Bang” by Brian Dolton). My online vote for Best Story went to “Gyre” by Brad Torgerson, a story that exemplifies his signature mix of “hard” SF with compelling characters and storyline.