Welcome to a universe of wonder!
What's it like to have a mad scientist for a father?
Or protect your sleeping city from the terrors of the deep, or save your family spaceship?
Blast off for new worlds with the Young Explorer's Adventure Guide Volume 6!
"This stellar collection will appeal to both teens and grown-ups who dream of future worlds." Kirkus Review of Books, for the 2018 Young Explorer's Explorer's Guide
About the Author
Nancy Kress (1948) is an American science fiction author. She is known for writing hard science fiction often involving genetic engineering. Kress first gained attention after winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for the 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a full length novel. She would go on to win Nebula Awards for Best Novella for Fountain of Age, After the Fall, and Yesterday’s Kin.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Dianna Cowern and Imogen Ashford vii
Tin Can in the Sky by Nancy Kress 1
Special Effects by Holly Schofield 19
Girl Meets Robot by L. H. Davis 39
Fallen Star by Eric Del Carlo 61
Three Minutes Ahead by anne m. gibson 79
Oduduwa: The Return by Imade Iyamu 89
Mira’s Weight Problem by John Bushore 107
Digging Through the Red Dust by Elle Jauffret 117
I Guess I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So by Deborah Walker 129
Sal’ky by Alex McGilvery 143
Fishbowl by A. Katherine Black 163
Just: A Tale of the Jitney by J. L. Bell 177
The Wayfinder and His Sister by Maria Haskins 199
Juliet Silver and the Nightmare Regatta by Wendy Nikel 219
The Search for Voyager by J.R. Rustrian 235
Cloudcatcher by Marilag Angway 253
Mad Dad by William B. Wolfe 269
Alma’s Race by Templeton Moss 289
Kori and Nori Go Out For T.A.C.O.S by N. R. M. Roshak 309
Fixer-Upper by Dawn Vogel 329
A Planet Named Beatrice by Melanie Harding-Shaw 343
In the Night City by Andrew K. Hoe 359
If You Find This,
Please Give it to Gretchen Doheny by Elise Forier Edie 385
The Creeping Cold by Dana Bell 403