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Title:
Space stations
Author:
Greenberg, Martin Harry.
Publication Information:
New York : DAW Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
320 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Battle of space fort Jefferson / Timothy Zahn -- Redundancy / Alan Dean Foster -- Dancers of the gate / James Cobb -- Mickeys / Robert J. Sawyer -- Franchise / Julie E. Czerneda -- Follow the sky / Pamela Sargent -- Auriga's streetcar / Jean Rabe -- Falling star / Brendan DuBois -- Countdown / Russell Davis -- Serpent on the station / Michael A. Stackpole -- First contact cafe / Irene Radford -- Orbital base fear / Eric Kotani -- Black hole station / Jack Williamson -- Space stations / Gregory Benford.
ISBN:
9780756401764
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

15 all-new stories of tomorrow from 15 of the best sci-fi writers of today The challenge and lure of space exploration has long been fertile ground for some of the finest science fiction stories. Here, fifteen of the best chroniclers of the day after tomorrow present unique tales of space stations both in our own solar system and far beyond.


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Booklist Review

This neat little theme anthology contains a satisfying mixture of old hands' and newcomers' stories. In the opener, Timothy Zahn's The Battle of Space Fortefferson, a space fort that is crumbling into disrepair as an unpopular tourist destination wins its first battle--finally--though only by means of the vagaries of decaying equipment. Inean Rabe's Auriga's Streetcar, a gem of a piece, an old spacer finds herself on the way to a distant star in the belly of an even older space observatory towed by unknown aliens. Robert. Sawyer's Mikeys relates the work of those who go almost to the target and the unexpected event that brings them to the forefront. The closer, Gregory Benford's Station Spaces, is a doozy about what happens when human merges with machine, and the building of human habitation on Luna. Despite, or possibly as a result of, a literally (i.e., spacially) limited topic, these stories cover a lot of ground. --Regina Schroeder Copyright 2004 Booklist