New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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A new generation of science fiction fans is at hand. A new generation that is curious, smart, audacious, and experimental. It is for them that Patrick Nielsen Hayden-winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology - has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary SF writers over the past two decades.

Here are writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Gould, Connie Willis, Spider Robinson, and many more. Here is a careening adventure along the outside of a tower looming miles above the ground, and a tale of desperate survival on the deadly surface of the Moon. Here is a world in which children divorce their parents, and the story of a four-dimensional boy in a three-dimensional world. Here are future young people rebuilding after terrible disasters, and here is a story of the future development of baseball-on Mars.

Nightmarish or whimsical, irreverent or swashbuckling, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now into New Skies.



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PNH is talented at shifting the gold from the dross: his collections are always better than the generally crap anthologies usually produced. A personal favorite is Terry Bisson's "They're Made Out of ... Read full review

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All the chosen stories are great examples of high quality sci-fi stories. The range of topics kept me interested. Because the range was so varied, I personally was not interested by a few of the stories. And there in lies the beauty of an anthology, the choice to pick and choose which stories to read. Most of the stories were a new and innovative look at the mundane - exactly what one expects from a good sci-fi read. 

Contents

Uncle Joshua and the Grooglemen
81
Connie Willis A Letter from the Clearys
94
Will Shetterly Brian and the Aliens
112
David Langford Different Kinds of Darkness
128
Greg van Eekhout V1ll You Be an Astronaut?
143
Jane Yolen Cards of Grief
154
Philip K Dick The Alien Mind
193
Maureen F McHugh The Lincoln Train
208
Brings the Curveball to Mars
228
Orson Scott Card Salvage
248
Robert Charles Wilson The Great Goodbye
272
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Patrick Nielsen Hayden is Senior Editor, Manager of Science Fiction, at Tor Books. He has worked in the science fiction field as an editor, reviewer, publisher, and in other capacities, since the mid-1970s. The Washington Post has called him "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction."

His original anthology series Starlight has won the World Fantasy Award, while individual stories from it have won the Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. His other anthologies include the YA reprint collections New Skies and New Magics and Up. A frequent speaker at science fiction conventions and writing workshops, he also plays guitar with a variety of ensembles and maintains a popular weblog about politics and culture. He lives with his wife and collaborator, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, in Brooklyn, New York.

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