New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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
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.
Uncle Joshua and the Grooglemen
Connie Willis A Letter from the Clearys
Will Shetterly Brian and the Aliens
David Langford Different Kinds of Darkness
Greg van Eekhout V1ll You Be an Astronaut?
Jane Yolen Cards of Grief
Philip K Dick The Alien Mind
Maureen F McHugh The Lincoln Train
Brings the Curveball to Mars
Orson Scott Card Salvage
Robert Charles Wilson The Great Goodbye