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The Starry Rift Tales of New Tomorrows characters Ö 107 í ❮Read❯ ➶ The Starry Rift Tales of New Tomorrows ➺ Author Jonathan Strahan – Gwairsoft.co.uk An original science fiction anthologyTruly successful science fiction does two things it gives credible glimpses into the future while entertaiAn original science Rift Tales Kindle #216 fiction anthologyTruly successful science fiction does two things it gives credible glimpses into the future while entertaining the The Starry PDFEPUBreader With this in mind noted anthologist Jonathan Strahan who is also the reviews editor of Locus magazine asked sixteen of today's Starry Rift Tales ePUB #9734 most inventive compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys Kelly Link Magic for Beginners Starry Rift Tales of Ne. fully admit that I initially sprang for this anthology entirely on the basis of Stephan Martiniere's cover illustration It's what SF covers are supposed to look like and wrapped around a nice hefty volume 530 pages seemed to hold out the promise of some good old fashion SF Even the subtitle Tales of new Tomorrows had a nice 1950's ring to it I was not disappointed Editor Jonathan Strahan has pulled together 16 of the top names in the field which provides a great sampler of contemporary authors if like me you've been off reading in a particular subgenre and would now like a uick sense of whose doing what on the main stage I was delighted for example to discover Ian McDonald through the inclusion of The Dust Assassin a near future SF set in the Indian subcontinent I can't believe that I hadn't heard of McDonald before and that no one thought to recommend him to me I have since added all his titles to my ca 'wish list' For me The Dust Assassin was alone worth the price of admission But even where I was already familiar with the authors — names such as Cory Doctorow and Neil Gaiman — I was delighted that Straham had been able to solicit such consistently high uality stories Gaiman's Orange for example is a positive gem for all that it was apparently dashed off enroute to the meeting with Straham; and Doctorow's Anda's Game is a wonderfully optimistic response to Ender's Game And so it goes with at least 12 out of the 16 stories rating an 'excellent' That is an incredibly high ratio for a representative cross section of the field almost by definition one cannot expect that everything will be to one's tastesStraham also contributes a brief but extremely intelligent introduction Unlike most editors who seem compelled to laboriously — and redundantly — explain how each story fits into the collection Straham instead provides an insightful overview of the field as a whole This state of the genre report benefits from Straham's Australian perspective providing a thought provoking corrective to our usual American centric assumptionsStraham also allows each author a half page afterward along with a half page biography to contextualize each story; again in sharp contrast to those anthologies that utilize forewords which too often contain ruinous spoilersSo was there a theme that united this collection Was The Starry Rift indeed the 1950s style 'sense of wonder' SF I was looking forThere's an old joke that asks What is the Golden Age of Science Fiction to which the reply is supposed to be 13; the implication being that SF is best when discovered at that age regardless of the actual period in which it was writtenIn that sense then this is indeed Golden Age SF All but three of the stories feature protagonists aged 13 17 Identifying with these youthful protagonists made me feel 13 again Reading this anthology it is impossible not to reminisce about one's own discovery of SF thus providing an extra layer of nostalgia on top of the stories' own build in sense of wonder I am not convinced that Straham set out to solicit stories of young heroes but that's what he got and it makes for an extremely successful themed anthology Indeed I wanted to find a 13 year old to read these to But whatever the reader's age this anthology is a sure bet© 2009 Robert Runté Reprinted with permission from NeoOpsis Magazine #19 Winter 2009 p 70

The Starry Rift Tales of New TomorrowsAn original science Rift Tales Kindle #216 fiction anthologyTruly successful science fiction does two things it gives credible glimpses into the future while entertaining the The Starry PDFEPUBreader With this in mind noted anthologist Jonathan Strahan who is also the reviews editor of Locus magazine asked sixteen of today's Starry Rift Tales ePUB #9734 most inventive compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys Kelly Link Magic for Beginners Starry Rift Tales of Ne. fully admit that I initially sprang for this anthology entirely on the basis of Stephan Martiniere's cover illustration It's what SF covers are supposed to look like and wrapped around a nice hefty volume 530 pages seemed to hold out the promise of some good old fashion SF Even the subtitle Tales of new Tomorrows had a nice 1950's ring to it I was not disappointed Editor Jonathan Strahan has pulled together 16 of the top names in the field which provides a great sampler of contemporary authors if like me you've been off reading in a particular subgenre and would now like a uick sense of whose doing what on the main stage I was delighted for example to discover Ian McDonald through the inclusion of The Dust Assassin a near future SF set in the Indian subcontinent I can't believe that I hadn't heard of McDonald before and that no one thought to recommend him to me I have since added all his titles to my ca 'wish list' For me The Dust Assassin was alone worth the price of admission But even where I was already familiar with the authors — names such as Cory Doctorow and Neil Gaiman — I was delighted that Straham had been able to solicit such consistently high uality stories Gaiman's Orange for example is a positive gem for all that it was apparently dashed off enroute to the meeting with Straham; and Doctorow's Anda's Game is a wonderfully optimistic response to Ender's Game And so it goes with at least 12 out of the 16 stories rating an 'excellent' That is an incredibly high ratio for a representative cross section of the field almost by definition one cannot expect that everything will be to one's tastesStraham also contributes a brief but extremely intelligent introduction Unlike most editors who seem compelled to laboriously — and redundantly — explain how each story fits into the collection Straham instead provides an insightful overview of the field as a whole This state of the genre report benefits from Straham's Australian perspective providing a thought provoking corrective to our usual American centric assumptionsStraham also allows each author a half page afterward along with a half page biography to contextualize each story; again in sharp contrast to those anthologies that utilize forewords which too often contain ruinous spoilersSo was there a theme that united this collection Was The Starry Rift indeed the 1950s style 'sense of wonder' SF I was looking forThere's an old joke that asks What is the Golden Age of Science Fiction to which the reply is supposed to be 13; the implication being that SF is best when discovered at that age regardless of the actual period in which it was writtenIn that sense then this is indeed Golden Age SF All but three of the stories feature protagonists aged 13 17 Identifying with these youthful protagonists made me feel 13 again Reading this anthology it is impossible not to reminisce about one's own discovery of SF thus providing an extra layer of nostalgia on top of the stories' own build in sense of wonder I am not convinced that Straham set out to solicit stories of young heroes but that's what he got and it makes for an extremely successful themed anthology Indeed I wanted to find a 13 year old to read these to But whatever the reader's age this anthology is a sure bet© 2009 Robert Runté Reprinted with permission from NeoOpsis Magazine #19 Winter 2009 p 70

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The Starry Rift Tales of New Tomorrows Ì Magic Spider by by Scott WesterfeldCheats by Ann HalamOrange by Neil GaimanThe Surfer by Kelly LinkRepair Kit by Stephen BaxterThe Dismantled Invention of Fate by Jeffrey FordAnda's Game By Corey DoctorowSundiver Day by Kathleen Ann GoonanThe Dust Assassin by Ian McDonaldThe Star Surgeon's Apprentice by Alastair ReynoldsAn Honest Day's Work By Margo LaniganLost Continent by Greg EganIncomers by Paul McAuleyPost Ironic Stress Syndrome by Tricia SullivanInfestation by Garth NixPinocchio by Walter Jon William. If you want some good sci fi this book is it It has all of what's good about sci fi interesting topics that just make you think relations to the present cool and new tech aliens different planets star travel and It even has a story about vampires for you vampire lovers It's got everything for the everyday sci fi loverWhat's disappointing is the two authors that even made me buy this book Neil Gaiman and Scott Westerfeld had the shortest stories in the whole book They were good butyou know kind of disappointing I guess it was a good thing that the rest of the stories were so goodI agree with Jonathan Strahan when he said that sci fi is an ongoing conversation about what's happening in the world we live in and where we're going Sci fi is as much about today as it is about the future It about what we think our society today is heading It's basically a statement of today through the use of tomorrowSci fi also have a tendency to have sort of a collective unconscious if you know what I mean I found a lot of similarities between other sci fi TV shows and movies I watch and stories I read between the stories in this book From Doctor Who to Avatar and on In fact one of the stories in here was almost the same thing as another story in another sci fi book of stories that my dad it reading Its weirdHere's a few comments about each story1Ass Hat Magic Spider by Scott Westerfeld Again a short story but I rather liked it It was an interesting way to think about space travel and the delicate systems that make space travel and how humans fit into the those systems2Cheats by Ann Halam It was an interesting thought to think about how gaming and space travel can be related and how we're all really a string of data in the end3Orange by Neil Gaiman The shortest story of them all That cheating Neil GaimanThat's not to say that it wasn't good It was cool how he wrote it It was all the answers to unknown uestions for some interview or something It was cool4The Surfer by Kelly Link This was my favorite story out of all of them It's basically about this American who is in uarantined in Costa Rica where this surfer lives who is the first person to have contact with aliens It have everything A collapsing America flue plagues plausible tech first contact with aliens skeptics believers loss of hope and a hopeful future And its all told through a normal teenager's point of view during this 4 day period he is stuck in this warehouse in uarantine I LOVE it5Repair Kit by Stephen Baxter This is basically a tribute to classic sci fi Dangers in space Ship heading to certain doom and the captain has to stop it in time to save everyone Not to say that it wasn't good I loved how he named the ship the Flying Pig That was just perfect6The Dismantled Invention of Fate by Jeffrey Ford Another far future story But it was an interesting one At parts you had to go back and think 'wait what just happened' It was a brain twister if you know what I mean I still liked it7Anda's Game by Cory Doctorow Another story about gaming but this one is different Its your classic game played on a computer and sounds like it could take place in the near future It shows the conseuences of gaming so much getting fat of course It also shows how third world countries and greedy rich people come into play and it sounds very plausible8Sundiver Day by Kathleen Ann Goonan This was the most boring out of all of them Yes it had cool tech like cloning and stuffbut it was mostly descriptions about the Florida Keys Hearing how the world winks or how blue the water is is not what I want to read personally Yep its the worst out of all of them But still okay9The Dust Assassin by Ian McDonald I like this one It was sad and original It was also based in India where most of the culture is the same as it is today and the past It was cool to see how the future is in other places other than Europe and the western world I really liked this one10The Star Surgeon's Apprentice by Alastair Reynolds I like this one It had cool tech matched with the classic gore It also had aliens and a mystery so of course I liked it11An Honest Day's Work by Margo Lanagan This was the story I was talking about was basically the same as another story by another author It's basically about this community that takes apart and uses every bit of this gaint alien thing that is killed then brought to them kind of like a whaling community I liked it I'm interested on how this story compares to the other one like it12Lost Continent by Greg Egan This was a close second favorite Its about mysterious dimension hopping between other universes that are similar to ours and our universe done by refuges of those other uinverses Its just the mystery combinded with the plausible reaction of our government that just makes this story so good I really like it13Incomers by Paul McAuely This story was okay It had colonies on different planets a past interplanetary war ect It wasn't unusual but it wasn't bad either14Post Ironic Stress Syndrome by Tricia Sullivan Now this story was interesting and original with the whole M space the 5th dimension and then M e how they control M space and M ask how they connect the human body with M e It was also interesting how they use M e to space travel along with time travel along with the fact that the two fighting parties in the current war build people that are connected through M space to each of their planets and people and ships So the two people fight and its a battle in the war when one gets hurt something in that party's territory is destoryed or damaged Simple And then there's the virus like thing that lives in M space called Medusa that wants people to stop using M space Overal it is an extremely interesting concept and I really like it15Infestation by Garth Nix This is the with the vampires At first I was wondering how that would fit in with the sci fi theme of the book but it turned out to be the classic vampires are aliens thing which I happen to really like the idea of Overal it was a really really good story And I'm now interested in reading of Garth Nix's stuff16Pinocchio by Walter Jon Williams Now I have no idea how the title comes into play here so don't ask me I liked this story Yes it was sad but so true It even could've taken place today if it wasn't for the cool tech they had I like itWow that was possibly the longest review I've ever written I think my hands are starting to cramp upI should stopIt was a good sci fi book and I really think if you like sci fi that you should read it Until next time read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Jonathan Strahan

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Jonathan Strahan á 7 download W EpubGarth Nix the Abhorsen Trilogy Scott Westerfeld Uglies Pretties Specials and their colleagues have crafted a dazzling range of stories Whether on spaceships in suburbia or in simulated gaming worlds whether about cloning battle tactics or corporate politics the stories of The Starry Rift will give every reader something to consider This original anthology is crucial reading for those who want to see where the future and the future of science fiction Starry Rift Tales of New Epubis headedCONTENTAss Hat. This is one amazing compilation of stories I especially loved 'AssHat Magic Spider by Scott Westerfeld which is a homage to a certain Charlotte and I won't spoil it for those of you planning to read itI also liked Neil Gaiman's Orange for its Outer worldly excellence I am looking forward to compilations of this kind which give uis snippets of shorts from people who usually write longer pieces The cover art alone pulled me in Overall Bravo