Federations

Federations

John Joseph Adams Lois McMaster Bujold Orson Scott Card George R.R. Martin Anne McCaffrey Alastair Reynolds Robert Silverberg Harry Turtledove Genevieve Valentine K. Tempest Bradford Catherynne M. Valente James Alan Gardner L.E. Modesitt Jr. Robert J. Sawyer Alan Dean Foster S.L. Gilbow Jeremiah Tolbert John C. Wright Kevin J. Anderson Doug Beason George Guthridge Yoon Ha Lee Allen M. Steele Mary Rosenblum Georgina Li Trent Hergenrader
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From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition. What are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? What happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic scale come into conflict with the indigenous peoples of other planets, of other races? And what of the issue of communicating across such distances, or the problems caused by relativistic travel? These are just some of the questions and issues that the stories in Federations will take on.

Contents:
Introduction / John Joseph Adams --
Mazer in prison / Orson Scott Card --
Carthago delenda est / Genevieve Valentine --
Life-suspension / L.E. Modesitt, Jr. --
Terra-exulta / S.L. Gilbow --
Aftermaths / Lois McMaster Bujold --
Someone is stealing the great throne rooms of the galaxy / Harry Turtledove --
Prisons / Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason --
Different day / K. Tempest Bradford --
Twilight of the gods / John C. Wright --
Warship / George R.R. Martin and George Guthridge --
Swanwatch / Yoon Ha Lee --
Spirey and the queen / Alastair Reynolds --
Pardon our conquest / Alan Dean Foster --
Symbiont / Robert Silverberg --
Ship who returned / Anne McCaffrey --
My she / Mary Rosenblum --
Shoulders of giants / Robert J. Sawyer --
Culture archivist / Jeremiah Tolbert --
Other side of Jordan / Allen Steele --
Like they always been free / Georgina Li --
Eskhara / Trent Hergenrader --
One with the interstellar group consciousnesses / James Alan Gardner --
Golubash, or wine-blood-war-elegy / Catherynne M. Valente
Language
English
Pages
379
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Prime Books
Release
April 15, 2009
ISBN
0809573474
ISBN 13
9780809573479
From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition. What are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? What happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic scale come into conflict with the indigenous peoples of other planets, of other races? And what of the issue of communicating across such distances, or the problems caused by relativistic travel? These are just some of the questions and issues that the stories in Federations will take on.

Contents:
Introduction / John Joseph Adams --
Mazer in prison / Orson Scott Card --
Carthago delenda est / Genevieve Valentine --
Life-suspension / L.E. Modesitt, Jr. --
Terra-exulta / S.L. Gilbow --
Aftermaths / Lois McMaster Bujold --
Someone is stealing the great throne rooms of the galaxy / Harry Turtledove --
Prisons / Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason --
Different day / K. Tempest Bradford --
Twilight of the gods / John C. Wright --
Warship / George R.R. Martin and George Guthridge --
Swanwatch / Yoon Ha Lee --
Spirey and the queen / Alastair Reynolds --
Pardon our conquest / Alan Dean Foster --
Symbiont / Robert Silverberg --
Ship who returned / Anne McCaffrey --
My she / Mary Rosenblum --
Shoulders of giants / Robert J. Sawyer --
Culture archivist / Jeremiah Tolbert --
Other side of Jordan / Allen Steele --
Like they always been free / Georgina Li --
Eskhara / Trent Hergenrader --
One with the interstellar group consciousnesses / James Alan Gardner --
Golubash, or wine-blood-war-elegy / Catherynne M. Valente
Language
English
Pages
379
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Prime Books
Release
April 15, 2009
ISBN
0809573474
ISBN 13
9780809573479

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