Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

Laurie Tom

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 190799209X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

Laurie Tom

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 190799209X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Solaris Rising is the first in an exciting new series of anthologies that are set to reaffirm Solaris’s proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction.

Solaris Rising is the first in an exciting new series of anthologies that are set to reaffirm Solaris’s proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction.

The book will feature all original short stories from many best-selling authors such as Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Ken MacLeod, Mike Resnick, Tricia Sullivan, Eric Brown, Steve Rasnic Tem along with other top name authors; stories guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, demonstrating why science fiction remains the most innovative, satisfying, and downright exciting genre of all.

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below, the colony world was a vast dappled meniscus arcing across the void; above, the supergiant binary system burned bright, 31 Cygni A and B almost joined in a single fiery mass. Loftus had made the journey to Karenia three times over the past hundred and fifty years – visits always hedged with trepidation – but this trip would be the last. “Ed? You ‘kay?” Softly, the question came from the woman at his side. He turned from the viewscreens. The body-couch swaddled all but her tanned face,

bamboo.” Lackshmi shrugged. “Pull up a few more metres of bamboo.” Suzan considered this suggestion. The borders of the site were undefined. Bot-moles were on hand. “Very well,” she said. “Just a few more square metres.” Lackshmi drank O-lime tonic water while the bot-moles dug. Suzan dragged her hand through her bobbed black hair and watched. She was nervous. Nerves struck her every time a new site opened. From her flask she sipped rose tea. After half an hour they stood facing the top of a

which swiftly pressurised. We took off our helmets and breathed clean warm air. Five padded couches were around the walls. Evidently belts or harnesses were unnecessary. A toilet opened up, then a shower cubicle, and finally a cupboard containing plastic bottles of water and sandwiches wrapped in clingfilm. Sandwiches! I opened one and devoured most of it: cheese and ham in a Kaiser roll with some sauerkraut and German-tasting mustard. A bit of the roll I kept, to wrap in the clingfilm and put

man’s protests. But I don’t care. Just one goal. Darkness falls at last. I tell Haggerty I have to go home but instead I head for the Archive. Over the last few months in my own timeline, I’ve found every excuse to come down here and study the security layout of the building. The Archive is well protected but break-ins are so rare now that the guards almost never see action, and when they do they all know it’s going to happen. Consequently they are bored, indifferent and easily avoided. 8pm.

shortlisted. His postdoc research had been a mixture of the mundane and the wildly exotic; he cherry-picked his way through some of the wilder outlands of quantum mechanics and nanotechnology, came up with a brand new theory of stellar evolution, published a paper which not only challenged the Big Bang but made it seem rather dull and simple-minded. Larry Day. Brilliant physicist. Brilliant drunk. Brilliant serial womaniser. He and I had visited all the bars in Sioux Crossing and been thrown out

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