Mission: Tomorrow

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NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more.

In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

With stories by:

Jack McDevitt
Alex Shvartsman
Lezli Robyn
Robert Silverberg
Michael F. Flynn
Brenda Cooper
Michael Capobianco
Sarah A. Hoyt
Mike Resnick
David D. Levine
James Gunn
and more

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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut science fiction novel The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Nobles Years Best SF of 2011, and was followed by sequels The Returning and The Exodus. His childrens' books include 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter Land Of Legends. Schmidt has edited anthologies Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun, Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age, Mission: Tomorrow and, with Jennifer Brozek, coedited military high fantasy original anthology, Shattered Shields. Schmidt hosted #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Chat) Wednesdays at nine p.m. ET on Twitter from December 2010 through early 2015. A book editor for WordFire Press, he has also edited freelance for clients including New York Times Bestsellers Angie Fox and Andy Weir, for whom he was the first editor on the hit novel, The Martian.
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Publisher
Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Published on
Oct 16, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781625794574
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Mike Kupari
Jessica Day George
John C. Wright
Maurice Broaddus
Brad R. Torgersen
Faith Hunter
Jody Lynn Nye
Quincy J. Allen
Alex Shvartsman
Kim May
Steve Diamond
John Ringo
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Sarah A. Hoyt
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About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series:

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About Mission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: 
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“Editor Schmidt adds grandmasters to a mix of newer established names and balances the tragic with the humorous.”—Publishers Weekly

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Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.

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Contributors:

Larry Correia
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Gray Rinehart
David Farland
Glen Cook
Seanan McGuire
John Helfers
Annie Bellet
Joseph Zieja
Wendy N. Wagner
David Farland
Cat Rambo
Robin Wayne Bailey
Nancy Fulda
John R. Fultz
Dave Gross
James L. Sutter
Elizabeth Moon

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About Shattered Shields:
"An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly."--John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series

About The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . "--Library Journal

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