Into the New Millennium: Trailblazing Tales From Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2000-2010

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 From a misty beach in Massachusetts to worlds both distant and alien, some of the best writers in science fiction—some old favorites like Robert J. Sawyer and Stephen Baxter, some up-and-coming—explore some of the many places our future may take us. You’ll find problems we face right now, as in Edward M. Lerner’s “The Night of the RFIDs” and Richard A. Lovett’s “Tiny Berries”; and others that may (or may not?) be much farther down the road, like the very alien viewpoints in Juliette Wade’s “Cold Words” and Carl Frederick’s “The Universe Beneath Our Feet.” You’ll find engaging characters like the very young extraterrestrial with a critical mission (in the White House) and an unforgiving deadline in David D. Levine’s “Pupa,” and the retired astronaut with Alzheimer’s who must remotely salvage a Moon mission in Marianne J. Dyson’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” All are guaranteed to entertain and to make you think in ways you’ve never thought before.

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Edited by Stanley Schmidt

Authors include: Brad R. Torgersen, Carl Frederick, Michael F. Flynn, Barry B. Longyear, Rajnar Vajra, Stephen Baxter, Richard A. Lovett, Robert J. Sawyer, Marianne J. Dyson, John G. Hemry, David D. Levine, Amy Bechtel, Edward M. Lerner, Ekaterina Sedia, David Bartell, Harry Turtledove, Juliette Wade, and Stephen L. Burns.

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Dell Magazines
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Published on
Nov 21, 2011
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Pages
250
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English
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Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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