Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

16 Dec

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pale concrete walls. Matt walked down Mount Pleasant and climbed the concrete steps up to the cathedral’s main entrance. The steps were littered with leaves and bird droppings. The doors were modern, they looked like wood but were surely promat, but they did not shift at his approach. When Matt tried a handle, one door creaked open. “Wait.” “Go away, Mister Mersey.” “It’s me, Matt. Bob Bowden.” Matt turned. Mister Bowden stood there a few steps below him. “What are you doing here?” Mister

they’d come from. “Look at the way the palms are curved,” Tom said. “There’s no tension in them – no matter how tightly they were put together, those palms are relaxed, ready to accept whatever might fall into them. These aren’t the desperate hands of someone needing rescue, or begging. They’re just hands that have been raised, hands that are showing themselves.” “Do they make you feel guilty?” Franklin asked nervously. “These hands make me feel guilty. Not so much for surviving – these people

with regular customers unfamiliar to him buying inventory he wouldn’t recognise. Maybe the night staff kept the place open past ten till two or three in the morning or held raves on Sundays when it was supposed to be closed. Then they cleaned up after themselves and by the time he came in the next morning, he saw only what he expected to see. There was no way of knowing – Yes, there was. He stood in the doorway with his arms folded, looking at each of the cameras in turn. Possibly for five

longer works by lining up days in a reasonable order. Most people get used to it surprisingly quickly. Some never do. Some go mad waiting to live a day before that fateful Wednesday, but nobody jumps to a date pre-Slip. That’s not how it works. That afternoon, the ceremony goes without a hitch and everyone on the former police force becomes APP. “Stop the Paradox, Save the Universe!” – the slogan is bandied about carelessly throughout the festivities. To me it rings hollow. Haggerty is

the pamphlets.” “What’s that book you’re carrying?” I ask. The Chief Librarian freezes in his tracks. “This? This is my personal ledger.” He seems uncomfortable discussing it. “And what’s it for?” “For? What’s it for? Well, I record things of course.” “What, specifically?” “Well, at a high level, every major event from each day that has been memorized from the future, and every major event that actually happens today. I use it to check and validate everything that is recorded and every

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