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Engineering infinity

Author: Jonathan StrahanPeter WattsKristine Kathryn RuschKarl SchroederStephen BaxterAll authors
Publisher: Oxford : Solaris, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realizing that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Strahan; Peter Watts; Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Karl Schroeder; Stephen Baxter; Hannu Rajaniemi; Charles Stross; Kathleen Ann Goonan; Damien Broderick; Barbara Lamar; Robert Reed; John C Wright; David Moles; Gregory Benford; Gwyneth Jones; John Barnes
ISBN: 9781907519529 1907519521
OCLC Number: 535493100
Description: 391 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Beyond the Gernsback Continuum--
/ Jonathan Strahan --
Malak / Peter Watts --
Watching the music dance / Kristine Kathryn Rusch --
Laika's ghost / Karl Schroeder --
The invasion of Venus / Stephen Baxter --
The server and the dragon / Hannu Rajaniemi --
Bit rot / Charles Stross --
Creatures with wings / Kathleen Ann Goonan --
Walls of flesh, bars of bone / Damien Broderick & Barbara Lamar --
Mantis / Robert Reed --
Judgement eve / John C. Wright --
A soldier of the city / David Moles --
Mercies / Gregory Benford --
The Ki-anna / Gwyneth Jones --
The birds and the bees and the gasoline trees / John Barnes.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Strahan.

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"The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realizing that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever thought, or simply realizing that a hitchhiker on a starship consumes fuel and oxygen with tragic results, it's hard science-fiction where sense of wonder is most often found and where science-fiction's true heart lies ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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