The universe is dangerous, wondrous--a vast canvas upon which humanity sketches its hopes for the future.
In this anthology, you'll find seventeen tales of conflict and heroism, exploration and discovery, endurance and triumph. Flee the apocalypse of modern-day Earth, fly a fighter in the cold emptiness of deep space, and find new life on the distant shores of an alien world. You might even discover something about yourself as each author opens a window on the soul of mankind. Who are we, really? Should we survive? How do we become something greater without losing what makes us human?
Open this collection and take your first steps into tomorrow. Travel the cosmos to find amazing adventure. Walk beside unforgettable characters on the bridge across the stars...
Featuring a Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson
- David VanDyke - "As the Sparks Fly Upward"
- Ann Christy - "Peace Force"
- Felix R. Savage - "Scrapyard Ship"
- Lindsay Buroker - "Here Be Dragons"
- Chris Dietzel - "The Gordian Asteroid"
- Craig Martelle - "The Trenches of Centauri Prime"
- Josi Russell - "Broken One"
- Chris Pourteau - "The Erkennen Job"
- Daniel Arenson - "The Firebug and the Pharaoh"
- Rhett C. Bruno - "Interview for the End of the World"
- Steve Beaulieu - "Night Shift"
- Lucas Bale - "A Friend to Man"
- Jason Anspach - "...Space Pirates"
- Will McIntosh - "Drive"
- Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff - "Water Babies"
- David Bruns - "Take Only Memories"
- Patty Jansen - "This Deceitful State of Truth"
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Sci-fi Short Story Collection
This book is a wonderful collection of possibilities! Each author writes about different options that could happen in the future or on other worlds. I loved reading all of them. Thanks so much for many hours of entertainment!
Not Bad, Not Great
Overall I enjoyed this collection and some contributions especially, but some of the selected stories are a bit too boilerplate or even trite - the literary equivalent of a made for TV sci-fi movie. The authors are all assuredly talented, but I would prefer to see the very best of the best in a collection such as this.
Bridge across the stars
Good read a couple of the stories were hard to get into but over all a good anthology