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.
Table of Contents:
"Tombaugh Station" by Robin Wayne Bailey
"Excalibur" by Jack McDevitt
"The Race For Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman
"A Walkabout Amongst The Stars" by Lezli Robyn
"Sunrise On Mercury" by Robert Silverberg
"In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon" by Michael F. Flynn
"The Ultimate Space Race" by Jaleta Clegg
"Orpheus' Engines" by Christopher McKitterick
"Around The NEO in 80 Days" by Jay Werkheiser
"Iron Pegasus" by Brenda Cooper
"Airtight" by Michael Capobianco
"Windshear" by Angus McIntyre
"On Edge" by Sarah A. Hoyt
"Tartaros" by Mike Resnick
"Malf" by David D. Levine
"Ten Days Up" by Curtis C. Chen
"The Rabbit Hole" by James Gunn
"Rare (Off Earth) Elements (A Sam Gunn Tale)" by Ben Bova
"Tribute" by Jack Skillingstead
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