Synopses & Reviews
Truly successful science fiction does two things: it gives credible glimpses into the future while entertaining the reader. With this in mind, noted anthologist Jonathan Strahan?who is also the reviews editor of Locus
magazine?asked sixteen of today?s most inventive, compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day. Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys
), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners
), Garth Nix (the Abhorsen Trilogy), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies; Pretties; Specials
) and their colleagues have crafted a dazzling range of stories. Whether on spaceships, in suburbia, or in simulated gaming worlds, whether about cloning, battle tactics, or corporate politics, the stories of The Starry Rift
will give every reader something to consider. This original anthology is crucial reading for those who want to see where the future?and the future of science fiction?is headed.
"Each of the tales is not only entertaining to read, but also provides a thought-provoking element to consider. This anthology provides ample opportunities for new readers to sample the genre and will keep die-hard fans content." School Library Journal
"[A] feast of provocative, fully imagined science-fiction microcosms." Horn Book Magazine
A superb, generously proportioned selection of new Young Adult SF stories from an exceptional list of the masters of short fiction . . . This is surely a contender for anthology of the year. ùNick Gevers, Locus
Quality stories by authors at the height of their craft make this anthology a must-have. ùSchool Library Journal, starred review
A noted anthologist asked 16 of today's most inventive, compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day. Such bestselling authors as Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, and Scott Westerfeld have crafted a dazzling range of stories for this original, futuristic anthology.
About the Author
Jonathan Strahan lives in Perth, Australia.