From the Imperium-controlled aetherlanes to a tech noir restitution agency in the Free Zone and from a steampunk, 1894 China with clockwork automatons to a post-1984 Orwellian dystopia with mandatory goodpharm, here are ten science fiction stories of defiance and daring.
Split evenly between strong female and male leads, these heroes fight losing battles on principle alone, discover lies hidden deep inside themselves, execute daring rescues and fight for love and liberty in a society where human dignity is cheaper than obsolete swarmbots.
These original, never-before-published works are from veteran authors, including William F. Wu, as well as emerging talents.
Science Fiction » Anthologies • 71,000 words • Published: 2014 • ISBN: 9781941939031
This is a quirky little anthology whose theme is an ideal that is noble and timeless. If I had to encapsulate it, I would say that the stories are about people who must make decisions in situations where those actions will define not just what they will do, but also who they are, and what they really believe in
It has been a long while since I have come across a book of short science fiction that dropped me into so many different new worlds, introduced me to new characters I wanted to befriend, and embraced the strong spirit of independence found here.