Friday, January 12, 2007

Far Horizons: All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds in Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg


"The universe of the mind is a limitless expanse of wonders, filled with worlds and secrets that cannot be fully explored within the pages of a single novel.

Avid readers of science fiction have long appreciated the myriad joys of returning to fictional galaxies already experienced. In Far Horizons, a variable "Who's Who" of science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers once again revisit the remarkable worlds they created and made famous. Perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction talent ever in one volume, this unprecedented masterpiece reopens vast empires of imagination and adventure to new explorations and appreciations. It is a major SF event, sure to bring unparalleled joy to the hearts of serious fans everywhere."


Old Music and the Slave Women - Ursula K. LeGuin (Ekumen)
A Separate War - Joe Haldeman (Forever War)
Investment Counselor - Orson Scott Card (Ender Saga)
Temptation - David Brin (Uplift)
Getting to Know the Dragon - Robert Silverberg (Roma Eterna)
Orphans of the Helix - Dan Simmons (Hyperion Cantos)
Sleeping Dogs - Nancy Kress (Sleepless)
The Boy Who Would Live Forever - Frederik Pohl (Heechee Saga)
A Hunger for the Infinite - Gregory Benford (Galactic Centre)
The Ship That Returned - Anne McCaffrey (The Ship Who Sang)
The Way of All Ghosts: A Myth from Thistledown - Greg Bear (The Way)

My thoughts: This was a long book, but well worth it. I think I had read the Simmons story somewhere else, but I enjoyed reading it again. I was familiar with the Ender Saga (Card), the Heechee stories (Pohl) and the Hyperion Cantos (Simmons), but had not yet read the other ones. Now I can increase my wishlist!

Date finished: 1/11/2007
Book No.: 3
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0380796945
ISBN-13: 978-0380796946
Publisher: Eos
Year: 2000
No. of pages: 578
Binding: Paperback

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