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"... The finest collection of YA short stories published specifically for young adult readers in recent memory ... this anthology is a must-purchase for all YA collections."
-- VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

New Skies

an anthology of today's science fiction

Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden

A new generation of science fiction fans is at hand. A new generation that is curious, smart, audacious, and experimental. It is for them that Patrick Nielsen Hayden—winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology— has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary SF writers over the past two decades.

Here are writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Gould, Connie Willis, Spider Robinson, and many more. Here is a careening adventure along the outside of a tower looming miles above the ground, and a tale of desperate survival on the deadly surface of the Moon. Here is a world in which children divorce their parents, and the story of a four-dimensional boy in a three-dimensional world. Here are future young people rebuilding after terrible disasters, and here is a story of the future development of baseball—on Mars.

"...Science fiction fans will enjoy this solid collection of some of the best the genre has to offer. "
-- Booklist

Nightmarish or whimsical, irreverent or swashbuckling, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now into New Skies.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden is Senior Editor and Manager of Science Fiction for Tor Books. His original anthology series, Starlight, has won the World Fantasy Award, and individual stories from it have won the Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. The Washington Post has called him "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction." He lives with his wife and collaborator, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Introduction
  • Terry Bisson, "They're Made Out of Meat"
  • Geoffrey A. Landis, "A Walk in the Sun"
  • Steven Gould, "Peaches for Mad Molly"
  • Spider Robinson, "Serpents' Teeth"
  • Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, "Uncle Joshua and the Grooglemen"
  • Connie Willis, "A Letter from the Clearys"
  • Will Shetterly, "Brian and the Aliens"
  • David Langford, "Different Kinds of Darkness"
  • Greg van Eekhout, "Will You Be an Astronaut?"
  • Jane Yolen, "Cards of Grief"
  • Greg Bear, "Tangents"
  • Philip K. Dick, "The Alien Mind"
  • Nancy Kress, "Out of All Them Bright Stars"
  • Maureen F. McHugh, "The Lincoln Train"
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, "Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars"
  • Orson Scott Card, "Salvage"
  • Robert Charles Wilson, "The Great Goodbye"
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Starlight 1
Starlight 2
Starlight 3
New Magics
The Best of Now ... For a New Generation

Orson Scott Card * Jane Yolen * Terry Bisson * Steven Gould * Nancy Kress * Greg Bear * Geoffrey A. Landis * Spider Robinson * Maureen F. McHugh * Kim Stanley Robinson * Will Shetterly * David Langford * Greg van Eekhout * Robert Charles Wilson * Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald * Connie Willis * Philip K. Dick

Praise for the anthologist Patrick Nielsen Hayden

"Stellar." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Starlight 1
"Consistently high quality." — San Francisco Chronicle on Starlight 1
"Highly recommended." — Library Journal on Starlight 1
"Rare's the sequel to match its predecessor, especially when the original is as acclaimed as Starlight 1, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology ... Strong and varied, this anthology has gathered some gems of the genre." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Starlight 2
"Dynamic, often exceptional work, highly recommended." — Kirkus Reviews on Starlight 2
"Exceptional ... some of the best new writing in speculative fiction." — Booklist on Starlight 2
"Firmly establishes Nielsen Hayden as an editor of impeccable credentials . .. It's hard to imagine that there will be a better original anthology published this year." — Locus on Starlight 3

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