From the Author
This is a dream project inspired by memories of my love of space exploration and reading clippings on the NASA landings with my Grandma Melson throughout her life. Sometimes I wonder if our sense of wonder has faded these days. Did space travel become too commonplace for some? So I asked top Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, including four of my favorites, to imagine space colonization in various forms. It was funded on Kickstarter, then picked up by Fairwood Press, a top independent SFF publisher. I think the result is a lot of fun. I hope you'll agree.
Contributors in Table of Contents order: Nancy Kress, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jamie Todd Rubin, Brad R. Torgersen, Alex Shvartsman, Autumn Rachel Dryden, Jean Johnson, Jason Sanford, Cat Rambo, Simon C. Larter, Jennifer Brozek, Maurice Broaddus, Jaleta Clegg, Erin Hoffman, Anthony R. Cardno, Nancy Fulda, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick
3 reprints (Dryden, Sanford, Silverberg), the rest entirely original.
From the Back Cover
"Jack Williamson used to say that spaceflight was to science fiction what the Trojan war was to the Greeks. In recent years, myth is being replaced by the pragmatic, and this insightful anthology demonstrates that truth." --James Gunn, SFWA Grandmaster
"Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."
--Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird
"Thomas Wolfe said, 'You can't go home again,' but in this thoughtful, exciting collection of stories about mankind's push to the stars, we see that we take the attributes with us that make us human. A wonderful collection of space-faring stories that reminds us that all we can depend on when we explore the universe is the unexpected." --James Van Pelt, author of Summer of the Apocalypse
"This is science fiction doing what only science fiction can do--pushing us out past the warm envelope of our biosphere, exploring our ultimate destiny as a species. A truly phenomenal collection."
--Ted Kosmatka, author of The Prophet of Bones