Like Legends, the list of writers in Far Horizons reads like a Who's Who of the genre: Le Guin, Joe Haldeman, Orson Scott Card, David Brin, Simmons, Nancy Kress, Frederik Pohl, Gregory Benford, McCaffrey and Greg Bear, as well as Silverberg himself. And like Legends, the authors take a page or two to introduce their stories so that newcomers won't be totally lost. The average story in Far Horizons is, as you might expect, a significant cut above the average SF story, although this anthology is not quite as successful as its predecessor. Authors like Le Guin and Simmons have come up with some first-rate stuff, but Card and McCaffrey have produced stories that are mediocre at best. Overall, though, the book has far more ups than downs, and serious readers won't want to miss this one. Those new to the world of SF will also find Far Horizons an invaluable reference when they're looking for good authors to read. --Craig E. Engler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I think this was a stroke of marketing genius. I initially purchased this for the Greg Bear Eon Trilogy related short story only to realize the entire collection was of stories... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RavenB&W
This is an interesting anthology format that succeeds on all levels of reader appreciation.
Bring together a group of well respected Science Fiction authors who have... Read more
As some of other reviewers have pointed out, this is a book of stories based on well known and loved scenarios created by some of the best modern SF writers. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Norma
This is an incredibly uneven collection of stories. I give it three stars because some of the stories are worth reading. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Matt Smith
A decent collection of stories from previously written about universes. How much you ike them will be somewhat related to how you like the originals, if you have come across them... Read morePublished on August 3, 2007 by Blue Tyson
The ambitious plans Silverberg works out in the introduction turn out to become a real bore. Most stories are sedatives rather than stories, above all Silverberg's own... Read morePublished on January 30, 2002 by Peter Werner
the book is a collection of stories by known SF writer, which are based on sequels series of books written by this writers. Read morePublished on August 9, 2000 by shawn
If (for example) you would like to know how Ender first became acquainted with the self-aware computer personality known as Jane (from the Ender Series, by Orson Scott Card) or any... Read morePublished on March 31, 2000 by Edith S. Tyson