From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 8 Up—This inspiring collection of short stories contains contributions from authors who are well known in the science-fiction genre, including Neil Gaiman, Corey Doctorow, Garth Nix, and Scott Westerfeld. As the subtitle indicates, the selections look forward to what life might be like in the distant, and not-so-distant, future. Some common sci-fi tropes are explored, including alien visits to Earth and overpowering computer games, as well as some less familiar styles and topics such as the future of vampirism and a particularly interesting story written as answers to an unseen questionnaire. Each of the tales is not only entertaining to read, but also provides a thought-provoking element to consider. This anthology provides ample opportunities for new readers to sample the genre and will keep die-hard fans content. Quality stories by authors at the height of their craft make this anthology a must-have for any library. The brief biographies and author notes provide extra background detail and insight into the writing process.—Dylan Thomarie, Johnstown High School, NY
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...a feast of provocative, fully imagined science-fiction microcosms--in turn reflective, political, action-packed, and mind-bending--that do justice to the genre. -- Horn Book
This anthology provides ample opportunities for new readers to sample the genre and will keep die-hard fans content. -- School Library Journal, starred review