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Federations Paperback – 2009

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Starred Review. Accomplished editor Adams (The Living Dead) explores a host of galaxy-spanning empires in this breathtakingly rich anthology. Lois McMaster Bujold's elegant, elegiacal masterpiece Aftermaths brings grace and sorrow into the silence between stars. Clever and subtle, Alan Dean Foster's Pardon Our Conquest examines how diplomacy is perceived by the losing side. Even Harry Turtledove's Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy far surpasses what one might expect from the pun-filled adventures of a space hamster named Rufus Q. Shupilluliumash. Newer writers also contribute standouts: Trent Hergenrader's Eskhara is poignant, masterful and terrifyingly relevant to modern life, Georgina Li's Like They Always Been Free is a harsh, bright vision of futuristic love and Catherynne M. Valente's Golubush, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy smoothly transforms mundane copywriting into a linked series of flash fictions. Superior writing, fantastic storytelling and creative adherence to the theme will keep readers enthralled. (July)
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"Breathtakingly rich [...] Superior writing, fantastic storytelling and creative adherence to the theme will keep readers enthralled." -Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Federations is definitely one of those anthologies that offers something for everyone. [...] the stories in Federations mostly keep a very human perspective on the hugeness and strangeness of a galaxy teeming with life. And that's reason enough to sign on to its galactic charter."- io9.com

"For this anthology of twenty-four stories, editor John Joseph Adams tasked some of the brightest luminaries of speculative fiction to write stories of vast, galaxy-spanning empires. [...] By mixing writers with great experience in with newer authors, Adams captures both the feel of the old pulp magazines and the practical elements of the ever-changing science of astronomy and space travel. ... Editor Adams has collected both the finest writers and their finest tales in the definitive volume of vast, epic, interstellar Federations." - Sacramento Book Review

"Where the book shines is with the original stories, many of which are by quite new writers. [...] The mix--of  old and new stories, of newer and more established writers, and of tones and styles--is vigorous and impressive." - Locus Magazine

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 379 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books; First Edition edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607012014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607012016
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,765,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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