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A Lone Star in the Sky (A Future Classics Anthology) (Volume 2) Paperback – August 27, 2017
About the Author
William Ledbetter is a 2016 Nebula Award winner with more than fifty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Jim Baen's Universe, Writers of the Future, Escape Pod, Baen.com, Daily SF, the SFWA blog, and Ad Astra. He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace and defense industry. He administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate, is the Science Track coordinator for the Fencon convention and is a consulting editor at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. He lives near Dallas with his wife and three spoiled cats.
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Volume 2 includes William Ledbetter's Nebula-winning novelette The Long Fall Up (and I can certainly understand and agree why this novelette won!).
Also, I particularly enjoyed Afterimage by J. Kathleen Cheney. This was a detective story but was particularly interesting because this detective is blind. I don't read too many stories told from the disabled person's point of view and I liked that a lot.
Authors also included Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam who had a Nebula Award finalist novelette this year (but in this collection, she had two short stories).
I enjoyed Jake Kerr's Old Equations story very much. Here is what he said on his Web site about this story: "The second story I wrote and the first one I published, "The Old Equations," appeared in Lightspeed magazine and went on to be named a finalist for the Nebula Award and to be shortlisted for the StorySouth Million Writers and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial awards.
Overall, this collection had 12 stories I considered either to be gloriously or terrifically written. Additionally, another four left a powerful impact on me. Only last two were not exactly to my taste (but were certainly well written).
Can't wait for volume three!