Reach for Infinity (2020)

Reach for Infinity An original collection of new short science fiction from the biggest and most exciting names in the genre The latest in the Infinities collections edited and comissioned by multiple award winning anth
  • Title: Reach for Infinity
  • Author: Jonathan Strahan Greg Egan Aliette de Bodard Ian McDonald Karl Schroeder Pat Cadigan Karen Lord Ellen Klages
  • ISBN: 9781781082034
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reach for Infinity
    An original collection of new short science fiction from the biggest and most exciting names in the genre The latest in the Infinities collections edited and comissioned by multiple award winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space The brightest names in SF contribute new orginal fiction to this amazing anothologAn original collection of new short science fiction from the biggest and most exciting names in the genre The latest in the Infinities collections edited and comissioned by multiple award winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space The brightest names in SF contribute new orginal fiction to this amazing anothology from master editor Jonathan Strahan Including new work by Alastair Reynolds,Greg Egan,Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard Peter Watts, and others
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    1. What s It AboutIt s the third anthology in Jonathan s Strahan s Infinity series This one collects 14 short stories from writers like Ellen Klages, Adam Roberts and Karen Lord It focuses on humanity taking the next big step forward whether that be colonising Mars, coming to terms with Artificial Intelligence or the challenges of travelling in a generation ship.Should I Read It Absolutely yes While Jonathan might be a friend, I say without prejudice and bias that he is a magnificent anthologist Hi [...]

    2. Reach for Infinity is the highly recommended third anthology of hard science fiction short stories in the Infinity series edited by Jonathan Strahan The first two are Engineering Infinity and Edge of Infinity.In the 14 short stories Strahan includes, he writes Many of the stories take place on Earth in the next hundred years, looking at points in time where people, or a person, look to make a critical difference and push forward towards something greater Some of them take snapshots from places d [...]

    3. Greg Egan, Break My Fall , 4 starsAliette de Bodard, The Dust Queen , 3 starsIan McDonald, The Fifth Dragon , 3 starsKarl Schroeder, Kheldyu , 2 starsPat Cadigan, Report Concerning the Presence of Seahorses on Mars , 2 starsKaren Lord, Hiraeth A Tragedy in Four Acts , 4 starsEllen Klages, Amicae Aeternum , 4 starsAdam Roberts, Trademark Bugs A Legal History , 3 starsLinda Nagata, Attitude , 4 starsHannu Rajaniemi, Invisible Planets , 3 starsKathleen Ann Goonan, Wilder Still, The Stars , 3 starsK [...]

    4. A collection of short stories that watch as humanity extends into space As with most anthologies, some stories were spectacular and some didn t speak to me at all I appreciated the extrapolation and acceptance of alternative life views, and I always like an excuse to dabble in hard scifi, which I don t normally gravitate to One of the Philip K Dick award nominees, worth reading but as always, the nature of a collection of short stories from multiple authors rarely completely satisfies, there s a [...]

    5. An anthology of original fiction is based around the premise of humanity spreading out into space This is the third in the Infinity anthology series, with the first two being Edge of Infinity and Engineering Infinity.For an anthology it feels short at just fourteen short stories, even though together they clock in at 352 pages a decent size for a book From well known authors and with Strahan s seal on the deal, you re confident in knowing that you re going to have a worthy collection in front of [...]

    6. Publication date May 27, 2014Let me start off by saying I received a free copy of the e book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book contains 14 short stories regarding humanity in space, reaching farther than the Earth and moon, struggling to create new communities and dealing with new technology Strahan describes the collection in his introduction Many of the stories take place on Earth in the next hundred years, looking at points in time where people, or a person, look to mak [...]

    7. We don t always appreciate that life is precarious.Reach for Infinity was a reminder that it is.A collection of hard science fiction, the anthology aims to stay scientifically consistent and doesn t tiptoe around the technical details of its subject matter This meant that throughout its 350 pages, I was reminded, again and again, just how fragile the balance of life is, how many comforts we take for granted, and just how much effort must be put in to sustain it as we explore the Universe I marv [...]

    8. Reach for infinity is yet another interesting anthology of hard or at the very least mildly squishy science fiction Edited by Jonathan Strahan, it features mostly optimistic stories of humanity in space The sub genres vary from hard science fiction with sleek metal androids to tales for young adults All of them are beautifully written, guaranteed to appeal to just about any audience and provide a refreshing humanist perspective on the frequently dark and gloomy tropes of science fiction.Brief an [...]

    9. At one point I was going to rush and buy all anthologies supervised by J.Strahan.This one made me rethink that strategy.Half a week after I finished it I could not remember a single idea or character from it All I could remember was longing for each particular story to be over.

    10. This edition of Strahan s Infinity series deals with striving and reaching for the next elusive state in the development of earth or the colonized worlds What s that It relates to a time when a person or persons, make a critical difference and push forward to try and create something greater You invent the elusive FTL faster the light engine that will allow man to go anywhere in the Universe How do you make sure that it s not weaponized or becomes a monopoly of a Company How to ensure that your [...]

    11. One of the best topical anthologies which isn t saying much.It keeps amazing me how most genre authors not only can t write hard SF but can t even stick to a topic in this case humanity trying to get off Earth The ones who contributed to this anthology are among the best, as is the editor but there s still plenty of duds in it.It s sad that it was so predictable that the only authors who wouldn t miss the mark in some way would be Egan, Nagata and Reynolds though the latter has loaded his entry [...]

    12. Strahan is, to my limited sci fi knowledge, one of the in the genre today, coupled up with noteables of similar esteem such as a personal favourite Alastair Reynolds Reach for infinity had some serious depth available Reach for Infinity is the third in a series of sci fi and in this one the theme seems to be based around the strength of the human spirit and the need to get off earth, all of the stories included are set to take place within the next 100 years roughly As a serious, hard hitting se [...]

    13. It s a collection of 14 hard science fiction stories, each one with its own flavour wether if you like to see that the angular momentum is conserved, tragedies that turn up into tears, or the irony of humanity in outer space, you ll find something suitable The point is that it s hard SF, but nothing It s a picture of what SF writers can do at the moment, and I think that a book with a title like this could offer something .Overall it s a nice collection of stories, some of them very good and wr [...]

    14. Read the stories written by women first, and enjoyed each The Dust Queen by Aliette de Bodard is excellent, as is Wilder Still, The Stars by Kathleen Ann Goonan Wilder Still is superb and I d like to read it as a novel covering the crew s ongoing adventure 14 stories, 6 by women is a good assortment I m not accustomed to reading short stories, but I m learning that, like most things, the story ends Just a little faster than a novel And reading a collection like this opens a world of writers I ha [...]

    15. solid collection of hard sci fi that is set in time when humankind is pushing out of the boundaries of earth, but is still confined within the solar system i enjoyed each story, but my least favorite actually ended up being the reason i picked up the collection in the first place i was excited for a new hannu rajaniemi tale but what i got was hannu doing italo calvino, so obviously not horrible but also not what i wanted among the rest it s difficult to pick a favorite the topics and voices are [...]

    16. Worthless SFI am a traditionalist SF type of guy Except when an author does something innovative and or cool Neither of these are in any of these stories I regret wasting money on this ebook and wasting my time reading this slop To me an SF story needs to have a point, a purpose, and a destination These stories don t have these so I don t see any point or value in them Is this why America is going down the tubes Muddled thinking and pointless stories showing the growing problem of people not usi [...]

    17. Reach for Infinity has a stellar array of both authors and stories that explores humanity grasping for a place amongst the stars Beautifully written, captivating, touching, but most importantly filled with that unique sense of wonder only great science fiction can provide Don t be scared off by the hard science fiction label Science is used to set the stage, but these stories are overflowing with human emotion and spirit even if it sometimes takes unexpected forms Read full review

    18. More duds then bangs in this one I love hard scifi But one story had so much techno babble that I had a hard time telling if they succeeded or died at the end I read anthologies to discover new authors The few that I liked, I already knew I will read collections by this editor as this one gets the least favorable reviews.

    19. A good anthology, but as with any anthology, some stories work better than others, and for this reason, I don t ever see an anthology being my pick for the PK Dick award My personal favorite story was Trademark Bugs A Legal History, by Adam Roberts.

    20. The best of the series There is some very high quality writing in the book Some of my favorites were Amicae Aeternum by Ellen Klages Attitude by Linda Nagata Invisible Planets by Hannu Rajaniemi Wilder Still, the Stars by Kathleen Ann Goonan.

    21. A bit uneven, but enjoyable enough The stand out stories are by the usually suspects McLeod, Reynolds, Schroeder and Watts Not the best of the Infinity Series of anthologies edited by Jonathan Strahan, but worth the price of admission particularly for four authors listed above.

    22. This collection was a bit hit or miss, although I absolutely loved Trademark Bugs A Legal History by Adam Roberts of New Model Army fame.

    23. Gran colecci n Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Karl Schroeder, Alastair Reynolds y Peter Watts Los dem s autores no me emocionaron mucho.

    24. How far gone does an author have to be to lynch the Koch brothers in a story That is a lot of Kool Aid.

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