Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Escape Velocity: The Anthology” as Want to Read:
Escape Velocity: The Anthology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Escape Velocity: The Anthology

by
3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Escape Velocity, the science fiction magazine from Adventure Books of Seattle, was host to some of the most talented writers in the genre. Presented here are many of the best short stories from the magazine, as well as others specially submitted for this collection by authors from around the world. This very unique book contains forty-eight sci-fi stories, such as 'Scream ...more
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Adventure Books of Seattle (first published April 8th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Escape Velocity, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Escape Velocity

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dellani Oakes
Aug 26, 2011 Dellani Oakes rated it it was amazing
"Escape Velocity" is a diverse selection of modern science fiction stories. The stories are as unique and varied as the authors, each reflecting a different aspect of society.

As it is an anthology, it's very difficult to give an in depth review of characterization and style as I usually do. Instead, I'll discuss several stories I felt were most outstanding. This is in no way a reflection on the others. All are well written with interesting premises that warrant exploration. I have been an avid s
...more
Karl Drinkwater
Feb 25, 2013 Karl Drinkwater rated it really liked it
This was certainly a good value collection - more than 45 stories, which lasted a good while. As with any anthology there is a mix of styles, moods (some serious, some humorous), quality, viewpoints, themes and so on. As such it is difficult to summarise the overall collection, and easier to give examples of the stories I enjoyed most (in the order in which they appear), along with a quote that I liked from each story.

---

Auditory Crescendo (Geoff Nelder)

"If they were much closer, their voices wo
...more
Geoff Nelder
May 11, 2011 Geoff Nelder rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I am a co-editor of this collection of SF stories so I am biased. It is wonderful! LOL. Seriously, it is an eclectic mis of many of science fiction's sub-genres from time travel, to alien abduction with many literary works there. A must read collection for any science fiction fan.
Dave
Aug 12, 2016 Dave rated it it was ok
A somewhat disappointing collection. Given it is a best of from a comtemporary magazine, the stories have for the most part a quaintly old-fashioned feel to them.
Robert
Robert rated it liked it
Jul 04, 2012
Ganung
Ganung rated it liked it
Apr 12, 2013
David Fleming
Nov 16, 2014 David Fleming rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: short-stories
Third Eye
Third Eye rated it liked it
May 26, 2012
R.B. Harkess
R.B. Harkess rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2011
Karl Bunker
Feb 22, 2013 Karl Bunker rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-m-in
Kelly
Kelly rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2012
Kit
Kit rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2016
Tai
Tai rated it liked it
May 02, 2015
Gustavo Bondoni
Jul 20, 2016 Gustavo Bondoni rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Lindsay
Apr 11, 2013 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, kindle, 2013
A good mix of short sci-fi stories, perfect for dipping in and out of.
R.B. Harkess
R.B. Harkess rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2011
Gareth D.
Aug 12, 2016 Gareth D. rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: by-me
Dorothy (D. J.) Emry
Dorothy (D. J.) Emry marked it as to-read
May 31, 2011
Tina
Tina added it
Nov 19, 2011
Wayne
Wayne marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2012
Grampy
Grampy marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2012
Lewis Cunningham
Lewis Cunningham marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2012
Magdalena
Oct 27, 2012 Magdalena added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Kelly
Kelly marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2013
Soraia
Soraia is currently reading it
Apr 11, 2013
Daniel
Daniel added it
Jun 22, 2013
Aliesa
Aliesa marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan marked it as to-read
May 25, 2014
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2014
Craig
Craig added it
Nov 15, 2016
Ed
Ed marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2014
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Paul Motsuk
Paul Motsuk marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2015
Michelle
Michelle marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2015
Brandon
Brandon marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2015
Esther
Esther marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2015
Kellie Demarsh
Kellie Demarsh marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Camilla
Camilla marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2015
Tricia
Tricia marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2015
Beiza
Beiza added it
Jan 12, 2016
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2016
Brad
Brad marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2016
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Can't Wait for the Print Release! 1 7 May 12, 2011 10:41AM  
863686
Geoff Nelder has a wife, two grown-up kids, an increasing number of grandkids, and lives in rural England within an easy cycle ride of the Welsh mountains. He taught Geography and Information Technology for years until writing took over his life. Geoff is a competition short-fiction judge, and a freelance editor.

Publications include several non-fiction books on climate reflecting his other persona
...more
More about Geoff Nelder...

Share This Book