First Contact (Digital Science Fiction Anthology, #1)
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First Contact (Digital Science Fiction Anthology #1)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  5 reviews
First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in this introductory anthology edition a rich range of compelling stories from established authors. First Contact includes science fiction short stories by Ian Creasey, Ed Greenwood, Ken Liu, Jennifer R. Povey, R...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Gseb Marketing Inc.
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First Contact is a compilation of short science fiction stories, the authors of which were the winners of the first Digital Science Fiction writing contest. The works of ten authors are included in this compilation:

• Ian Creasey
• Ed Greenwood
• Ken Liu
• Jennifer R. Povey
• Rob Jacobsen
• Edward J. Knight
• Jessi Rita Hoffman
• Kenneth Schneyer
• David Tallerman
• Curtis James McConnell

Digital Science Fiction uses a fairly loose definition of science fiction to guide the writers towards the en...more

Maybe 2.5 stars. I got this free from my Amazon Prime lending library, and it was an enjoyable collection of short stories. Overall, I found the story topics and treatment surpassed my expectations from the title; it wasn't 10 different Star Trek-like explorations of strange new worlds, but a varied rethinking of the ideas of contact, in a variety of sci-fi and fantasy settings. Honestly, I probably wouldn't pay for it, but I'll definitely look at any of the other anthologies that I can snag fr...more
These Science Fiction anthologies from Digital Science Fiction are rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. This is the first one I read, and have since read a second, and both have had some really good stories in them. I highly recommend these to anyone who enjoys good speculative fiction.
Colin Jackson
A number of good Sci-Fi short stories here. I particularly liked "Pop Quiz" by Curtis James McConnell - the punch line is worth the read.
Paul Sauser
Great first start can't wait to read more!
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