Escape From Earth New Adventures in Space
by Jack Dann (Goodreads Author) , Gardner R. Dozois , Allen Steele , Kage Baker , Geoffrey A. Landis , Orson Scott Card , Walter Jon Williams , Elizabeth Moon , more…Joe Haldeman …less
Imagine a world where interplanetary travel isnat just possibleaitas commonplace. Human beings have terraformed Mars. You can reach into another dimension through a wormhole. The virtual world can be the only place where you exist, because you donat have a body. The possibilities are endless. Escape from Earth, inspired by Robert Heinleinas ajuveniles, a featuring stories...more
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Science Fiction Book Club
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Jun 19, 2011 Maxwell Heath rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a pretty good anthology of YA science fiction stories. Most of them were pretty good, especially the first three. Incarnation Day was also very interesting, and while I'd read it before, it was fun to read it again. The Orson Scott Card story feels kinda out of place in that it deals with travel between universes rather than travel in space. It's also the exact same thing as the version published as a separate book, minus illustrations. The only story I didn't like was the Joe Haldeman s...more
escape from earth reviewIf I only could give one reason why the Science Fiction Book Club rocks, I’d have to go with the exclusive anthologies it cranks out. They’re huge, dense volumes put together by the best editors in the field.
Another young adult anthology, edited by the same folks who did Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy, only with a broad theme of travel in space. (I don't ordinarily read "young adult" fiction, nor was I aware of how well-defined this category has become, but these two books were selected by my club.) Of the two I thought this one was superior. The stories are longer, fewer, and better. They are written in frank imitation of the old science fiction "juveniles" by authors suc...more
This is a superior anthology of youth-oriented stories. The title story is an excellent work by Allen Steele, and I was also quite taken by excellent stories by Elizabeth Moon, Kage Baker, and Geoffrey Landis. The last story in the book is actually the first section of a novel by Joe Haldeman.