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Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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 M rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Sep 24, 2012 Bart Everson rated it liked it
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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
Jul 10, 2016 M.i. rated it liked it
This book is too hit or miss for me.

There were no stand out stories per se, at least not as far as I am concerned, but there were some that were extremely well written even though they did not resonate with me.
Jul 31, 2010 Ryun rated it liked it
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.

May 25, 2008 Craig rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 23, 2012 Tony rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, for the most part. There were several stories that didn't do much for me, but a couple that did a lot: one by Joe Haldeman and the other by Elizabeth Moon, both at the back of the book, so I'm glad I made it through to the end.
Jan 11, 2011 JC rated it really liked it
This was a fun little read of several Science Fiction authors' short stories. It's written for teens, yet has that hard-sci-fi feel, with most of the adventures taking place in our solar system.
Jul 21, 2011 Murray rated it really liked it
All the stories in the collection are really good. I wished they were all longer!
Apr 01, 2009 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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Fantastic sci-fi short stories with teenage lead characters. excellent book.
Oct 31, 2009 Jennifer marked it as to-read
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Recommends it for: teenagers
a good book overall
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