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3.08 of 5 stars 3.08  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Stories by Eric Brown, Paul McAuley, Brian Aldiss, and more bright stars from the Science Fiction firmament

From the best of the U.K. here are fifteen original stories-as varied as the star systems in our universe-that explore everything from outer space to inner space and cosmology to astrology.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 4th 2005 by DAW (first published 2005)
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Overall, this collection of "constellation"-themed stories is OK, and none rate more than three stars in my opinion.

"A Heritage of Stars" - Eric Brown - This one starts out well enough about a near-future where aliens have given humans immortality and how that might affect the relationship between two people. Brown drops the ball, however, ending the story with a sappy, feel-good resolution that could have been much more interesting.

"Rats of the System" - Paul McAuley - This is an episode from a
It was interesting but not a must read. I.m huge Alistair Reynolds fan and wasn't disapointed by his story.
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Peter Crowther, born in 1949, is a journalist, anthologist, and the author of many short stories and novels. He is the co-founder of PS Publishing and the editor of Postscripts.
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