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Escape Velocity: The Anthology

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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)
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Dellani Oakes
Aug 26, 2011 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
Karl Drinkwater
Feb 25, 2013 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.


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"If they were much closer, their voices wo
Geoff Nelder
May 11, 2011 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. ...more
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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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.
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A good mix of short sci-fi stories, perfect for dipping in and out of.
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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

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