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Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming

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When mankind moves out to the stars, the colonists of the future will remake the worlds they inhabit in their image. Included here are twenty stories from the most imaginative writers in the field, including:

Poul Anderson * Stephen Baxter * Gregory Benford * Arthur C. Clarke * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Philip Jennings * William H. Kieth * Geoffrey A. Landis * Ian McDonald
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ebook, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published December 7th 2001)
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John Jr.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A mixed bag, as is often true of SF story collections. I found a review copy when it was published, read much of it then (which was more than a dozen years ago), and finished it recently.

Maybe what’s most striking about the book is the overall idea: if humankind wanted or needed to make another planet livable, how might we imagine it happening? What might the technologies be? What might the human dramas be? Some answers are here, in stories that date as far back as 1955. It’s not an idle notion
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Bryan
Dec 24, 2009 marked it as owned-unread  ·  review of another edition
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Rob
Arranged chronologically from 1955 through 2001, Dozois' anthology Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming, is a tightly-themed collection of science fiction shorts. It's a good overview of the terraforming subject's treatment within the genre but the anthology seems to lack any stand-out stories — there are no great masterpieces in here. Which is not to say that it's not an enjoyable collection. I mostly picked it up for research purposes (re terraforming and first contact[†:]) but found it ...more
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Mar 29, 2016 marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Nothing terrible, but also nothing good enough to hold interest.
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Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.
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