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Edge of Infinity (Infinity Project #2)

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Contains "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" by Pat Cadigan, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette (2013) and the Locus Award for SF Best Novelette (2013).

"One giant leap for mankind". Those were Neil Armstrong's immortal words when he became the first human being to step onto another world. All at once, the horizon expanded; the human race was no longer Earthbou
Paperback, 373 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Solaris (first published January 1st 2012)
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This Hard SF novelette was originially published in Edge of Infinity and won the Hugo and Locus novelette awards 2013. I've read it as part of The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection.
She tells the story set a couple of generations in the future solar system from the perspective of a transhuman octopus - one form of the eponymous "sushi" - mining, building and cleaning up around Jupiter's orbit. It is about stellar politics - the inner "Dirt" planets versus the outer sushi pl
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finished the anthology which i bought 2 days ago for the Baxter/Reynolds/McAuley stories and they delivered

“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan

- nothing for me here as the author's style just doesn't work for me;

“The Deeps of the Sky” by Elizabeth Bear

- a story from an alien's point of view on Jupiter; see comment above

“Drive” by James S.A. Corey

- excellent story set early in the Expanse; short but quite human-oriented more than anything; people discussing politics, science, e
An anthology of stories that I bought, and read, pretty much on the basis of the James S.A. Corey story, Drive. I'm loving Corey's Expanse series but I'm reading them faster than he's writing them, so the opportunity to pick up another one of his prequel short-stories (with a bunch of other authors that I hadn't read before) was too good to miss. The third story in the book, Drive is a human-interest story revolving around the relationship between Solomon Epstein (yes, that Solomon Epstein) and ...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Nominated for the 2013 Hugo Award for novelette.

I really like this story for the questions it asks. Would you change your species to survive in space?

And going out for sushi isn't what you think. Definitely worth the read, and I'm still thinking.
Tudor Ciocarlie
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Best anthology of 2012 with great stories by Pat Cadigan, Elizabeth Bear, James S.A. Corey, John Barnes, Paul McAuley, Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi and Alastair Reynolds.
Jul 30, 2012 rated it liked it
“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan

- Interesting ideas, but unfortunately doesn't bother to explain basically anything, so it gets a bit deliberately confusing.

“The Deeps of the Sky” by Elizabeth Bear

- A story told from the p-o-v of an alien. Really liked it.

“Drive” by James S.A. Corey

- Gives some background to tech in the Expanse books. Apparently scientists work on their own, without failsafes then...also, gritty inter-personal stuff.

“The Road to NPS” by Sandra McDonald and
Michael Burnam-Fink
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, 2013
This is an amazing collection of contemporary space-oriented scifi, mostly bent towards the weird, optimistic, and humanistic. Mosts fans will probably pick this up on the strength of a favorite name or three, since a good chunk of the last few decades is represented, but I enjoyed every story. All of them deal with space as a canvas for our ambitions, and ways in which those ambitions mix and collide. The stories are set within the solar system, so no FTL and only a few aliens, but that only in ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
OK pričica, ništ' posebno
This anthology of stories based in near future in the solar system, featuring a hard SF theme, had a number of really entertaining stories (and a few puzzling ones.)

"The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" by Pat Cadigan

I think "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" is an excellent story of both scifi and social commentary. The author, Pat Cadigan, writes with smooth, highly functional prose that contains a transient sense of humor.

The story takes place in Jupiter space, where formerly human wo
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