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Mankind has long dreamed of exploring the stars, finding new planets, new sentient beings and new ways of life for themselves and their families. These 18 tales explore the adventures of colonists, pilots who transport them, and workers who paved the way. With new stories by multi-award winners Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress and Kristine Kathryn Rusch and a classic from Grandma ...more
Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Fairwood Press (first published July 20th 2013)
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Made DNA
May 12, 2014 Made DNA rated it it was amazing
A virtual smorgasbord of who's who in this anthology of space colonization, but you shouldn't just look at the authors, take special note of the amazing editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt as well. Smart and savvy, Bryan seeks out work that defines the enthusiasm that still resides in the hearts of many folks around the world (but that many space programs have forgotten about). The human spirit is want to drive itself forward, to "seek out" potential. Beyond the Sun is exactly that, and it is more. It i ...more
Gerard
Sep 19, 2013 Gerard rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I'm realy starting to get into sci-fi books and this book has a lot of it in one. The book is a nice mixture of veteran sci-fi writers and newcomers alike, all writing towards the same goal.
I'm not sure how to review each and every story seperate,
all I can say is that I'm glad I was offered a chance to read this book.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Nathan Burgoine
Aug 24, 2013 Nathan Burgoine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthologies
"Migration," by Nancy Kress

I received a copy of Beyond the Sun because I backed the kickstarter and I popped it onto my Kobo over the week. This is the first story, and it has everything good about science fiction. A brilliant setting, a character with depth and layers revealed as the story progresses, an edge of social commentary, and - frankly - adorable fuzzy aliens!

Seriously. I want a pupcat.

The story itself has a broad streak of mystery to it, so I can't say a whole lot - but the core of th
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John Devenny
Oct 20, 2013 John Devenny rated it really liked it
A solid anthology of alien worlds with some excellent stories. The best are by Nancy Kress and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Other standouts come from Jamie Todd Rubin and Autumn Rachel Dryden. There are a few disappointing stories but overall this is a worthwhile addition to any SF library.
Jason Lairamore
Feb 04, 2014 Jason Lairamore rated it it was amazing
I've read it and enjoyed each and every story in it. You won't be disappointed with this anthology. It is much fun.
Elijah
I got this book through the FirstReads program and I was excited to see what would make it into this collection. I'm not usually a big sci-fi reader. Fantasy is more my thing, but I enjoy sci-fi as a genre onscreen, so I thought I might see some fun stuff.

Overall, the collection felt boring and stale. There were a few moments when the creativity really shone through, but I stalled out a few stories from the end because they just weren't grabbing my attention.

I'm grateful for the chance to try so
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This is a good collection of SF short stories.
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Good diverse collection within the theme of space colonization, covering many different aspects and in many different styles. And surprisingly, every story was new to me, even the older one from Robert Silverberg.
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His first children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter- Land Of Legends appeared from Delabarre Pu ...more
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