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Mission: Tomorrow

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Mission: Tomorrow is a science fiction anthology of 109,000 words in which Science Fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration after NASA no longer dominates the game. What might it look like? Private or public? Stories of space exploration, travel and adventure.

“Tombaugh Station” by Robin Wayne Bailey
“Excalibur” by Jack McDevitt
“The Race For Arcadia” by Alex
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 2015 by Baen Books
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Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
In any collection, there is at least one story that isn't as interesting as the rest, but I really think of any in this collection that made feel that way about this book. I am partial to space stories though, so it is likely that has something to do with it. Overall though, I think this is one of the better collections to come out for a while. Quite enjoyable, and I'd recommend it for anyone with the space bug. ...more
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Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
These 19 stories explore the question "What will space travel look like in an age no longer dominated by NASA." The authors examine expanded roles for corporations, private citizens, and other governments.

About half the stories are worth reading, which is par for the course with anthologies. Three are outstandingly good.

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Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wileyacez Hahaha..won this from SF Signal podcast (I'm a weeener!) on my third try. I haven't read a lot of Sci Fi lately, let alone short stories, and these were great ones. Very enjoyable, so thanks a bunch to the great folks over at SF Signal. ...more
Riju Ganguly
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This anthology of stories featuring the adventurous and entrepreneurs of humanity, constantly striving to breach the final frontier, was very good. It contained stories of all sorts— thrilling to hilarious, sombre to silly, drab to downright unforgettable.
My favourites were~
1. Tombaugh Station— Robin Wayne Bailey
2. Excalibur— Jack McDevitt
3. The Race for Arcadia— Alex Shvartsman
4. A Walkabout Amongst the Stars— Lezli Robyn
5. Sunrise on Mercury— Robert Silverberg
6. In Panic Town, on the Backward
Lyle Blosser
Jun 23, 2021 rated it liked it
As usual with collections such as this, somewhat of a mixed bag - some stories better than others. But, overall, a favorable impression was the result and the variety was appreciated.
Howard Brazee
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Old style SF stories, the kind I grew up with.
Maybe it's because I recently read Andy Weir's The Martian (edited by Schmidt), but I rather hoped that the stories in this anthology would be less whimsical and more suggestive of what we might do to actually get off our planetary backside and plant an outsole on the next step to the stars. However, if you embrace the whimsy, all the stories are good and some are excellent--and the question of how to proceed with the dream does get some attention. ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice collection of near-time science fiction. My favorites were The Race for Arcadia (Shvartsman), A Walkabout Among the Stars (Robyn), and Orpheus' Engines (McKitterick). ...more
Samuel Lubell
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf, stories
I have a review of this in the Jan issue of sfrevu. The stories were solid, with no clunkers, but nothing rose above the ordinary.
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Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Strong collection of short space stories for the hard-SF fan. Some better than others, but overall good traditional stories.
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a national bestselling author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His fourth novel, Simon Says is a page-turning near future thriller. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids an ...more

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