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TOP AUTHORS, including 8 New York Times best-selling authors, imagine sports in intergalactic, Olympic-like competitions of the future. George R.R. Martin, Larry Correia, Mercedes Lackey, Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Seanan McGuire, David Farland and many more. Eighteen stories, eighteen different sports, many never written about in science fiction before.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Baen
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Sep 26, 2018 Aiyana rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
It's rare to love every (or almost every) story in an anthology, but this one hits the mark. And I'm not even much of a sports fan! In this collection (peppered with quotations from real-life sports greats as well as brief author bios), authors imagine Olympic games of a far-distant future. From a pool game played for the fate of the planet, to the challenge of developing football tactics against an alien race, to a marathon attempt to recapture something of humanity's long-lost history, these s ...more
What I liked most about this collection is that they explored all aspects of a event like this. From the event organisation, to the diplomatic or cultural fallout of game participation and outcomes. A good mirror held up to our own Earthly events enhancing the myriad issues and scandals that frequent them. With each story being different, this collection didn’t get tired by the end. I would say that George R. R. Martin’s story (the longest one here) was the weakest in that it got bogged down by ...more
Aug 22, 2016 Maggie Gordon rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Regulations is a story of roller derby in the future, and how the game is changed by virtue of the fact that humanity has changed to adapt to our new homes around the galaxy. The heart of the tale, however, is about the players fighting for their rights. While the concept is intriguing, I felt like the story was a bit too short to really make me care. I was really intrigued by the evolution of humans, so it would have been nice to talk about that a bit more. So great idea, but not the best execu ...more
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