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Infinity's End

(Infinity Project)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  204 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Life in space is hard, lonely and the only person you can rely on is yourself. Whether you’re living deep in the gravity well of humanity’s watery home, mucking out air vents in a city floating high in the clouds of Jupiter, or re-checking the filtration system on some isolated space station, life is hard and demanding, and life is small.

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 12th 2018 by Solaris (first published July 10th 2018)
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Peter Tillman
Excellent anthology. 3 outstanding stories and 5 more very good ones. Hard to beat that, if you like short SF. 4 stars.

Opening up our Solar System for colonization! The core myth of science fiction, Strahan says, and that was his aim-point for this anthology of original stories. So far, so good.
TOC: [note: not the order of stories as published, and not quite complete.] Stories listed here in descending order of my rating.

• Longing for Earth • Linda Nagata
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I feel really bad when I have to give an honest star-based review to an anthology where a few of the authors have killed it, but many were barely competent – if that. However, that’s just what we have here – I get that this is “the end”, and that the majority of the stories are going to be dealing with ends, but that doesn’t mean that the author can’t hit a brutal home run like, for instance, Watts did, or hell, it doesn’t mean that the stories need not be stories at all – many of them are, for ...more
Joe Karpierz
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
All good things must come to an end, and thus it is with Jonathan Strahan's Infinity Project. The Infinity Project was (because it is now complete) a series of (relatively) hard science fiction themed anthologies, roughly following the human race from the cradle of Earth out to the edge of the Solar System and beyond. The penultimate volume, Infinity Wars, told tales of military conflict, although those stories were told with a very humanistic viewpoint in mind. Sure, it was military science fic ...more
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly, consistently good. Real *science fiction* short stories.
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
All of the stories are very imaginative and bizarre. They're unlike anything I've ever read.
"Foxy & Tiggs" are a pair of animal cyborg security guards at a resort investigating a murder and being mistaken for amusements. Typo: "sanding on my" should be standing.
"Intervention" is a woman who likes taking care of kids but is shunned because of this on her home world. She settles somewhere else, but events conspire to bring her home.
"Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon" is a young mechanic resentful of
Johan Haneveld
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
8,5 This book only falls short of a five star review because not all stories in here are bonafide classics, and not all left me in awe, but it's a close call. This is a very good collection of modern hard SF stories, collected by Jonathan Strahan, centered around a theme. In this collection the theme is not the end of all things, but more a conceivable endstate for human expansion in our solar system. Because interstellar travel is not a very realistic prospect, probably humanity will be restric ...more
The infinity series has been very up and down. This is a straight down the middle collection, not reaching the heights of Engineering, Meeting or Wars but still good to read. For me the best stories were definitely McGuire's and Baxter's stories in the middle. ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent anthology with a consistent theme. My favorite story was possibly Justina Robson's "Foxy and Tiggs." While I didn't buy the societal worldbuilding of Stephen Baxter's "Last Small Step," I loved its secret history so much I forgave it. Strahan is underrated. ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: llegits-2018
7/10 Mejor que las dos anteriores, pero no llega al nivel de las primeras.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Good collection of stories, but I only enjoyed a quarter of them

I love the ideas of an anthology of short stories on a theme, but I think this just wasn’t the one for me. I might read the other anthologies in the Infinity collection though.

I only enjoyed about a quarter of these stories, but I appreciated that they were all reasonably short and well-written. The authors tend to drop you off in a world (well, Universe) so far in the future that it’s unrecognizable, and it’s interesting (yet disor
Rob Caswell
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Not the greatest anthology, but it had its highlights. The first four stories were kind of slog that left me feeling like Strahan was just using this last volume to publish his series slush pile, but things got interesting when I hit Allstair Reynolds' story. After that the ride was a little bumpy. Few stand outs, but a better ride than the start. Overall I felt this book concluded the otherwise good anthology series with a whimper and not a bang. ...more
Lia Cooper
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
i think ill film a full review for this shortly
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Review forthcoming
Randall Shipp
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first story was great but left you wanting more. The rest of short stories were OK.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
A solid mix of SF stories.
Mark Catalfano
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: locus
I liked "Foxy and Tiggs" by Justina Robson and "Once on the Blue Moon" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch ...more
oscar vela
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Get it

Well worth taking the time to read. This is my second Infinity book, and will read more. I recommend the series!
N.T. Kova
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is a collection of sci-fi short stories by 14 different authors and is the seventh and last part of the Infinity Project. The project collected sci-fi stories with particular themes in each volume.

Overall, I would greatly recommend this book to any sci-fi reader, especially if you tend to read on the bus or anywhere where you manage to steal a few minutes. A definite ‘read it!’
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