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Far Horizons by Robert Silverberg
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Feb 04, 2009

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bookshelves: own, science-fiction, anthology, 2011-read
Recommended for: people already familiar with the 'universes' of the included stories (due to spoilers)
Read from October 02 to November 15, 2011

Novellas and short stories from some of the greatest science fiction 'worlds' of all time. I love some of these worlds, so it is great to revisit them, but unfortunately, it is not a good starting point for the series I'm unfamiliar with - the intro to most gives a synopsis of the plots of the books in the series - including spoilers. I'm bouncing through the book reading stories as the mood hits. (Ones read so far are in bold.)

UPDATE: I've decided not to finish the entire book - I don't want to read the stories set in the universes that I'd still like to read the series. I don't want spoilers for them. So, I'm marking this as finished and moving on...

Contents:
The Ekumen: Old music and the slave women / Ursula K. Le Guin
The Forever war: A separate war / Joe Haldeman
The Ender series: Investment counselor / Orson Scott Card
The Uplift universe: Temptation / David Brin
Roma Eterna: Getting to know the dragon / Robert Silverberg
The Hyperion cantos: Orphans of the helix / Dan Simmons
The Sleepless: Sleeping dogs / Nancy Kress
Tales of the Heechee: The boy who would live forever / Frederik Pohl
The Galactic center series: A hunger for the infinite / Gregory Benford
The ship who sang: The ship that returned / Anne McCaffrey
The Way: The way of all ghosts / Greg Bear.
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Reading Progress

10/04/2011 page 200
33.0% "Selectively choosing stories - so far: LeGuin, Kress, McCaffrey, Card, Brin."
10/05/2011 page 260
43.0% "Read Pohl"
10/11/2011 page 370
62.0% "Reading Haldeman"
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