Engineering Infinity – Table of Contents

Engineering Infinity

I’ve spent a reasonable part of 2010 working on anthologies that will see print during 2011. The first of these, and one of my favorites, is Engineering Infinity, a hard SF anthology that I’ve edited for Jonathan Oliver at Solaris Books.

I’ll be honest and say that one or two of the stories in the book stretched my definitions of hard SF somewhat (though it’s all ‘pure quill SF’ Gardner). I’m very happy with the end result. It’s my first book to be published in the UK and will be out in January (close to simulataneously in the US, UK and Australia), just in time for my 47th birthday.  Here’s the ToC:

  1. Introduction
  2. Malak, Peter Watts
  3. Watching the Music Dance, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  4. Laika’s Ghost, Karl Schroeder
  5. The Invasion of Venus, Stephen Baxter
  6. The Server and the Dragon, Hannu Rajaniemi
  7. Bit Rot, Charles Stross
  8. Creatures with Wings, Kathleen Ann Goonan
  9. Walls of Flesh, Bars of Bone, Damien Broderick & Barbara Lamar
  10. Mantis, Robert Reed
  11. Judgement Eve, John C. Wright
  12. A Soldier of the City, David Moles
  13. Mercies, Gregory Benford
  14. The Ki-anna, Gwyneth Jones
  15. The Birds and the Bees and the Gasoline Trees, John Barnes

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11 Comments

  1. I just thought I’d say that the cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous. If I saw that in the bookstore, it’s quite likely that I would pick it up and see what its all about.

  2. A great list of contributors with several of them being my favorites. This should be a fantastic book.

  3. I’ve already made a place on the shelf for it, which I’ll polish every day as I wait …
    And it’s nice that the publisher is Solaris, because that’s one of the SF imprints that have normal distribution where I live. Even so, I may order it anyway.

  4. OK, so I followed the link here from Peter Watts blog, ’cause the cover is absolutely gorgeous, and then I found out that this is from Solaris Books, a company I absolutely love in terms of short fiction (though I wish they’d hurry up with the Fantasy Short Story Anthology, the first was great) in any event, I will be buying this as soon as possible.

  5. FYI: The Amazon listing says, “The exciting and innovative science-fiction anthology collects together stories by some of the biggest names in the field including Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross and Greg Bear.

    — MrJM

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