Well, the time has come. I have just recently delivered the manuscript for my latest anthology, Infinity Wars. It’s the sixth book in the ‘Infinity Project’ and while I’m waiting on copyedits for this one I’m already pushing ahead on the seventh.
Infinity Wars will be out in the world in September of this year, so you’ll be hearing plenty about it from me in the coming months. For the moment, here’s the table of contents:
- Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
- Evening of the Span of Their Days, Carrie Vaughn
- The Last Broadcasts, An Owomoyela
- Faceless Soldiers, Patchwork Ship, Caroline M Yoachim
- Dear Sarah, Nancy Kress
- The Moon is Not a Battlefield, Indrapramit Das
- Perfect Gun, Elizabeth Bear
- Oracle, Dominica Phettaplace
- In Everlasting Wisdom, Aliette deBodard
- Command and Control, David D. Levine
- Conversations with an Armory, Garth Nix
- Overburden, Genevieve Valentine
- Heavies, Rich Larson
- Weather Girl, E.J. Swift
- Mines, Eleanor Arnason
- ZeroS, Peter Watts
And here’s the cover text:
We have always fought. Tales of soldiers and war go back to the very roots of our history, to the beginnings of the places we call home. And science and technology have always been inextricably linked with the deadly art of war, whether through Da Vinciâ€™s infamous machineries of war or the Manhattan Projectâ€™s world-ending bombs or distant starships fighting unknowable opponents.
Oppenheimer once wrote that â€œthe atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.â€ But unendurable or not, future always comes. War was integral to science faction at its birth and remains so today, whether on the page or on the screen.
Infinity Wars asks one question: what would Oppenheimerâ€™s different country be like? Who would fight it? Because at the end of it all, it always come down to a soldier alone, risking life and limb to achieve a goal that may never really make sense at all. How would those soldiers feel? What would they experience?
Infinity Wars tells the tale of soldiers, on the ground and fighting, in the near future and in the farthest reaches of space, using the latest technologies and facing the oldest of fears. New original military science fiction from Eleanor Arnason, Elizabeth Bear, Indrapramit Das, Aliette de Bodard, Nancy Kress, Rich Larson, David Levine, Garth Nix, An Owomoyela, Dominica Phettaplace, E.J. Swift, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, Peter Watts, and Caroline M. Yoachim that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
My sincere thanks to all of the fabulous authors who have written such great stories and agreed to be part of the whole Infinity madness.
You can pre-order Infinity Wars here.