terça-feira, 9 de março de 2010

Guardsmen of Tomorrow



Adventure stories. FTL ships rocketing through space; the Space Guard keeping vessels safe from pirates; ray guns, BEMs, and damsels in distress. These are the stories I grew up on, and these are among the stories I still like to read.

Robert Heinlein. Isaac Asimov. E. E. “Doc” Smith. And, of course, Andre Norton. These are some of the people whose work I devoured growing up—and, in Andre’s case, whose new books I eagerly look forward to.

Space opera has changed a lot since the Golden Years of SF. The laws of science are followed more rigorously, for example (“modern” spaceships don’t bank when they turn), and the people in the stories tend to be more well-rounded, and even more flawed… more human, if you will. But the heart of space opera—the rousing sense of adventure, the strong pacing, the exotic settings, the larger-than-life issues—these haven’t changed. Or, if they’ve changed at all, they’ve only gotten better… as the stories in this anthology prove.

So sit back, turn the page, and enjoy… but before you do, you might want to buckle your seat belt, ‘cause it’s going to be a wild ride.
Larry Segriff


Contents

A SHOW OF FORCE by William H. Keith, Jr.

BLINDFOLD by Robin Wayne Bailey

WIPING OUT by Robert J. Sawyer

SMART WEAPON by Paul Levinson

PROCESSION TO VAR by Andre Norton

THE GEMINI TWINS by Paul Dellinger

THAT DOGGONE VNORPT by Nathan Archer

THE SILVER FLAME by Josepha Sherman

STARDUST by Jean Rabe

KEEPING SCORE by Michael A. Stackpole

ALLIANCES by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

A TIME TO DREAM by Dean Wesley Smith

ENDPOINT INSURANCE by Jane Lindskold


Guardsmen of Tomorrow - Martin H Greenberg and Larry Segriff [ Download ]