The Starry Rift

The Starry Rift

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What does the future hold? This compelling anthology features science fiction's best writers and most vivid imaginations. Truly successful science fiction does two things: it gives a credible glimpse into the future while entertaining the reader. With this in mind, noted anthologist Jonathan Strahan asked sixteen of today's most inventive, compelling writers to look past the horizon of the present day. From spaceships, to suburbia, simulated gaming worlds, dealing with cloning, battle tactics, or corporate politics, the stories of The Starry Rift will give every reader something to consider.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 139 x 208 x 35mm | 454g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0142414387
  • 9780142414385
  • 834,477

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Praise for The Starry Rift "A superb, generously proportioned selection of new Young Adult SF stories from an exceptional list of the masters of short fiction . . . This is surely a contender for anthology of the year."--Nick Gevers, Locus "Quality stories by authors at the height of their craft make this anthology a must-have."--School Library Journal, starred review
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About Sharyn November

Sharyn November ( was the editorial director of Firebird. She was named a World Fantasy Award Finalist in 2004 and 2005 -- in 2004 for he work establishing Firebird, and in 2005 for editing.
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447 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 25% (113)
4 38% (172)
3 27% (121)
2 7% (31)
1 2% (10)

Our customer reviews

THE STARRY RIFT is truly a collection of stories about today\'s ideals, dreams, and philosophies. Strahan did an amazing job collecting stories written by modern science fiction masters. The authors write beautifully, uniquely, and intriguingly. This anthology is masterful in representing different worlds and conceptions of worlds, covering everything from the real world to gaming to dreaming. The exploration of themes in the book cover everything from philosophy to the growing epidemic of obesity, from what is truly important to a person to who is truly important to a person, and from world economics to love. It is a book that really looks at the human spirit with hope and sees the future as a reality. Each story draws the reader in and makes them a part of the tale. There is a story for virtually every mood and topic one can come up with. Overall, it is a beautiful more
by TeensReadToo
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