Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies

The Machineries of Empire

John Joseph Adams, Tobias S. Buckell

fiction Science Fiction Short Stories
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A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams.

Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, and many others.

Compilation and introduction © 2017 by John Joseph Adams
“A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime” © 2017 by Charlie Jane Anders.
“Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance” © 2017 by Tobias S. Buckell
“The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice-Sung Texts” © 2017 by Becky Chambers
“The Sighted Watchmaker” © 2011 by Vylar Kaftan. Originally published in Lightspeed
“Infinite Love Engine” © 2017 by Joseph Allen Hill. Originally published in Lightspeed
“Unfamiliar Gods” © 2017 by Adam-Troy Castro & Judi B. Castro
“Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” © 2015 by Caroline M. Yoachim. Originally published in Lightspeed
“Our Specialty Is Xenogeology” © 2017 by Alan Dean Foster
“Golden Ring” © 2017 by Karl Schroeder
“Tomorrow When We See the Sun” © 2015 by A. Merc Rustad. Originally published in Lightspeed
“Bring the Kids and Revisit the Past at the Traveling Retro Funfair!” © 2017 by Seanan McGuire
“The Dragon That Flew Out of the Sun” © 2017 by Aliette de Bodard.
“Diamond and the World Breaker” © 2017 by Linda Nagata
“The Chameleon’s Gloves” © 2017 by Yoon Ha Lee
“The Universe, Sung in Stars” © 2015 by Kat Howard. Originally published in Lightspeed
“Wakening Ouroboros” © 2017 by Jack Campbell
“Warped Passages” © 2017 by Kameron Hurley
“The Frost Giant’s Data” © 2017 by Dan Abnett.

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