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Jack Skillingstead
Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King's On Writing competition in 2001. Two years later his first professional sale appeared in Asimov's. "Dead Worlds" was a Sturgeon Award finalist and was reprinted Dozois's Year's Best SF. Since then Jack has pubilshed more than thirty stories in professional... show more

Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King's On Writing competition in 2001. Two years later his first professional sale appeared in Asimov's. "Dead Worlds" was a Sturgeon Award finalist and was reprinted Dozois's Year's Best SF. Since then Jack has pubilshed more than thirty stories in professional markets, two novels, and a short story collection. His work has appeared in four Year's Best anthologies and has been translated into multiple languages. His novel, Life On The Preservation, is a nominee for the Philip K. Dick Award. He lives in Seattle with his wife, writer Nancy Kress.
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Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
As the title implies, each of these stories involves piloting a spacecraft. However, there the similarity ends. One craft is barely large enough to support a crew of two while several others have remote pilots. Just as the book supplies spacecraft in a diverse variety, it does the same with story pl...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it 11 years ago
This anthology turned out to be everything I hoped it would be; an excellent sampling of up-to-the-minute science fiction. Every story included was first published in this volume (2009).None of the authors included have I read before, including some big names like Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, ...
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