Whether it’s God walking into the Draco Tavern, stony spirits talking to relatives, a robot plotting the ultimate murder, or the ability to see distinct patterns in the vibrations caused by uttering words and phrases … these stories will entertain you, make you laugh, make you think and, most importantly, make you question your own long-held views on life, the universe and everything else.
The stories in this volume have been personally selected by Mike Resnick as his favorites among those that were published in Galaxy’s Edge magazine in 2013 and 2014. Authors include seasoned veterans such as Larry Niven and Mercedes Lackey, newcomers such as Andrea G. Stewart and Tina Gower, and writers from lands far and wide such as Sabina Theo from Bulgaria and Leena Likitalo from Finland.
But all the stories have one thing in common: They are great stories … and like all great stories, need great readers.
The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction Stories is a collection of stories taken from across the 19th century and into the early 20th that showcases many of the genre’s early attempts. “Science Fiction” of this period is rich with new ideas that reflect both the concerns and the imagination of the society and writers of its time.
Each of the stories included in this volume has stood the test of time and many of the themes reflected by these authors are still relevant to us today.