John Joseph Adams sez, "My new anthology, Federations
, is due out in a few weeks, and I've just launched the website for it. The website has three free stories on it, from current Hugo & Nebula finalist James Alan Gardner, Jeremiah Tolbert, and Genevieve Valentine. There are also several interviews with those authors and other authors in the book."
From Star Trek to Star Wars, and from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast interstellar societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies.
About the Anthology
The stories in Federations continue that tradition, and herein you would find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R. R. Martin, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and many more.
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