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An unique number of new brief technology fiction from the largest and most enjoyable names within the style. the most recent within the Infinities collections edited and comissioned via a number of award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.

What occurs whilst humanity reaches out into the vastness of house? The brightest names in SF give a contribution new orginal fiction to this remarkable anothology from grasp editor Jonathan Strahan. together with new paintings by way of Alastair Reynolds,Greg Egan,Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard Peter Watts, and others!

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