Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today’s top authors
Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorouslyexamining the impact—both beneficial and dangerous—of science and technology onhumanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding ourknowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up aswell.
In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today’s most creative imaginations explore these frontiers,carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov,Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction intothe twenty-first century by extrapolating from the latest scientificdevelopments and discoveries. Ranging from ancient China to the outer reachesof the solar system, this outstanding collection of original stories, writtenby an international roster of authors, finds wonder, terror, and gripping humandrama in topics as diverse as space exploration, artificial intelligence,biotechnology, climate change, alternate history, the search forextraterrestrial intelligence, interplanetary war, and even the future ofbaseball.
From tattoos that treat allergies to hazardous missions toMars and beyond, from the end of the world to the farthest limits of humaninvention, Carbide Tipped Pens turnsstartling new ideas into state-of-the-art science fiction.
This collection includes stories by Ben Bova, GregoryBenford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Jack McDevitt, Howard Hendrix, DanielH. Wilson, and many others!