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An unique selection of new brief technology fiction from the most important and most fun names within the style. the newest within the Infinities collections edited and comissioned through a number of award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.

What occurs while 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 via 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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