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Solaris Rising is the 1st in a thrilling new sequence of anthologies which are set to reaffirm Solaris’s proud attractiveness for generating prime quality technological know-how fiction.
Solaris emerging is the 1st in an exhilarating new sequence of anthologies which are set to reaffirm Solaris’s proud acceptance for generating top of the range technological know-how fiction.
The e-book will function all unique brief tales from many best-selling authors equivalent to Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Ken MacLeod, Mike Resnick, Tricia Sullivan, Eric Brown, Steve Rasnic Tem in addition to different best identify authors; tales sure to shock, thrill and enjoyment, demonstrating why technological know-how fiction continues to be the main cutting edge, pleasing, and downright intriguing style of all.
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