Where did the year go? In these troubled times, so many amazing victories, heroines and heroes are presenting themselves. No matter which side of the aisle you voted on, 2017 has certainly been a year to inspire people to action. I am no different. I strive constantly to find kindness and compassion in my expressions and actions. Yes, I sometimes fall down, and if in those falls I have created challenges for others, then I hope you find the opportunity in those challenges and grow from them. I know I have.
Be kind to yourself, your loved ones and strangers. We are all creating this world and our reality together.
Thank you for being a fan, a colleague, an inspiration to me always.
by Chris J. Pike & M.D. Cooper
Kylie Rhoads is a junker. She makes her living traveling the stars, salvaging abandoned ships left over from pirate attacks on the edge of the Gedri system. Some of the hulls are legal for the taking, most aren't.
When a salvage job goes bad, Kylie finds herself on the wrong end of a gun. The hand holding that gun? The SA Space Force, just the people Kylie wants to avoid. To avoid prison, Kylie makes a deal to go deep into the Gedri System and rescue a simple girl. But out on the fringe, nothing is as it seems.
With her ex acting as the military liaison, Kylie takes her crew on the most dangerous mission of their lives. Rescue the girl, defeat the crime syndicate, and pray the military holds up their end of the bargain.
by Jonathan Strahan - Editor
The future is ourselves.
The world is rapidly changing. We surf future-shock every day, as the progress of technology races ever on. Increasingly we are asking: how do we change to live in the world to come? Whether it's climate change, inundated coastlines, and drowned cities; the cramped confines of a tin can hurtling through space to the outer reaches of our solar system; or the rush of being uploaded into cyberspace, our minds and bodies are going to have to drastically alter.
Multi-award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan brings us another incredible volume in his much praised science-fiction anthology series, featuring stories by Madeline Ashby, John Barnes, James S.A. Corey, Gregory Benford, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Simon Ings, Kameron Hurley, Nancy Kress, Gwyneth Jones, Yoon Ha Lee, Bruce Sterling, Sean Williams, Aliette de Bodard, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, and Ian McDonald.