Saturday, 8 January 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Engineering Infinity - Ed. Jonathan Straham

Release Date: 06/01/11

BOOK BLURB:

The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realising that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever thought, or simply realising that a hitchhiker on a starship consumes fuel and oxygen with tragic results, it's hard science-fiction where sense of wonder is most often found and where science-fiction's true heart lies. This exciting and innovative anthology collects together stories by some of the biggest names in the field, including Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross and Greg Bear.


REVIEW:

With the science fiction genre taking off, there’s a huge choice about the subgenres for readers to pick from, so how do you narrow it down what to try and especially with finances getting tighter who is worth spending your hard earned cash on?

Well worry no more. What has been created in this title is a book full of Hard Science Fiction, with authors like Stephen Baxter, Charles Stoss and Gynneth Jones whilst also bringing new talent to the fore such as Hannu Rajaniemi. Each individual tale brings a whole host of talent to the fore as well as bringing some great storytelling alongside great prose. It’s a serious piece of fiction and one that deserves a lot of readers attention whilst allowing readers to try people new as well as a chance to get involved in the harder edge of the genre.

1 comment:

Annette said...

This one sounds perfect for my husband. Then, we can get some ideas for authors he might like to read more of. Thanks for the review.