NEWS: COSMIC POWERS Featured on Wired.com / THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast

I, along with contributors Becky Chambers and Tobias S. Buckell, appeared on Wired.com’s THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast to discuss COSMIC POWERS. [link]

REVIEW: “The first great anthology of the year, jam-packed with smart, entertaining sci-fi adventure stories.” —SF Bluestocking, on COSMIC POWERS

“The first great anthology of the year, jam-packed with smart, entertaining sci-fi adventure stories that bring a nicely modern sensibility to old ideas and tropes.” —SF Bluestocking, on COSMIC POWERS [review]

REVIEW: “Fun and entertaining […] A whole range of fantastic stories, from shorter adventures to longer and more thoughtful tales. […] Make[s] for a wonderful trip out into the darkness of space while you search for the next adventure.” —The Verge, on COSMIC POWERS

“Fun and entertaining […] A whole range of fantastic stories, from shorter adventures to longer and more thoughtful tales. […] Make[s] for a wonderful trip out into the darkness of space while you search for the next adventure.” —The Verge, on COSMIC POWERS [review]

REVIEW: “One kickass good anthology […] Highly recommended.” –File 770, on COSMIC POWERS

“One kickass good anthology […] Every one of these stories is, as advertised, far-future, galaxy-spanning, and involves people confronting huge problems caused by technology, in some cases so advanced as to be, as Arthur C. Clarke said, “indistinguishable from magic.” […] Highly recommended.” –File 770, on COSMIC POWERS [review]

NEWS: COSMIC POWERS is Now Available Wherever Fine Books Are Sold!

COSMIC POWERS is now available!

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A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams. Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, and many others.

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Cosmic Powers (cover art by Chris Foss)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime—Charlie Jane Anders
  • Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance—Tobias S. Buckell
  • The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice-Sung Texts—Becky Chambers
  • The Sighted Watchmaker—Vylar Kaftan
  • Infinite Love Engine—Joseph Allen Hill
  • Unfamiliar Gods—Adam-Troy Castro, with Judi B. Castro
  • Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World—Caroline M. Yoachim
  • Our Specialty is Xenogeology—Alan Dean Foster
  • Golden Ring—Karl Schroeder
  • Tomorrow When We See the Sun—A. Merc Rustad
  • Bring the Kids and Revisit the Past at the Traveling Retro Funfair!—Seanan McGuire
  • The Dragon that Flew Out of the Sun—Aliette De Bodard
  • Diamond and the World Breaker—Linda Nagata
  • The Chameleon’s Gloves—Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Universe, Sung in Stars—Kat Howard
  • Wakening Ouroboros—Jack Campbell
  • Warped Passages—Kameron Hurley
  • The Frost Giant’s Data—Dan Abnett
  • Cover Art by Chris Foss

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REVIEW: “Astonishingly good […] Rich in great stories.” —Rocket Stack Rank, on COSMIC POWERS

“Astonishingly good […] Rich in great stories.” —Rocket Stack Rank, on COSMIC POWERS [review]

The reviewer singled out “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance” by Tobias S. Buckell as the best story in the book, giving it 5/5 stars. They also highly recommended the stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Adam-Troy Castro, Seanan McGuire, and Yoon Ha Lee. Each story gets a minireview at the link.

REVIEW: “Resonates with a buoyancy that can often be lost in contemporary science fiction […] great reading for fans of the space cowboy antics of Guardians of the Galaxy.” —RT Book Reviews, on COSMIC POWERS

“The newest short story collection edited by Adams resonates with a buoyancy that can often be lost in contemporary science fiction, reminding us that futuristic doesn’t always have to mean gritty. But don’t take that to mean that these stories lack depth or feeling. The authors deftly balance the adventure and sense of wonder with solid worldbuilding and characters who quickly become familiar friends by the time their tales end. This collection will prove to be great reading for fans of the space cowboy antics of Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly and Cowboy Bebop.” —RT Book Reviews [review]

NEWS: COSMIC POWERS Contributors on the Hugo and Nebula Ballots

Unrelated to the anthology—but very cool to see—several contributors to COSMIC POWERS have been named finalists for the Hugo and Nebula awards this year!

  • Charlie Jane Anders (Hugo and Nebula finalist for novel All the Birds in the Sky)
  • Becky Chambers (Hugo finalist for novel A Closed and Common Orbit)
  • Caroline M. Yoachim (Nebula finalist for short story “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station│Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0”)
  • A. Merc Rustad (Nebula finalist for short story “This Is Not a Wardrobe Door”)
  • Seanan McGuire (Hugo and Nebula finalist for novella Every Heart a Doorway; Hugo finalist for series The October Daye Books)
  • Yoon Ha Lee (Hugo and Nebula finalist for novel Ninefox Gambit)
  • Kameron Hurley (Hugo finalist for related-work The Geek Feminist Revolution)
  • John Joseph Adams (Hugo finalist for editor, short-form)

REVIEW: “Designed to capture the cosmic scale of superpowered space comics in prose, this collection lands the cosmic element.” —Publishers Weekly, on COSMIC POWERS

“Designed to capture the cosmic scale of superpowered space comics in prose, this collection lands the cosmic element […] The varying styles make this anthology pleasant to read.” —Publishers Weekly, on COSMIC POWERS [review]

REVIEW: “Highly recommended for anyone looking for a variety of engaging sf experiences.” —Booklist on COSMIC POWERS

“Highly recommended for anyone looking for a variety of engaging sf experiences.” —Booklist on COSMIC POWERS [review]

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