Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

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Year's Best SF 15
Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Who knows what awaits us tomorrow? Much of the most innovative and exhilarating work performe...

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Year's Best SF 14
Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Unique visions and astonishments—new stories by: Tobias S. Buckell and Karl Schroeder, Cory...

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Stories of Your Life: and Others
Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change—the...

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Pump Six and Other Stories
Paolo Bacigalupi

The eleven stories in Pump Six chart the evolution of Paolo Bacigalupi's work, including the...

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Is Anybody Out There?
Edited by Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern

Beyond our skies...and imaginations. Are we alone in the universe, and if not, who else-or...

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The New Space Opera
Edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan

An anthology of epic interstellar adventures from dazzling stars in the SF universe: Kage...

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The Collected Stories of Greg Bear
Greg Bear

Greg Bear is one of the greatest science fiction writers of the late twentieth century. He has...

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Charles Stross

Expanding on his award-winning short story cycle from the pages of Asimov's Science Fiction,...

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A Place So Foreign and Eight More
Cory Doctorow

Considered one of the most promising science fiction writers, Cory Doctorow's name is already...

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Captain Flandry
Poul Anderson

No longer a brash, young ensign, Captain Dominic Flandry has risen in rank, but now appreciate...

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The Secret History of Science Fiction
Ed. by James P. Kelly and John Kessel

This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question, If Thomas Pynchon’s...

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InterGalactic Medicine Show
Edited by Edmund R. Schubert, et al.

Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in...

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The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
Edited by Mike Ashley
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Galileo's Children
Edited by Gardner Dozois

From the most celebrated editor in science fiction comes an anthology of stories about the...

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The Hard SF Renaissance
Edited by David G. Hartwell, et al.

Something exciting has been happening in modern SF. After decades of confusion, many of the...

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To Outlive Eternity
Poul Anderson

From the aftermath of World War III to a world inherited by robots, where humans are unwelcome...

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Charles Stross

The Hugo Award-winning author of such groundbreaking and innovative novels as Accelerando,...

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Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
Edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber

A collection of the best science fiction prose written in 2002, by some the genre's greatest...

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Phase Space
Stephen Baxter

Tied in to Baxter's masterful Manifold trilogy, these thematically linked stories are drawn...

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Godlike Machines
Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Six of todays finest authors write for Godlike Machines! Six original scientific adventures.

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The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 2
Ed. George Mann

Solaris has become known for its high quality anthologies. This SF collection is no exception...

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Edited by Martin H. Greenberg

Nineteen science fiction masters explore what lies beyond the doors of our world.


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Edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg

Sixteen original stories about taking your dream vacation-in any era you desire. Take a...

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The Mammoth Book of Mind-Blowing SF
Edited by Mike Ashley

This collection of 25 innovative and mind-blowing stories includes contributions from Sci-Fi...

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Extraordinary Engines
Edited by Nick Gevers

Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology assembles original stories by some...

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