What will it mean to be human in the future? How will we evolve
in order to reach the stars?
Fifteen short stories collected in this book examine how
interstellar flight might change humanity itself. Will we choose to upload our
minds into a singularity? Enhance ourselves with alien DNA? Will our bodies
remain the same, but our culture and societal norms adapt to accommodate for
effects of time dilation, or become subsumed by advanced alien cultures?
Hugo and Nebula award winning authors, bestsellers, and
some of the hottest new writers in the field of hard science fiction imagine an
array of possible futures—from bright to dystopian—and different permutations
of what's in store for us as a species.
Includes stories by Robert J. Sawyer, John Varley, Robert
Silverberg, Brenda Cooper, Ken Liu, Mike Resnick, Jody Lynn Nye and many more.
"This book will be remembered as one of the major
collections of the decade."—Robert
Multiple award-winning authors, Mike Resnick and Lezli
Robyn, get to the heart of the matter in Soulmates, which showcases all the
words they have penned together over their years as collaborators (with a bonus
solo piece by each). Whether a robot, alien, some kind of supernatural being or
human, rising above our prejudices and ignorance allows us to make emotional
connections that can have a profound effect on our lives.
Each of these stories examine a facet of the simple, yet
incredibly complex, concept of companionship. They will make you laugh; will
make you cry…but most importantly they will make you look at the very basic
notion of soul-mates in a different light.