novellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form
Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that
collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view—all are set
at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously
scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of
cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.
moments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear’s Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end of
creation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stutters
to an eerie halt?
Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead, when humanity has become extinct. Earth is threatened by the slowly warming sun, and vast machine intelligences decide to recreate humans.
Kingsbury contributes Historical Crisis,
a starting work on the prediction of the human future that challenges the
foundations of psychohistory, as developed in Isaac Asimov's famous Foundation
Haldeman’s For White Hill confronts
humanity with hostile aliens who remorselessly grind down every defense against
them. A lone artist struggles to find a place in this distant, wondrous future when humanity seems doomed.
In At the Eschaton by Charles Sheffield, a
man tries to rescue his dying wife from oblivion by hurling himself forward, in
both space and time, to the very end of the universe itself. Download and start listening now!