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Isaac Asimov's Solar System (Anthology)



Short Stories
Science Fiction


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Gardner Raymond Dozois - Isaac Asimov's Solar System - 7 clong


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1 1999-00-00  

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This anthology takes us on a tour of our home system, with a story for each planet, plus one for the Sun. All are reprinted from Asimov's SF magazine.

The stories:

The Sun Spider (1987), by Lucius Shepard. Sex, violence & weird behavior on Helios Station.

Cilia-of-Gold (1994), by Stephen Baxter. Hard-bitten miners meet the eponymous heroine, a native Mercurian.

Dawn Venus (1995), by G. David Nordley. Romance amidst a land-rush on a terraformed Venus.

Touchdown (1990), by Nancy Kress. A scavenger hunt on a devastated future Earth.

The Difficulties Involved in Photographing Nix Olympica (1986), by Brian Aldiss.

The Very Pulse of the Machine (1998), by Michael Swanwick.

Ex Vitro (1995), by Daniel Marcus. War-clouds mar a research-station romance on Titan.

Into the Blue Abyss (1999), by Geoffrey Landis. Explore the world-ocean of Uranus wth miniature rocket-subs!

Second Skin (1997), by Paul McAuley. After the Quiet War, a trade delegation from Earth visits Neptune's satellite Proteus -- but is the
war really over?

Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe (1977), by John Varley. A classic Eight Worlds tale from Asimov's premiere issue. Piri is spending his second childhood in the Pacifica disneyland, under construction inside Pluto -- but he can't stay a child forever.