Far Orbit

Speculative Space Adventures

If you’re looking for a good anthology of science fiction stories, look no further than Far Orbit, which I found to be a really awesome collection of traditional sci-fi stories that was hard to put down. I totally loved reading this book! All of the stories were amazing and left me enraptured by their tales that reached beyond the unknown. I eagerly read every story in this book and loved every one of them. It’s a great collection of sci-fi stories that kept me turning the pages.

Some of these stories seemed to have a “TV-show feel” to them. For example, one story had me picturing it like a Star Trek story, and with another, it reminded me of Firefly. All of these stories were true sci-fi and I liked how the authors of the stories created such believable alien species, complete with their own culture and habits. The characters were well-rounded and fleshed out just enough without the overkill of a longer work. There was not one single boring moment in any of these stories and they were all written so well. I commend the editor on his choice of stories for this book. I enjoyed reading them all!

Far Orbit is definitely a spectacular sci-fi anthology that is sure to entertain readers and keep them coming back for more. It’s the kind of book where a reader who enjoys sci-fi can pick it up to read a story and be entertained all over again. This is definitely one anthology that no sci-fi library should be without!

Book Blurb for Far Orbit

Modern space adventures crafted by a new generation of Grand Tradition science fiction writers. Smart, readable, and engaging stories that take us back to a time when science fiction was fun and informative, pithy and piquant—when speculative fiction transported us from the everyday grind and left us wondrously satisfied. Showcasing the breadth of Grand Tradition stories, from 1940s-style pulp to realistic hard SF, from noir and horror SF to spaceships, alien uplift, and action-adventure motifs, Far Orbit's diversity of Grand Tradition stories makes it easy for every SF fan to find a favorite.

Featuring an open letter to SF by Elizabeth Bear and stories from Gregory Benford, Tracy Canfield, Eric Choi, Barbara Davies, Jakob Drud, Julie Frost, David Wesley Hill, K. G. Jewell, Sam Kepfield, Kat Otis, Jonathan Shipley, Wendy Sparrow, and Peter Wood.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 5.00