Have you ever wanted a faster-than-light trip to the future?
We’re thrilled to share the cover of New Adventures in Space Opera, a short fiction anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan—available August 13, 2024 from Tachyon Publications.
Have you ever wanted a faster-than-light trip to the future? Are you tired of reading science fiction novels that feel like they’re taking literal eons to finish? These fifteen award-winning and bestselling science fiction authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Alastair Reynolds, Yoon Ha Lee, Becky Chambers, Tobias S. Buckell, Ann Leckie, and Sam J. Miller, and more, are here as your speedy guides to infinity and beyond.
In “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” a cloud-based contractor finds a human war criminal clinging to the hull of the ship. The clones of “All the Colours You Thought Were Kings,” about to attend their coming-of-age ceremony, are plotting treason. During “A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime,” two outlaws go on the run after stealing a device from a space cult.
Here are the new, adventurous—and most efficient—takes on interstellar battles, sentient spaceships, and political intrigue on a galactic scale. Discover where memories live and die, and where memes rise and fall in moments. Remember, the future is sooner than you think, and there’s only so much time for visiting it.
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New Adventures in Space Opera
Jonathan Strahan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an editor, podcaster, critic, and publisher. Strahan co-founded Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and was the co-publisher of Eidolon Books. He has edited or co-edited more than seventy anthologies and twenty single-author story collections published in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Strahan has won the World Fantasy Award, the Aurealis and Aurealis Convenor’s Awards, the William Atheling Jr. Award, the Ditmar Award, and the Peter McNamara Achievement Award. Strahan is currently the Reviews Editor at Locus Magazine, and a consulting editor for Tor.com where he acquires and edits original novellas and short fiction. Strahan also produces and co-hosts the award-nominated Coode Street Podcast with Gary K. Wolfe. Strahan lives in Perth, Western Australia with his family.