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Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies A Collection Of Original, Epic Science Fiction Stories By Some Of Today S Best Writers For Fans Who Want A Little Less Science And A Lot Action And Edited By Two Time Hugo Award Winner John Joseph AdamsInspired By Movies Like The Guardians Of The Galaxy And Star Wars, This Anthology Features Brand New Stories From Some Of Science Fiction S Best Authors Including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, And Many Others John Joseph Adams pretty much has the golden touch as an editor I own several of his anthologies, and they ve consistently been among the better SFF collections out there This book definitely follows in that tradition Some of these stories are outrageously over the top in keeping with the bright, eye watering cover art , but that is part of the theme, and the charm, of this book The standout story in this anthology, so far, seems to be Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance, Tobias S Bu John Joseph Adams pretty much has the golden touch as an editor I own several of his anthologies, and they ve consistently been among the better SFF collections out there This book definitely follows in that tradition Some of these stories are outrageously over the top in keeping with the bright, eye watering cover art , but that is part of the theme, and the charm, of this book The standout story in this anthology, so far, seems to be Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance, Tobias S Buckell s far future, sprawling space opera that is at the same time an intense character study Seanan McGuire contributes a story with equal parts humor and hard science hers takes place inside a Dyson sphere , and Aliette de Bodard s tale of war and the price civilians pay is heartbreaking My second favorite story is probably Warped Passages, Kameron Hurley s excellent prequel origin story to her fantastic space opera The Stars Are Legion If you re going to read new to you authors based on this collection, start with Buckell and Hurley But there s something for everyone here, and while I liked some stories less than others, there s not a stinker in the bunch Overall this was just an OK collection for me There werestories that I didn t much care for than those I did The ones I liked best were The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice Sung Texts and The Chameleon s Gloves.A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime by Charlie Jane Anders This was OK, but I m not really a fan of humorous or zany satirical SF.Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance by Tobias S Bucknell This one I quite liked A maintenance robot goes toe to toe with a snobby Overall this was just an OK collection for me There werestories that I didn t much care for than those I did The ones I liked best were The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice Sung Texts and The Chameleon s Gloves.A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime by Charlie Jane Anders This was OK, but I m not really a fan of humorous or zany satirical SF.Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance by Tobias S Bucknell This one I quite liked A maintenance robot goes toe to toe with a snobby cybernetic preservationist human, with expected results.The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice Sung Texts by Becky Chambers Nice A chosen one story, but done Chambers style.The Sighted Watchmaker by Vylar Kaftan A cosmic creator learns the ultimate lesson of parenting, and makes the final transition from child to parent itself.Infinite Love Engine by Joseph Allen Hill Weird SF, like a drink flavoured with Kool Aid, neither of which are really my thing to be honest.Unfamiliar Gods by Adam Troy Castro with Judi B Castro The problem with all powerful beings is that they can be very literal, and sometimes they give you exactly what you ask for.Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Carolyn M Yoachim Another circular exploration creation type story I admit these are really not my thing.Our Specialty is Xenogeology by Alan Dean Foster Meh I liked the set up but somewhat ironically not the follow throughfor a human, at least, the hardest thing to do was to confront a question and fear never being able to learn the answer Golden Ring by Karl SchroederThe rational actor chooses to maximize her own utility Ugh Economic theory in action in an SF story Did not care for this one.Tomorrow When We See the Sun by A Merc Rustad I didn t love the story, which was very sad, but the writing was quite lyrical and poetic Your eyes, grace touched forever refugeWe will live together Tomorrow when we see the sun Bring the Kids and Revisit the Past at the Traveling Retro Funfair by Seanan McGuire A funny little story told in typical McGuire fashion.The Dragon That Flew Out of The Sun by Aliette de Bodard A sad story trying to make sense of war, where no real sense can be made Diamond and the World Breaker by Linda Nagata A little chaos is required in order for people to be happy, and also provides a way for a mother and daughter to bond I enjoyed this one quite a bit The Chameleon s Gloves by Yoon Ha Lee I really liked this one A lot of character development and excitement packed into a very complete feeling story.The Universe, Sung in Stars by Kat Howard A nicely written story, although there isn t a lot to it.Wakening Ouroboros by Jack Campbell Not bad the last two immortal humans try to save their world and recapture their reason for livingToo many people, too many memories Nobody noticed After a few million years, most days are pretty much the same Warped Passages by Kameron Hurley An origin story for The Stars Are Legion This would be useful backstory for anyone reading that book.The Frost Giant s Data by Dan Abnett The idea was fine, a break in to a giant data security vault, but the story was just OK for me A wonderful anthology of science fiction and fantasy with a view towards the widest scopes It s not all on a cosmic space or time scope, but it s definitely all playing to the theme There s a wide range in tone as well, with some being very hard science fiction, a couple of laugh out loud funny stories and a few that are touching and sweet As with all anthologies, the quality is somewhat uneven and naturally subjective, but there were only a few stories I really didn t care for and some of th A wonderful anthology of science fiction and fantasy with a view towards the widest scopes It s not all on a cosmic space or time scope, but it s definitely all playing to the theme There s a wide range in tone as well, with some being very hard science fiction, a couple of laugh out loud funny stories and a few that are touching and sweet As with all anthologies, the quality is somewhat uneven and naturally subjective, but there were only a few stories I really didn t care for and some of the highlights are going to stick with me for a while There are summaries of what I thought of each story in my updates for the book, but I ll give my highlights here and then list my ratings for individual stories The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice Sung Texts by Becky ChambersChambers seems to be a polarizing author A lot of people don t seem to like SF stories that are light on SF but heavy on positivity This story fits well into her wheel house and as a fan of this author s novels this isof what I love from her It s structured as the journal of a self effacing ordinary person who gets to be the chosen one in a plot that could have been lifted from an anime When the deckhand realizes that her journal is being read by a censor she starts using it to engage in a one sided conversation confessional Tomorrow When We See the Sun by A Merc RustadAs I said in my update for this, it takes a lot to get me engaged in a post singularity story as the concerns of such beings seem alien and largely irrelevant to anything meaningful for the reader, but this one pulls off the trick brilliantly From the main character s odd way of talking explained later in the piece , to its construction and purpose and its constant rebelling against the role it is forced to play I found in profoundly engaging I think this author is one to watch.There s also a few stories in here that are worth calling out because of how they play with the theme, including the hilarious A Temporary Embarassment in Spactime and Infinite Love Engine If you don t like humor in your SF, then I recommend skipping them, but if you do there s some fine work here Also the story The Universe, Sung in Stars isn t at all science fiction, playing with the concept of keepers of universes, pocket galaxies and orreries of real stars It s also really sweet.Ranked The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice Sung Texts by Becky Chambers Tomorrow When We See the Sun by A Merc Rustad A Temporary Embarassment in Spactime by Charlie Jane Anders Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance by Tobias S Buckell Infinite Love Engine by Joseph Allen Hill The Dragon That Flew Out of the Sun by Aliette de Bodard The Universe, Sung in Stars by Kat Howard Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M Yoachim Golden Ring by Karl Schroeder Bring the Kids and Revisit the Past at the Traveling Retro Funfair by Seanan McGuire Diamond and the World Breaker by Linda Nagata The Chameleon s Gloves by Yoon Ha Lee Warped Passages by Kameron Hurley The Frost Giant s Data by Dan Abnett Wakening Ouroboros by Jack Campbell Our Speciality is Xenogeology by Alan Dean Foster The Sighted Watchmaker by Vylar Kaftan Unfamiliar Gods by Adam Troy Castro with Judi B Castro Like all collections anthologies this one has some winners and some losers but the good far outweighs the bad in this collection of stories from some very talented writers

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