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Extreme Planets Line-up

Posted by David Conyers on January 15, 2013 at 4:55 AM

 

Here it is, the blurb and line-up to Extreme Planets.

 

 

Two decades ago astronomers confirmed the existence of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Today more than 800 such worlds have been identified, and scientists now estimate that at least 160 billion star-bound planets are to be found in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. But more surprising is just how diverse and bizarre those worlds are.

 

Extreme Planets is a science fiction anthology of stories set on alien worlds that push the limits of what we once believed possible in a planetary environment. Visit the bizarre moons, dwarf planets and asteroids of our own Solar Systems, and in the deeper reaches of space encounter super-Earths with extreme gravity fields, carbon planets featuring mountain ranges of pure diamond, and ocean worlds shrouded by seas hundreds of kilometres thick. The challenges these environments present to the humans that explore and colonise them are many, and are the subject matter of these tales.

 

The anthology features 15 tales from leading science fiction authors and rising stars in the genre:

  • “Banner of the Angels” by David Brin and Gregory Benford
  • “Brood” by Stephen Gaskell
  • “Haumea” by G. David Nordley
  • “A Perfect Day off the Farm” by Patty Jansen
  • “Daybreak” by Jeff Hecht
  • “Giants” by Peter Watts
  • “Maelstrom” by Kevin Ikenberry
  • “Murder on Centauri” by Robert J. Mendenhall
  • “The Flight of the Salamander” by Violet Addison and David Smith
  • “Petrochemical Skies” by David Conyers and David Kernot
  • “The Hyphal Layer” by Meryl Ferguson
  • “Colloidal Suspension” by Geoff Nelder
  • “Super-Earth Mother” by Guy Immega
  • “Lightime” by Jay Caselberg
  • “The Seventh Generation” by Brian Stableford

 

Extreme Planets is scheduled for release in late 2013 in both trade paperback and online e-reader formats. Cover illustration by Paul Drummond. More details here.

Thank you to everyone who supported and submitted to this anthology, including Julie Czerneda and Sean Williams. I'm very proud of what we achieve here, and I'm looking forward to its release.

Categories: Science Fiction, Publications, Extreme Planets

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David Conyers is a science fiction and horror author and editor from Adelaide, South Australia. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne, and today works in marketing communications. His Harrison Peel series is collected in The Shoggoth Conspiracy with more stories to follow. Anthologies he has edited include Extreme Planets, Cthulhu Unbound 3, Cthulhu Detective, Cthulhu’s Dark Cults and Undead & Unbound. Since 2013 David has been the Arts and General Editor with Albedo One magazine. The Nightmare Dimension is his collection of horror fiction while Nanofabrica, a collection of best science fiction stories will be released by Aeon Press in 2015.

Contact: david_conyers2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au

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