Space Opera(180)
Author:Rich Horton


    "Agreed. We could rebuild Tay."

    "It would be a work of centuries."

    "We could use the Aeo Taea Parents. They have plenty of time."

    Now Cjatay laughed.

    "I have to trust you now, don't I? I could have vaporized you back there, blown this place to atoms with my missiles. And now you create an entire universe . . . "

    "And the Enemy? They'll come again."

    "You'll be ready for them, like you were ready for me. After all, I am still the enemy."

    The surface of the bubble of universe seemed to be in more frenetic motion now. The light was dimming fast.

    "Let's go then," Cjatay said.

    "Yes," Oga said. "Let's go home."

    Oga, returning





    Biographies


    Yoon Ha Lee lives in Louisiana with her family and has not yet been eaten by gators. Her works have appeared in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Tor.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and other venues, and she authored the StoryNexus game Winterstrike (winterstrike.storynexus.com/s).

    James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards; his fiction has been translated into twenty-two languages. He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

    Gwyneth Jones is the author of many fantasy, horror novels and thrillers for teenagers using the name Ann Halam, and several highly regarded sf and fantasy novels for adults. She's won two World Fantasy awards, the James Tiptree Jr award, the Arthur C Clarke award, the Children of the Night award and the Philip K Dick award, among other honours. She lives in Brighton, UK, with her husband, some goldfish and two cats called Ginger and Milo; likes old movies, practices yoga, blogs at boldaslove.co.uk and has done some extreme tourism in her time, but now prefers short-haul travel.

    Gareth L. Powell is a novelist from the UK. Although he has written two well-received space opera novels and numerous short stories, he is probably best known for his Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy, published





    Publication History


    "The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars" by Yoon Ha Lee. © Yoon Ha Lee. Originally published in Lightspeed. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "The Wreck of the Godspeed" by James Patrick Kelly. © James Patrick Kelly Originally published in Between Worlds. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Saving Tiamaat" by Gwyneth Jones. © Gwyneth Jones. Originally published in The New Space Opera. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Six Lights Off Green Scar" by Gareth L. Powell. © Gareth L. Powell. Originally published in Aphelion. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Glory" by Greg Egan. © Greg Egan. Originally published in The New Space Opera. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "The Mote Dancer and the Firelife" by Chris Willrich. © Chris Willrich. Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "On Rickety Thistlewaite" by Michael F. Flynn. © Michael F. Flynn. Originally published in Analog. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "War Without End" by Una McCormack. © Una McCormack. Originally published in Conflicts. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Finisterra" by David Moles. © David Moles. Originally published in F&SF. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Seven Years from Home" by Naomi Novik. © Naomi Novik. Originally published in Warriors. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Plotters and Shooters" by Kage Baker. © the estate of Kage Baker. Originally published in Fast Forward 1. Reprinted by permission of the estate.

    "The Muse of Empires Lost" by Paul Berger. © Paul Berger. Originally published in Twenty Epics. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Boojum" by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette. © Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette. Originally published in Fast Ships and Black Sails. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Lehr, Rex" by Jay Lake. © Jay Lake. Originally published in Forbidden Planets. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Cracklegrackle" by Justina Robson. © Justina Robson. Originally published in The New Space Opera 2. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Hideaway" by Alastair Reynolds. © Alastair Reynolds. Originally published in Interzone. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Isabel of the Fall" by Ian R. MacLeod. © Ian R. MacLeod. Originally published in Interzone. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Precious Mental" by Robert Reed. © Robert Reed. Originally published in Asimov's. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Two Sisters in Exile" by Aliette de Bodard. © Aliette de Bodard. Originally published in Solaris Rising 1.5. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Lode Stars" by Lavie Tidhar. © Lavie Tidhar. Originally published in The Immersion Book of SF. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade" by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. © Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Originally published in Clarkesworld. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    "The Tear" by Ian McDonald. © Ian McDonald. Originally published in Galactic Empires. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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