Adventures in Sol System

by T. K. F. Weisskopf
Release date: 2004
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, anthology

Edited by T. K. F. Weisskopf.

The first wave of space exploration in the 20th century all but ground to a halt, the victim of national and ideological rivalries which had spent themselves, and of politicians who gutted funding for special interests and pork barrel spending. But the universe still beckoned, and a generation grew up knowing that there was nothing impossible about space travel, and wondering why we had gone to the Moon – and then stopped cold. New propulsion systems and more efficient reaction drives were developed, making space flight less expensive, taking it away from the exclusive club of government-funded programmes. Humanity moved out once again into the infinite ocean of space, this time to stay.

All new stories of the conquest of the solar system by: Charles Sheffield, Gregory Benford, John Ringo, James P. Hogan, Wen Spencer, Margaret Ball, Jack McDevitt, fact and fiction by space scientist Travis Taylor, and more!


  • Introduction: Why Do We Need Tales About "Strange Adventures on Other Worlds, the Universe of the Future"? by T. K. F. Weisskopf
  • McAndrew and THE LAW by Charles Sheffield
  • Jailhouse Rock by James P. Hogan
  • Windows by Jack McDevitt
  • Cleaning Lady by Travis S. Taylor
  • Are We There Yet (essay) by Travis S. Taylor
  • Communications Problem by Margaret Ball
  • High Roller by Allen Steele (as by Allen M. Steele)
  • Moon Monkeys by Wen Spencer
  • Earth's First Improved Chimp Gets Job as a Janitor by John Ringo
  • Time in Purgatory by Rebecca Lickiss
  • The Cutting Fringe by Paul Chafe
  • The Science in the Story (essay) by Paul Chafe
  • Blood's a Rover by Gregory Benford
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