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by John Joseph Adams
Release date: 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, anthology

Edited by John Joseph Adams.

From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition, and herein you will find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg and Harry Turtledove. Additional authors: Alan Dean Foster, Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, John C. Wright, Allen Steele, James Alan Gardner, Catherynne M. Valente.


  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • Mazer in Prison by Orson Scott Card
  • Carthago Delenda Est by Genevieve Valentine
  • Life-Suspension by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Terra-Exulta by S. L. Gilbow
  • Aftermaths by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy by Harry Turtledove
  • Prisons by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason
  • Different Day by K. Tempest Bradford
  • Twilight of the Gods by John C. Wright
  • Warship by George R. R. Martin and George Guthridge
  • Swanwatch by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Spirey and the Queen by Alastair Reynolds
  • Pardon Our Conquest by Alan Dean Foster
  • Symbiont by Robert Silverberg
  • The Ship Who Returned by Anne McCaffrey (aka The Ship That Returned)
  • My She by Mary Rosenblum
  • The Shoulders of Giants by Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Culture Archivist by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • The Other Side of Jordan by Allen Steele
  • Like They Always Been Free by Georgina Li
  • Eskhara by Trent Hergenrader
  • The One with the Interstellar Group Consciousnesses by James Alan Gardner
  • Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy by Catherynne M. Valente
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