Edited by Jonathan Strahan.
The highly-anticipated final volume of the critically-acclaimed science fiction anthology series
Life in space is hard, lonely and the only person you can rely on is yourself. Whether you’re living deep in the gravity well of humanity’s watery home, mucking out air vents in a city floating high in the clouds of Jupiter, or re-checking the filtration system on some isolated space station, life is hard and demanding, and life is small.
The stories of Infinity’s End are set in those empty spaces, in futures where planets have been disassembled and reused for parts, or terraformed and settled; where civilisations have risen and fallen; where far future people make their lives anywhere from colonies hanging in the clouds of Neptune or Venus to the repurposed cores of distant asteroids; on worldlets and asteroids, inside Saturn’s rings or distant spheres and wheels, on-board ships trucking from home to home, and port to port. They're set in a future that's lived in. And they make it clear that even if we never leave the Solar System, there's life enough and room enough to live out all of science fiction's dreams.
Infinity’s End is the future. The stories you’ll find here are the stories of your life.
Last Small Step - Stephen Baxter
Prophet of the Roads - Naomi Kritzer
Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon - Paul McAuley
Swear Not by the Moon - Seanan McGuire
Longing For Earth - Linda Nagata
A Portrait of Salai - Hannu Rajaniemi
Death's Door - Alastair Reynolds
Foxy and Tiggs - Justina Robson
Intervention - Kelly Robson
Once on the Blue Moon - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Talking to Ghosts at the Edge of the World - Lavie Tidhar
Kindred - Peter Watts
The Synchronist - Fran Wilde
Jonathan Strahan is an editor and anthologist. He co-edited The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology series in 1997 and 1998. He is also the reviews editor of Locus. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife and their two daughters.