"An author you definitely need to check out."—Asimov's
"One of the leading global writers of hard science fiction."—The Innovation Show
"Lerner's world-building and extrapolating are top notch."—SFScope
"One of the best kept secrets in SF."—Tangent Online
Best known for his SF novels – including the InterstellarNet series and (with Larry Niven) the epic Fleet of Worlds series – Edward M. Lerner is also a prolific author of short fiction. This collection showcases many of his finest stories, featuring works selected from over a decade's output.
Alternate history. Parallel worlds. Rogue artificial intelligences. Alien invasion. Biting satire as to where the Internet is leading us. A Sherlock Holmes for the next century. Deco punk. Deep thoughts about, well, deep thoughts. In this book, you'll find these – and more – together with Ed's reminiscences as to what led him to create these seventeen gems in the first place.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Edward M. Lerner is the author of fourteen SF novels (five of them collaborations with Larry Niven) and dozens of shorter works, He won the inaugural Canopus Award for fiction "honoring excellence in interstellar writing" and his stories have been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards.