FASTER THAN LIGHT: An Original Anthology About Interstellar Travel by Jack & George Zebrowski--Eds. Dann

FASTER THAN LIGHT: An Original Anthology About Interstellar Travel

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eight stories touching--in some cases pretty remotely--on the theme of FTL (faster-than-light) travel, enlivened by Harlan Ellison's fine original TV screenplay for the pilot of the luckless Star-lost series (a recent sf cause celebre--see Ben Bova's The Starcrossed, p. 1085), and followed by one of Dick Allen's watery sf poems. If you're not used to believing six impossible things before breakfast you have no business reading sf, so the ""factual"" discussions are a bit gratuitous. A fair collection, with good contributions from Gregory Benford (in a meekly worshipful colony, the first crack in the fabric of trust), Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (cannibalism on a ship stranded in hyperspace), and A. A. Jackson IV and Howard Waldrop (a great robot intelligence suddenly takes an emotional initiative).

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1975
Publisher: Harper & Row