A Review of Future Games – Paula Guran (Editor)

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Paula Guran (Editor)

What’s not to like? This is the perfect combination: Sports and sci-fi. An excellent compilation. I loved most of the stories. But like any anthology, there are always a few stories that are really memorable and a few that you kind of skim though. One of my favorites was “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” by Scott Westerfeld. I also enjoyed revisiting the short story “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card which was expanded into the novel of the same name.

This is a collection of 16 stories from authors such as Orson Scott Card, Cory Doctorow, George R.R. Martin, Scott Westerfeld and many others.  All but one were previously published. The earliest “The Survivor” by Walter F. Moudy was from 1965. The latest “Kip, Running” by Genevieve Williams was published in March. 2010. Most of the stories have a central theme of a type of organized team sport, but a couple are more in the game vein, which works since the book is called Future Games.

I give this 4 stars out of 5.

I received this book for free through NetGalley.com.

Book Description

Publication Date: January 3, 2013

Human competition is eternal. No matter what the future brings, sports will be a part of it. But what forms will these games take? Who will be the spectator, who will play? Will aliens be our opponents or machines? What rules will we play by? What will be at stake? What rewards will be reaped by the victors? What fates await the defeated? Will the entire universe be our arena or will our world be smaller than today? Visionary authors speculate on what swifter, higher, stronger will mean in the near and distant future.

Product Details

File Size: 648 KB

Print Length: 384 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Prime Books (January 3, 2013)

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Language: English

ASIN: B00AWVCATG

Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Lending: Enabled

The product descriptions and author information is from Amazon. Future Games

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