As a part of our Man and Machine campaign we were fortunate enough to also fund a Best of collection. We have made our final determinations and are proud to share with you the following:
The embers of war still glow as memories of strange skies over an alien landscape, light-years from home, bring back the sensations of battle; a time when personal sacrifice meant the difference between salvation for all, or total destruction.
Gathered here is a cross-section of stories from the first decade of the Defending The Future series. Written by the known and up-and-coming in the military science fiction genre, these stories represent the fan-requested highlights from the series.
And now, we are excited to announce the stories selected for The Best of Defending The Future, in no particular order.
From Breach the Hull
- Jack McDevitt – Black to Move
- John C. Wright – Peter Power Armor
- Lawrence M. Schoen – Thresher
- Jeffrey Lyman – Compartment Alpha
From So It Begins
- Andy Remic – Junked
- Danielle Ackley-McPhail – First Line
- Charles E. Gannon – To Spec
- Bud Sparhawk – The Glass Box
- CJ Henderson – Everything’s Better with Monkeys
From By Other Means
- James Chambers – Mother of Peace
- Jeff Young – Blankets
- Mike McPhail – Sheepdog
- John G. Hemry – Dawn’s Last Light
- Robert E. Waters – Devil Dancer
From No Man’s Land
- Nancy Jane Moore – Gambit
- Maria V. Snyder – Godzilla Warfare
- Brenda Cooper – Cracking the Sky
From Best Laid Plans
- Keith R.A. DeCandido – The Stone of the First High Pontiff
- David Sherman – Chitter Chitter Bang Bang
- Judi Fleming – Iron Horses
As a company we cut our teeth on anthologies. Now we are ready to graduate to something more meaty. Our next campaign begins Monday and we are really excited about it.
>This one is for two original novels: The Sister Paradox, a fantasy offering by Jack Campbell; and POST, a science fiction dystopia novel by Brenda Cooper. You can check out the campaign in advance at http://tiny.cc/Novels2016.
FROM OUR FRIENDS…
Finally, for those who haven’t heard yet, Joshua Palmatier of Zombies Need Brains started a new campaign yesterday. This one is for three anthologies, about Robots, Water, and Death. Check it out here: http://kck.st/2craV5X. One day in and they are a third of the way there. There are some really awesome authors involved, like Jody Lynn Nye, Faith Hunter, Gini Koch, Misty Massey and Rosemary Edgehill, just to name a few.
Have a good night and enjoy your weekend. Me, I’m off to Star Trek Mission New York at the Javits Center. If by chance you happen to be there a well, come say Hi! I’ll be at the Quidd booth, which is #331.