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    Spaceworlds: Stories of Life in the Void

    A new short story collection exploring another of Science Fiction’s most important ‘big ideas’ – life in space, on stations, ships and freefall. The stories in this collection show the inspiration and original ideas behind hugely popular films such as Interstellar and even Wall-E. To show the range of the Library’s holdings, the authors include well-known favourites and recent re-discoveries from the periodicals collection.

    Since space flight was achieved, and long before, science fiction writers have been imagining a myriad of stories set in the depths of the great darkness beyond our atmosphere. From generation ships – which are in space so long that there will be generations aboard who know no planetary life – to orbiting satellites in the unforgiving reaches of the vacuum, there is a great range of these insular environments in which innovative and deeply emotional stories may unfold.

    With the Library’s matchless collection of periodicals and magazines at his fingertips, Mike Ashley presents a stellar selection of tales from the infinite void above us, including contributions from Judith Merril, Jack Vance and John Brunner.


    Publication date: 25/03/21

    Author: Mike Ashley

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 320 pages

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm