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New anthology from the critically-acclaimed editor of Engineering Infinity - Winner of Best Anthology, 2019 Aurealis Awards

Houston, we have a problem...

Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing – the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch – and when it goes wrong, you fix it... or someone dies.

Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible. And do it fast.

Featuring stories by Peter F. Hamilton, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Greg Egan, Linda Nagata, Gregory Feeley, John Barnes, Tobias S. Buckell, Jason Fischer & Sean Williams, Carolyn Ives Gilman, John Meaney, Dominica Phetteplace, Allen M. Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Peter Watts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781085806
Publisher: Solaris
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 420,727
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Strahan is a World Fantasy Award award-winning editor, anthologist, and podcaster. He has edited more than 70 books, is reviews editor for Locus, a consulting editor for, and co-host and producer of the Hugo-nominated Coode Street Podcast.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
  • This is Not the Way Home, Greg Egan
  • Rescue Party, Aliette de Bodard
  • Devil in the Dust, Linda Nagata
  • Hanging Gardens, Gregory Feeley
  • The One Who Was There, John Barnes
  • By the Warmth of their Calculus, Tobias S. Buckell
  • Mutata Superesse, Jason Fischer & Sean Williams
  • The Empty Gun, Yoon Ha Lee
  • Genesong, Peter F. Hamilton
  • Something in the Air, Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • Lost in Splendour, John Meaney
  • The Agreement, Dominica Phetteplace
  • The Fires of Prometheus, Allen M. Steele
  • Ice Breakers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Cyclopterus, Peter Watts

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