Like a cyborg and a spaceship, like an explorer and a time machine, travel and science fiction have always gone together. Not the Only Planet is a unique collection of stories about travelling both ends of the space-time continuum by internationally celebrated sf writers. A family takes a package tour to the Crucifixion; astronauts on Mars confront the difficulty of reporting on the unimaginable; and a phrasebook for tourists offers a hilariously skewed vision of travel to come. Hi-tech galaxies, tattered futures, the shiveringly strange and the uncomfortably familiar: when every corner of our current world is thoroughly described in guidebook after guidebook, Not the Only Planet offers a set of exotic post-cards from worlds that don't exist. Yet.
Compiled by Damien Broderick, Not the Only Planet contains stories by: Brian W. Aldiss, Stephen Dedman, Greg Egan, Lisa Goldstein, Garry Kilworth, Paul J. McAuley, Joanna Russ, Robert Silverberg, John Varley and Gene Wolfe....Continua