Stellaris : people of the stars

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Summary
THE STARS WILL CHANGE US. STORIES AND ESSAYS FROM TOP AUTHORS AND EXPERT SCIENTISTS. Explorations of how interstellar travel may affect humanity by best-selling authors and scientists.

BECOMING THE PEOPLE OF THE STARS

Fundamental transformation. That is what it may take to reach our final destination. And we may not have a choice as dangers from without and pressure from within human civilization force us to adapt to a new star-traveling heritage. We may find that Homo sapiens is on its way to becoming a new and unique species--Homo stellaris: people of the stars.

A BOUNDLESS SENSE OF WHAT'S POSSIBLE

Inspired by a gathering of scientists, science fiction authors, and futurists at a series of annual meetings held by the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, here are original science fiction stories and accessible speculative pieces by top scientists that will take you to that future! Enjoy stories from award-winning authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, William Ledbetter, Todd McCaffrey, and Sarah A. Hoyt, plus essays on the science behind the fiction from Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom, Mark Shelhamer, Chief Scientist for NASA's Human Research Program, and more!

About Stellaris: People of the Stars:

"[A] thought-provoking look at a selection of real-world challenges and speculative fiction solutions. . . . Readers will enjoy this collection that is as educational as it is entertaining."-- Booklist

"This was an enjoyable collection of science fiction dealing with colonizing the stars. In the collection were several gems and the overall quality was high."-- Tangent

". . . offers readers a view what of might be our future in space."-- Richochet

About Mission to Methone, by Les Johnson:

"The spirit of Arthur C. Clarke and his contemporaries is alive and well in Johnson's old-fashioned first-contact novel, set in 2068. . . . includes plenty of realistic detail and puts fun new spins on familiar alien concepts. . . . There's a great deal here for fans of early hard SF."-- Publishers Weekly

"With equal parts science fiction and international intrigue. . . . an exciting, fast-paced read that you will not want to put down."-- Booklist

About Rescue Mode, by Ben Bova and Les Johnson:
". . . a suspenseful and compelling narrative of the first human spaceflight to Mars."-- Booklist
Contents
Foreword. Becoming the people of the stars / Robert E. Hampson
Burn the boats / Sarah A. Hoyt
Bridging / William Ledbetter
The future of intelligent life in the cosmos / Martin Rees
Stella infantes / Kacey Ezell and Philip Wohlrab
Maintaining crew health and mission performance in ventures beyond near-Earth space / Mark Shelhamer
At the bottom of the white / Todd McCaffrey
Pageants of humanity / Brent Roeder
Homo stellaris : working track report from the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop / Robert E. Hampson and Les Johnson
Time flies / Kevin J. Anderson
Our worldship broke! / Jim Beall
Nanny / Les Johnson
Those left behind / Robert E. Hampson / Securing the stars : the security implications of human culture during interstellar flight / Mike Massa
The smallest of things / Catherine L. Smith
Biological and medical challenges of the transition to Homo stellaris / Nikhil Rao, MD / Exodus / Daniel M. Hoyt
Afterword / Les Johnson
Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop / Joe Meany, Edward "Sandy" Montgomery, and John Preston.

Additional Information
Subjects Interstellar travel -- Fiction.
Science fiction, American.
Interstellar travel.
Forecasting.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Essays.
Publisher Riverdale, NY :Baen,2019
Contributors Johnson, Les (Charles Les), editor.
Hampson, Robert E., editor.
Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (2016 : Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Language English
Notes Anthology of short stories and nonfiction essays.
"This volume had its origins in the March 2016 Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW) Symposium held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, TN"--Foreword.
Description 312 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781982124892
9781481484251
1481484257
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