Shine is a collection of near-future, optimistic SF stories that portray the possible roads to a better tomorrow. Definitely not a plethora of Pollyannas (but neither a barrage of dystopias), Shine shows that positive change is far from being a foregone conclusion, but needs to be hardfought, innovative, robust and imaginative. Most importantly, it aims to demonstrate that while times are tough and outcomes are uncertain, we can still bend the future in benevolent ways if we embrace change and steer its momentum in the right direction.
The anthology is edited by Jetse de Vries. A table of contents with links to author bios and interviews is online at DayBreak Magazine: Shine - The Table of Contents.
"For an anthology with a very tight remit — optimistic near-future science fiction — there is a huge variety in the stories themselves. It occurs to me that this book is the perfect introduction to SF for readers who wouldn’t normally venture into the genre." —Catherine Hughes
Solaris was founded in 2007 by BL Publishing as an independent imprint, to trade alongside their existing licence-based imprints Black Flame and the Black Library.
In September 2009, Solaris was taken over by Rebellion, to publish alongside their existing imprint Abaddon. More than anything, Solaris exists to publish fantastic books by great authors, and to bring your attention, as a reader, a plethora of exciting new stories and novels.
416 pages, £5.99, $7.99
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