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by Mike Ashley

Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Mike Ashley
ISBN: 0762437235
ISBN13: 978-0762437238
Language: English
Publisher: Running Press (August 25, 2009)
Pages: 512
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The book is definitely mammoth and tends toward hard science fiction

He lives in Chatham, England. The book is definitely mammoth and tends toward hard science fiction. This means that the stories generally focus on science (or pseudo-science) and ideas, and it is the ideas that will blow your mind, not love-triangles or feelings. Most of the stories are very good and worth reading though some of the older stories don't seem to have aged well in my opinion.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction

Science Fiction & Fantasy. The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF. Back to Science Fiction & Fantasy. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction. The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish.

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Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light.

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Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light.

If you’ve read the first, The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes, you’ll have some idea what to expect. There’s a fair amount of the same here – but this time there’s an extra twist.

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This collection of 25 innovative and mind-blowing stories includes contributions from Sci-Fi pioneers such as Stephen Baxter, Robert Reed, J. G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, Alastair Reynolds, and Geoffrey Landis.
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Joony
MindBlowing SF is a mix of hard-to-find reprints and 5 brand-new stories. There's a definite emphasis on long out-of-print stories that have been supposedly overlooked.

The book is definitely mammoth and tends toward hard science fiction. This means that the stories generally focus on science (or pseudo-science) and ideas, and it is the ideas that will blow your mind, not love-triangles or feelings.

Most of the stories are very good and worth reading though some of the older stories don't seem to have aged well in my opinion. Calling them mindblowing is a bit of marketing exaggeration obviously, these are not the best 21 science fiction short stories ever written, just very good SF short stories that are hard to find anywhere else.

Some of the more mind-blowing stories:

Our Lady of the Sauropods / Robert Silverberg - Dino SF, and my favorite story in the book. It's Jurassic Park in space with a better ending.

The Rest is Speculation / Eric Brown - A visit to Earth when the sun is in its dying stages. It will make you consider what a short run humans have had compared to the age of our planet.

Vaccum States / Geoffrey A. Landis - An enjoyable story written in the rare 2nd person perspective. It may or may not be about the end of the universe.
Lcena
Lots of stories here (21 in all), and as with any collection some are hits ("Out of the Sun", "The Hole in the Hole") and others were misses (looking at YOU, "Width of the World")...but of course my hits might be your misses and vice versa.

Which of course is the great thing about such a collection...if something isn't working, skip it and move on to the next one.

Overall I quite liked this collection even though I'd read a couple of the stories before. A solid collection and perfect for a train ride or something similar.
Miromice
Keeping for re-reading!
FireWater
I have to admit that the title of this anthology was not very appealing to me in the first place. It reminded me of the cheap compilations of earlier days to which the pulpy paper only added. I only picked it up for a quick summer read without any expectations whatsoever despite the big names on the cover. And how wrong I was! Although I still wouldn't call these stories mind-blowing, they are among the best I short fiction I have read. There are of course a few outliers, but overall the ideas, characters, and settings in these stories are excellent and there are really only very few that did not leave a lasting impression. It isn't quite fair to single out particular stories here, but Alastair Reynolds and Arthur C. Clarke have probably contributed the most outstanding on top of a few older ones that are hard to come by (James Blish).
Endieyab
I enjoyed most of these stories. There are many of my favorite authors including Baxter, Reed and Silverberg. Highly recommended!

* 1 * Out of the Sun * (1958) * shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
* 9 * The Pevatron Rats * (2009) * novelette by Stephen Baxter
* 30 * The Edge of the Map * (2006) * shortstory by Ian Creasey
* 47 * Cascade Point * (1983) * novella by Timothy Zahn
* 105 * A Dance to Strange Musics * (1998) * novelette by Gregory Benford
* 131 * Palindromic * (1997) * novelette by Peter Crowther
* 156 * Castle in the Sky * (2009) * novelette by Robert Reed
* 191 * The Hole in the Hole * [Wilson Wu and Irving] * (1994) * novelette by Terry Bisson
* 224 * Hotrider * (1991) * shortstory by Keith Brooke
* 237 * Mother Grasshopper * (1997) * shortstory by Michael Swanwick
* 255 * Waves and Smart Magma * novelette by Paul Di Filippo
* 282 * The Black Hole Passes * [Eight Worlds] * (1975) * novelette by John Varley
* 309 * The Peacock King * (1965) * shortstory by Larry McCombs and Ted White
* 325 * Bridge * (1952) * novelette by James Blish
* 355 * Anhedonia * (2009) * novelette by Adam Roberts
* 380 * Tiger, Burning * (2006) * novelette by Alastair Reynolds
* 407 * The Width of the World * (1983) * shortstory by Ian Watson
* 421 * Our Lady of the Sauropods * (1980) * shortstory by Robert Silverberg
* 438 * Into the Miranda Rift * (1993) * novella by G. David Nordley
* 504 * The Rest is Speculation * shortstory by Eric Brown
* 524 * Vacuum States * (1988) * shortstory by Geoffrey A. Landis
Mallador
Some of these stories I will never forget, ever. It`s an anthology that will put you in different places that you never have been before and in different times. If you want to expand your imagination, if you want to stretch it?
Fenritaur
While Mind Blowing may be a slight exaggeration, the editor has done a commendable job of collecting a range of short science fiction stories that showcase what I find sets Science Fiction above other genres - the ability to expand the mind. Highly recommended for those that aren't sure if they'd like Science Fiction through to those that have been reading SF all their life. I've read a vast amount of SF, but to the editor's credit, I've only previously read a few of the included stories.
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