A Cosmic Christmas

A Cosmic Christmas Original Christmas anthology Twelve cosmic days of Christmas tales ranging from vampires to robots from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station all celebrating the holiday in off beat

  • Title: A Cosmic Christmas
  • Author: Hank Davis
  • ISBN: 9781451638622
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Original Christmas anthology Twelve cosmic days of Christmas tales ranging from vampires to robots, from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station, all celebrating the holiday in off beat ways Joy to the world or, joy to the worlds Let heaven and nature and also the supernatural sing A Cosmic Christmas presents twelve stories of Christmas in very unuOriginal Christmas anthology Twelve cosmic days of Christmas tales ranging from vampires to robots, from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station, all celebrating the holiday in off beat ways Joy to the world or, joy to the worlds Let heaven and nature and also the supernatural sing A Cosmic Christmas presents twelve stories of Christmas in very unusual circumstances, ranging from vampires to robots, from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station, all celebrating the holiday in their own, off beat ways.New York Times best selling author Larry Correia sends his popular tough guy detective and magicwielder, Jake Sullivan, on a special case, while visions of tommy guns dance in the heads of the thugs he s up against Mark L Van Name s Lobo, an A.I housed in a pocket battle starship, drops his usual cynical pose when challenged by a troubled family at Christmas time Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro tells of a romantic weekend that turns into a mystery in a futuristic high tech house all that and Christmas, too Mercedes Lackey delivers a ghost story with a not so friendly visitation from the beyond, and George O Smith, a star of the Golden Age of science fiction, is on hand with an episode from his classic Venus Equilateral series, in which a Christmas celebration on a gigantic space station is interrupted by the arrival of a ruthless interplanetary criminal, who didn t drop by to hand out presents And much , in a holiday package that any fan of science fiction and fantasy would be delighted to find under their tree, on any planet.About A Cosmic Christmas authors If you love monsters and action, you ll love Larry Correia If you love guns, you ll love Correia If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you ll love Correia Knotclan Catherine Asaro creates an entertaining mix of hard SF and romance Publishers Weekly Just when I was thinking science fiction might be over, Mark Van Name proves that there are still smart, exciting, emotional sci fi stories to be told Orson Scott Card

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    1. Kris Kringle Goes Cosmic • essay by Hank DavisDance in Blue • (1993) • novelette by Catherine AsaroLobo, Actually • [Jon & Lobo] • (2010) • short story by Mark L. Van NameOn the Hills and Everywhere • [John the Balladeer] • (1956) • short story by Manly Wade WellmanAngel in Flight • novelette by Sarah A. HoytMad Holiday • [Venus Equilateral] • (1947) • short story by George O. SmithThe Grimnoir Chronicles: Detroit Christmas • (2011) • novelette by Larry CorreiaT [...]

    2. ‘A Cosmic Christmas’, edited by Hank Davis, is an eclectic mix of stories by prominent Baen authors. The stories vary greatly by genre, length and attitude and span several decades of speculative fiction. Not all of them have a ‘Christmas’ theme; for some the setting is merely incidental. Others take full advantage of that setting. The anthology also includes an entertaining introduction by editor Hank Davis and each selection has a foreword, a feature I always look for, and a brief summ [...]

    3. I just finished this book and was totally blown away by this one. This is a collection of short stories with a scifi fantasy twist, all amazing writers. There were some surprises here, alittle of these being themed of course around Christmas and the holidays, but the surprises were in the way each author presented it. authors like Mercedes Lackey, Larry Coraia, and Connie Willis were present, with quite a few memorable gems here. The mo'@ phenomenal of course to me, being a classic scifi fan, wa [...]

    4. The whole is less than the sum of its parts. A collection of some pretty good stories, but not a pretty good collection of some stories? I could go onThe theme of the anthology is obviously Christmas, but it doesn't bother to make any point about the holiday. As far as I can tell, the only selection criteria were, 1) is it speculative fiction? 2) is it about Christmas, or set during Christmas, or does it at least in some way manifest even the faintest glimmering of a connection to Christmas? 3) [...]

    5. This is the best science fiction Christmas collection that I have ever read.Most Holiday collections are cheats in my opinion. Just because a story takes place around Christmas, it is not necessarily a Christmas story. But these stories (for the most part) really make Christmas a part of their stories.The collection of authors is a dream lineup. Both contemporary and veteran authors all turn in some amazing, original stories.I give this collection my highest recommendation.

    6. An overall good (i.e. not too syrupy) collection of SF Christmas stories. Some stories, such as "Angels in Flight" and "Lobo, Actually," are set in a Christian framework, while others deal with Santa and other Holiday themes. One of the oddest is Seabury Quinn's "Roads," which explains how the Roman centurion at the crucifixion of Jesus became Santa Claus. I'd recommend the book for that story alone.

    7. I liked most of the stories in this book. I am going to check out more books by Sarah A. Hoyt. I did not care for George O. Smith though. His science went against physics and his characters were unlikeable. I admit I found Seabury Quinn's series of stories lame and I abandoned it. But there some nice stories and interesting characters. I also liked Catherine Asario's tale. I have read some of her books but abandoned the series as too frustrating and nasty.

    8. An entertaining collection of Christmas inspired stories that have all been published previously elsewhere. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this during the buildup to Christmas this year. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read during the holiday season. :)

    9. I haven't actually finished the whole anthology, only Jake's story. It's sort of shoe-horned into a Christmas theme, the holiday isn't really relevant at all, but it's still Jake so it's still great. :)If I end up reading the whole antho I'll give it a proper review.

    10. Most of the stories are pretty weak. Of a much lower quality than Yuletide Universe, but the S.N. Dyer stories are excellent and save this from a one-star.

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