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Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox by [Resnick, Mike, Cadigan, Pat, Reed, Robert, Cornell, Paul, di Filippo, Paul]
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The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of extraterrestrial civilizations’ existence and the lack of contact with such civilizations.

In Paradox, some of the world’s leading science fiction authors are joined by physicists, astronomers, and other scientists in writing original stories inspired by Fermi’s famous paradox, which has to number among the most diverting and perplexing puzzles of modern existence, daring to ask…

Where Is Everybody?


Contents:
1.Introduction by Marek Kukula and Rob Edwards (of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich)
2.Catching Rays – David L Clements
3.The Big Next – Pat Cadigan
4.Baedecker’s Fermi – Adam Roberts
5.Zeta Reticuli – Paul Cornell
6.The Ambulance Chaser – Tricia Sullivan
7.Lost to Their Own Devices – Adrian Tchaikovsky
8.In the Beginning – Gerry Webb
9.The Trail of the Creator, the Trial of Creation – Paul di Filippo
10.Stella by Starlight – Mike Resnick & Robert T Jeschoenek
11.Fermi’s Doubts – George Zebrowski
12.Audiovisionary – Stephanie Saulter
13.Aether – Robert Reed
14.The End of the World – Keith Brooke & Eric Brown
15.The Worldmaker – Dr Rachel Armstrong
16.Atonement, Under the Blue-White Sun – Mercurio D Rivera
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1578 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: NewCon Press (4 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MF4I7P4
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Paradox Paradox 13 January 2015
By Hillel Kaminsky - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always been fascinated by the Fermi Paradox (and the Drake Equation) and was looking very forward to reading these stories.

Strangely however, the overwhelming majority of stories in this collection have, at best, only amorphous connections to the Paradox. Even more unforgivable, (with one or two exceptions), most of the stories are just plain bad. This is rather puzzling as the authors in the collection are typically excellent.

And so we are faced with "The Paradox Paradox." A book that purports to be an anthology of stories centered on the Fermi Paradox, should have stories about the paradox. So, where are they?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and varied collection 23 March 2015
By peacock pal - Published on Amazon.com
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No two of these stories are even remotely alike. Some left me wanting more and others were less to my liking but none of them were boring. Nothing in this collection is the same old stuff you have read before.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I still found the writing to be of good quality. I initially gave this book 3 stars ... 21 October 2014
By Murray M. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a hard science scifi sort of guy. I was expecting a little more hard science writing from a book on Fermi's paradox. I felt some of the stories could have had any theme, as they only tangentially invoked the paradox. Having said all of this, I still found the writing to be of good quality. I initially gave this book 3 stars but after some thought decided it rated 4. If you are looking for a good short story collection, this book is o.k.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good stuff but a lot of chaff 24 November 2014
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I liked, enjoyed or greatly enjoyed just over half of these shorts, but unfortunately those I didn't like included what I rate as some of the most self-indulgent claptrap that I have seen in a reputable anthology. Sorry but I can't give this better than a lukewarm recommendation.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice anthology by a science-fiction master. 12 September 2015
By Paul J. Martos - Published on Amazon.com
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They questions above are irrelevant since this is an anthology. Mike Resnick didn't write it! The stories are possible answers to Fermi's Paradox, which can be stated like this: "In a vast galaxy full of stars, there must be many worlds inhabited by intelligent beings. So where are they." Some of the stories are excellent, some so-so. If you like science-fiction you'll like this.