Universe 3 (Silverberg anthology)

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Universe 3
Universe 3-1994 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition
Editors Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber
Cover artist Michael David Ward
Country United States
Language English
Series Universe
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date
1994
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages xii, 419
ISBN 0-553-56580-X
Preceded by Universe 2

Universe 3 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber, the third and last volume in a series of three, continuing an earlier series of the same name edited by Terry Carr. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in April 1994. [1]

In book publishing, an anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts by different authors. In genre fiction, anthology is used to categorize collections of shorter works such as short stories and short novels, by different authors, each featuring unrelated casts of characters and settings, and usually collected into a single volume for publication.

Science fiction Genre of speculative fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas."

Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor

Robert Silverberg is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.

Contents

The book collects fifteen novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by Silverberg.

Contents

Joe Haldeman American science fiction writer

Joe William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his novel The Forever War (1974). That novel, and other of his works, including The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.

Alex Jeffers is an American novelist and short story writer. He is the grandson of Robinson Jeffers. His work has appeared in The Pioneer, the North American Review, Blithe House Quarterly, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. He also contributed to and served as an editor for the gay-oriented science fiction magazine Icarus, as well as overseeing the BrazenHead imprint of Lethe Press.

Wil McCarthy is a science fiction novelist, president and co-founder of RavenBrick, and the science columnist for Syfy. He currently resides in Colorado.

Awards

The anthology placed eighth in the 1995 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California, United States. The award winners are selected by polling magazine readers.

"The Madonna of Futurity" was nominated for the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novella and placed sixteenth in the 1995 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

The Hugo Award for Best Novella is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The novella award is available for works of fiction of between 17,500 and 40,000 words; awards are also given out in the short story, novelette and novel categories. The Hugo Awards have been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing".

The Locus Award for Best Novella is one of a series of Locus Awards given out each year by Locus Magazine. Awards presented in a given year are for works published in the previous calendar year.

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