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Science Fiction for Survival

edited by Liesl King and Robert Edgar

'An Archive for Mars' – stories and essays to help shape the first off-world human settlement.

Are you ready to travel to the outer limits of your imagination? This eclectic collection of science fiction writing and visuals, originally curated by York St John University’s Terra Two online magazine, is ready to blast off on a mind-expanding journey through space, time and consciousness, asking key questions along the way about our society, spirituality and sustainability.

Through essays, drawings, poetry and fiction – including six new short stories exclusive to this anthology – an intrepid band of author adventurers have taken a giant leap into the unknown, to provide a survival guide for those of us curious enough to follow in their pioneering footsteps.

“Dear Terran travellers… we believe in you. Since physicists tell us that linear time is an illusion, when we stretch out our minds just a little we can imagine ourselves there with you, where you are probably alternatively terrified, awe-struck and intently focused on surviving every day, every hour. Thank you for your resilience and determination. Thank you for working to preserve the human race. We hope our words and images serve to further your individual well-being and the longevity of your communities. Our heartfelt wish is that humanity not only survives, but learns and evolves as it travels, becoming more compassionate as its collective soul expands. Descendants of planet Earth, fellow time-travellers – go in peace, and we’ll fly in spirit right beside you!”


Edition: First

Date Published: 2019-09-02

ISBN: 9781912436194

Catalogue Number: VP0139

Number of Pages: 352

Cover design by Jamie McGarry

Cover illustration by Hannah Kenyon

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