Tiny specks in the void, devoid of life, inhospitable to visitors—asteroids are the ultimate expression of stark implacable reality. A big enough asteroid can scour the life from entire planets, if any are unlucky enough to cross its path. Yet as humans reach out into space, asteroids beckon with the lure of untold riches.
Rediscover the wonders of space as you read short stories ranging from the whimsical to the thrilling. Journey into the last frontier in search of wealth. Put down roots and raise a family alongside some unusual neighbors. Explore the surprising beauty of secret places and ancient rock. Seek justice for lonely miners murdered for their claim. Cut one last desperate deal to escape a planet on fire.
Experience the cosmic awe of asteroids.
Asteroids! Stories of Space Adventure features the following short stories:
“The Dead Men on Asteroid 3-19 Delta,” by Joseph Benedetto
“Fabio-14 (ETC.),” by T.E. Ackerson
“Fragile,” by Misha Burnett
“The Shot Launched Around the World,” by Geoffrey Hart
“Resonance,” by Kenneth B. Chiacchia
“The Planetoid of Doom: A Rory Rammer, Space Marshal Adventure,” by Ron N. Butler
“Rumblings,” by Roy Gray
“Bad Egg: A Sundog Tale,” by Bruce F. Webster
With an introduction by editor Oren Litwin.