Federations

Edited by way of John Joseph Adams, editor of Wastelands and The residing useless.

From famous person Trek to megastar Wars, from Dune to beginning, technology fiction has a wealthy background of exploring the belief of sizeable intergalactic societies, and the demanding situations dealing with these residing in or attempting to deal with such societies. The tales in Federations will proceed that culture, and herein you'll find a mixture of all-new, unique fiction, along chosen reprints from authors whose paintings exemplifies what interstellar SF is able to, together with Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg and Harry Turtledove. extra authors: Alan Dean Foster, Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, John C. Wright, Allen Steele, James Alan Gardner, Catherynne M. Valente

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The motion of our hands while talking, starting up a beginning place of sharing: a first motion of touching • 27• Passionate Hearts with a magic possibility of keeping the closeness of this night, inside. alan yount • 28• T E N D E R AWA K E N I N G S SPRING STORM I stood in the doorway for the longest time after you left looking at the night listening to the night feeling the cold against the warmth of my body feeling your touch ripening on my body It would have been too easy to welcome you inside me succumb to the rhythm of waves washing over me As much as that would be it wouldn’t be enough I would never know who was on the other side of your skin johanna rayl • 29• Passionate Hearts THE RIVER All the bright day I rode my bike along the river gold flashing among the dizzy leaves water clear and rushing over stones the sound drawing me on.

To choose is never a casual act, nor is love, nor is any handmade gift. I have unwrapped myself: If you hold back, your hand will remain empty, a high cost for no interest. With a single touch, we balance gain and loss — the feel of choice. martha elizabeth • 37• Passionate Hearts I HAVE TOUCHED your hair with the palms of my hands I have fingered the strands around and around your ears with my words I have tickled with laughter your neck with my tongue with my teeth with my lips I have kissed your thighs with my thighs pressing between ha!

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