High concept, adventurous science fiction stories featuring the beloved characters and settings from Tobias S. Buckellâ€™s popular Xenowealth novels.
Enjoy this fast-paced ride through a universe that has been many years in the making, accessible to both fans of Buckellâ€™s Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin and Sly Mongoose novels as well as first time readers. Xenowealth: A Collection includes stories like:
-The Fish Merchant: a glimpse at what first contact might be like from the perspective of those who will be battered by the fallout and geopolitical posturing. First published in one of science fictionâ€™s largest magazines and translated into multiple languages.
-Resistance: what happens when we hand over all our decision-making to algorithms and artificial intelligence? Can we let them vote for us? Should we?
-Necahual: an invading empire finds that not all is as it seems when it lands and gets a lesson about what both past and current occupation means.
-and including Ratcatcher, an all-new Xenowealth story written just for this collection.
Manumission (first published in BAEN’S UNIVERSE)
Resistance (first published in anthology SEEDS OF CHANGE)
A Cold Heart (first published in anthology UPGRADED)
The Loa (new to this collection)
Necahual (first published in CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE)
Placa del Fuego (first published in CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE)
The Rydr Express (first published in anthology THE NEW HERO II)
Ratcatcher (new to this collection!)
How the Xenowealth Came to Be
Praise for Xenowealth: A Collection
“Buckell is a talented author…” San Jose Mercury News
“…taut but thoughtful…” Publishers Weekly
“Fun SF is great, smart fun SF is even better, and Buckell continues to provide it.” Locus Magazine
Xenowealth: A CollectionÂ is a great diving board for new readers to delve into this world and quickly get hooked. – San Francisco Book Review