Contemplative rather than showy and lurid – editor Wade Roush specifically banned dystopian tales from the book – Twelve Tomorrows will certainly provide food for thought….There’s enough here to make us wonder – probably not for the first or, indeed, the last item – if drone technology, the Internet, and the quest for true artificial intelligence are really all we tend to make them out to be.—Starbust—
This MIT Technology Review anthology is a science-fictional exploration of emergent technologies and a veritable constellation of brilliant writers, among them Liu Cixin, Ken Liu, Alastair Reynolds, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Pinsker… A profile of esteemed sci-fi author Samuel R. Delany is included. ‘Hard’ sci-fi at its best.
As a fictional primer on potential near-futures, [Twelve Tomorrows] is impressive.
Probably the best science fiction anthology of the year.
, introduction to The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year