The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of extraterrestrial civilizations’ existence and the lack of contact with such civilizations.
In Paradox, some of the world’s leading science fiction authors are joined by physicists and other scientists in writing original stories inspired by Fermi’s famous paradox, which has to number among the most diverting and perplexing puzzles of modern existence, daring to ask…
Where Is Everybody?
Pat Cadigan, Paul Cornell, Mike Resnick, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Paul di Filippo and more
1. Introduction by Marek Kukula and Rob Edwards (of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich)
2. Catching Rays – David L Clements
3. The Big Next – Pat Cadigan
4. Baedecker’s Fermi – Adam Roberts
5. Zeta Reticuli – Paul Cornell
6. The Ambulance Chaser – Tricia Sullivan
7. Lost to Their Own Devices – Adrian Tchaikovsky
8. In the Beginning – Gerry Webb
9. The Trail of the Creator, the Trial of Creation – Paul di Filippo
10. Stella by Starlight – Mike Resnick & Robert T Jeschoenek
11. Fermi’s Doubts – George Zebrowski
12. Audiovisionary – Stephanie Saulter
13. Aether – Robert Reed
14. The End of the World – Keith Brooke & Eric Brown
15. The Worldmaker – Dr Rachel Armstrong
16. Atonement, Under the Blue-White Sun – Mercurio D Rivera
17.Where Was Everybody? Olaf Stapledon and the Fermi Paradox – Stephen Baxter [Bonus available in the hardback only]
About the Contributors
Paradox features an introduction by astronomer Marek Kukula and Rob Edwards, both of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The limited edition hardback includes a bonus article by Stephen Baxter, examining the Fermi Paradox in the work of Olaf Stapledon.
The book is available as an A5 paperback, and a laminated hardback, limited to just 100 copies and signed by the editor. The hardback is not on general release, but may be ordered directly from this website.