THE UNIVERSE MAY NOT BE A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD . . .
“The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown,” the grand master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, once
wrote. And the greatest unknown is the vast universe, shrouded in eternal cosmic night. What things might be on other
planets—or in the dark gulfs between the stars?
Giving very unsettling answers to that question are such writers as Arthur C. Clarke, George R. R. Martin, Theodore Sturgeon, Tony Daniel, Robert Sheckley, James. H. Schmitz, Clark Ashton Smith, Neal Asher, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more, all equally masters of science fiction and of terror.
One might hope that in the void beyond the earth will be found friendly aliens, benevolent and possibly wiser than
humanity, but don’t be surprised if other worlds have unpleasant surprises in store for future visitors. And in vacuum, no one will be able to hear your screams—as if it would do any good if they could . . .
Listen to the authors discuss the book here on the Baen Free Radio Hour.