Landis looks as little into the future as is probably possible, with a take on privately-funded spaceflight. A trio get together a few years after their university days, keen to continue to experiment. They have the enthusiasm and a willingness to take risk, but the odds are stacked against them, and we get an insight into the frustrations that get in the way of reaching for the skies.
- Peter F. Hamilton. The Return of the Mutant Worms. (Solaris Rising)
- Elizabeth Bear. Gods of The Forge. (trsf : the Best New Science Fiction)