The Stone Soup Book of Science Fiction
(Children's Art Foundation, Incorporated, Nov. 22, 2019)
The writing in this volume is by authors between the ages of 6 and 13 selected for publication in Stone Soup magazine. Since its beginning in 1973, Stone Soup has published art, poetry, and short fiction springing from the imaginations of young writers and artists. Throughout that time, some of our contributors have found inspiration in the wonders of outer space-in fact and in fiction.This collection of 37 stories, 7 poems, and 1 play reflects the inventiveness and range of the sci-fi and, increasingly, cli-fi genres, and shows how far we can travel in our imaginations if we let them roam. It also shows how closely these often fantastical themes mirror our ongoing earthly concerns-from climate change to the power of computers, war, and events we struggle to explain. Join us for intergalactic voyages, alien visitations, and futuristic battles- for dystopian futures, parallel universes, and magical events.Some of these stories use technology and outer space as vehicles for silliness and fun, while others use them to consider deeper themes such as power, courage, gender equality, relationships, and the challenges of difference. Taken as a whole, they reflect the vastness of the universe of our young authors' imaginations.