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Visions VII: Universe

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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
~ William Shakespeare

Visions VII: Universe Authors’ Distinctions
Doug C. Souza won first place in the 2016 Writers of the Future Quarterly Contest.
Jason Lairamore is a published finalist of the 2012 SQ Mag annual contest, the winner of the 2013 Planetary Stories flash fiction contest, a third-place winner of the 2015 SQ Mag annual contest, and a Writers of the Future Contest Semi-Finalist.
Margaret Karmazin’s stories in The MacGuffin, Eureka Literary Magazine, Licking River Review, and Mobius were nominated for Pushcart awards. Her story, "The Manly Thing," was nominated for the 2010 Million Writers Award.
Jonathan Shipley is an active member of Science Fiction Writers of America and was a contribuitng author to the After Death anthology that won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award.
John M. Floyd is a three-time Derringer Award winner and an Edgar Award nominee.
Lorraine Schein’s story in this volume, "Sleeping Westward," was nominated for the 2017 Canopus Award.

Visions: Leaving Earth, the first volume, describes our first faltering steps to rise from Earth’s surface and build homes in space. Visions II: Moons of Saturn confirms humankind’s success in leaving Earth and building homes in the other planetary systems circling our sun-father Sol. Visions III: Inside the Kuiper Belt proclaims domination of all that dwells within the solar system—from our Sun to the outermost reaches of the Kuiper Belt and into the Oort Cloud. Visions IV: Space Between Stars astounds us with the infinite possibilities of adventure and danger far from any suns or planets— in the cold, dark regions of deepest space, where dark matter and nebulas of celestial gases abide. Visions V: Milky Way leads us to explore our own galaxy. Although vast and unreachable with current technology, the Milky Way is but a tiny point in the Universe. We must first learn about our own home galaxy before we can explore further outward to other galaxies. Visions VI: Galaxies follows human progress into other galaxies. Humankind survives to spread across the Universe, making distant galaxies and planets into a home for a race destined to seek horizons ever more far away.

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