Set in Stone

~ A Short Story by Andre Norton

set in stone 2000


Synopsis ~

Kannar from Garthold and his people have been conquered, used for experiments and as slave soldiers. As part of the Quasing Exploration Force Kannar is put down on the planet Henga. A world with no vegetation, no discernible life forms, and strange rock formations.


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Far Frontiers (2000) Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Published by DAW, PB, 0-886-77908-1, No.1163, $6.99, 310pg (pgs 228-242) ~ cover by Bob Warner ~ 13 all-original tales of where our journeys of exploration may take us in the distant future....

Write-up from the back of the paperback ~

Exploration lies at the very heart of science fiction. From Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to the earliest sf pulp magazines, to the most current science fiction best sellers, protagonist have always sought to learn about new territories, concepts, and technologies, imaginatively reaching out to distant worlds and galaxies, to uncharted regions of Earth itself, to the next step in evolution, to the many futures that may await us as we strive to discover all we can about the universe.

Now thirteen of today's top authors blaze new pathways to worlds beyond imagination from: a civilization of humans living in a Dyson sphere to whom the idea of living on a planet is pure mythology... to an ancient man so obsessed with an alien legend that he will risk ship and crew in the Void in the hopes of proving it true... to the story of the last free segments of "humanity," forced to retreat to the very edge of the galaxy in the hope of finding a way to save themselves when there is nowhere left to run...

    ix • Introduction (Far Frontiers) • essay by Larry Segriff
    1 • Traces • novella by Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch
    51 • Star Light, Star Bright • short story by Robert J. Sawyer
    70 • Chauna • short story by Alan Dean Foster
    89 • Out of the Cradle • novelette by Terry England [as by Terry D. England]
    120 • The Cutting Edge • novelette by Janet Pack
    143 • Home World • short story by Marc Bilgrey
    158 • Dreamlike States • short story by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    174 • The Last Bastion • short story by Lawrence Watt-Evans
    189 • Forgotten • short story by Peter Schweighofer
    206 • Down on the Farm • novelette by Julie E. Czerneda
    228 • Set in Stone • short story by Andre Norton
    243 • Ruins of the Past • [The Android Alastar and the Mysterious Lillianara] • novelette by Jane Lindskold
    278 • Angel on the Outward Side • novelette by Robin Wayne Bailey 


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