A widely varied, immensely enjoyable, and historically important anthology,Future on Ice is a showcase for the hottest stories by the coolest SF writers of the 1980s. Complete with a preface, introduction, and story notes by Card himself, here are early stories from eighteen incredibly talented authors who have since shattered the face of science fiction. [from publisher's web site]
Contents: Introduction : science fiction and "the force" -- Robot dreams / Isaac Asimov -- Portraits of his children / George R.R. Martin -- Tourists / Lisa Goldstein -- Blood music / Greg Bear -- Time's rub / Gregory Benford -- Shanidar / David Zindell -- Speech sounds / Octavia E. Butler -- Snow / John Crowley -- Klein's machine / Andrew Weinder -- Pots / C.J. Cherryh -- Press enter / John Varley -- Dinosaurs / Walter Jon Williams -- Face value / Karen Joy Fowler -- Cabracan / Lewis Shiner -- Rockabye baby / S.C. Sykes -- The pure product / John Kessel -- Out of all them bright stars / Nancy Kress -- The fringe / Orson Scott Card.