Christmas Stars Author:David G. Hartwell The best of Christmas--past, present, and yet to come — Christmas is a time for miracle, scientific and otherwise, and for surprises that can only occur at this time of the year. But what marvels will the holidays bring to the far future--or to alien worlds light-years from the North Pole? — In this celebratory collection, many of today's finest... more » writers of fantasy and science fiction unwrap startling visions of the future of Christmas. An unusual Christmas spirit brings confusion-and romance-to a modern young woman. A father's gift opens up the universe for all humanity. And a devout researcher uncovers the shattering secret of the original Star of Bethlehem. These and other stories shine like sparkling, unearthly ornaments on a fresh green tree of holiday traditions.
'Twas the night before tomorrow, and all through the galaxy, nothing burns as bright as... Christmas Stars.
Includes stories by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Anne McCaffrey, Gene Wolfe, & many others.« less