David Conyers is an Australian science fiction author and Arts and General Editor with Albedo One magazine. David Kernot is also an Australia science fiction author and editor with Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Their latest offering is Extreme Planets (from Chaosium), the first science fiction anthology of exoplanets, featuring fifteen tales of planetary exploration and colonisation by established names and newcomers to the genre.
Exoplanets or extrasolar planets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, are being discovered at an accelerated pace and now number well over 1800. What is more fascinating is their sheer variety, and it seems cosy, stable, life-loving Earths are unusual. We are the odd-ones out in the vast galactic playground of exoplanets, but with such a variety, perhaps every planet is odd.