This collection of sixteen tales uses the seas as its
basic setting, but not always Earth's waterways as the
locale. The stories are divided into three major
categories. "Legend of the High Seas and Spaceways" takes
the readers through four adventures in the cosmos or on the
edge of future science. "Proto-Pirates of the Galaxy and
Beyond" provides the audience with six "pirates in space"
stories. "Commodores and Commanders of the Cosmos"
includes six tales about crews sailing the seas of the
All sixteen tales are well written with contributions
by some of science fiction's best authors. Each tale is
unique and different as the metaphor that space is a vast
ocean is met with vigor and imagination. Readers will want
to take this sea cruise.