Need some good reading to distract you from the heat, the forest fires, the pandemic? How about a pandemic anthology? How about the July-August issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction? Go for it!
A roundup of September’s posts
Shout out to Gardner Dozois and Neil Clarke
Scientific Fiction publishes its previous year’s selections (downloadable) and new releases are announced
Tanya takes a look at two Finnish anthologies in translation, a rare treat, as Finnish fiction is rarely translated into English/
1066 Turned Upside Down is a collection of short alternate history stories that focus on a historical moment you may not be familiar with, but the stories are entertaining and the editors give enough historical context for even people who know nothing about it to appreciate the work.
This week, Steve reviews an SF anthology about Trump’s presidency (!) and gives a hearty “meh!” to Despicable Me 3. Check out his reviews!
Ken Macleod interviewed about his contribution to Improbable Botany
Tales From Alternate Earths is an impressive collection of indie alternate history that you should be reading.
The Eternal Frankenstein is coming
Unidentified Funny Objects returns with its fourth annual anthology, this time engaging a theme of dark humor and including stories from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Eric Kaplan, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more.
Matt takes a look at presentations of gender in Martha Wells’ collection
An H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of shorts – no Elvis impersonations allowed.
Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.
Steve reviews Gardner Dozois’s marvelous 31st Annual Year’s Best SF!
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
The Asylum trope seems to be gaining in popularity, in recent years, the most famous version being the second season of American Horror Story. We are forced to see, and consider, where the insane are coming from, forced to relate, to interact with non-sense and un-reason.
Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.
I was absolutely delighted when I received a review copy of the highly anticipated Dangerous Women. Dozois and Martin have produced a blockbuster anthology with an all-star lineup of authors.
Pilgrimage by author Nelson S. Bond is a speculative account of sexual dominance in a future gone astray. This compelling story is a wonderful example of artistic allusion and the dangers of recording historical accounts over time.
If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you end up with something a little more like Monty Python’s Whizzo Chocolates, getting a mouthful of Crunchy Frog or Cockroach Cluster….
It is part of the human condition to wonder what happens to us after we die.
Noticias literatura “Espiral CF” anuncia que su próximo número será doble “Espiral Ciencia-Ficción” es una colección de libros de ciencia-ficción, editada de manera no profesional por el bilbaíno Juan José Aroz. Lleva en marcha desde hace 18 años y ha editado 52 títulos. Ha recibido los más prestigiosos premios del género en castellano como 6 […]
Horror and alternate history are difficult genres to mash up. You just don’t see them together very often and despite my firm belief in the adaptability of alternate history, it is rare when you see an author effectively combine horror and alternate history tropes into a compelling read. When it is usually tried we are […]