Night Shade Books has decided to publish a hardcover edition of THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR: VOLUME FOUR! At the moment, preorders are available from:
This volume of the series will be published in July 2019.
Night Shade Books – November 6, 2018
They Are Strangers from Far Lands . . .
Science fiction writers have been using aliens as a metaphor for the other for over one hundred years. Superman has otherworldly origins, and his struggles to blend in on our planet are a clear metaphor for immigration. Earth’s adopted son is just one example of this “Alien Among Us” narrative.
There are stories of assimilation, or the failure to do so. Stories of resistance to the forces of naturalization. Stories told from the alien viewpoint. Stories that use aliens as a manifestation of the fears and worries of specific places and eras. Stories that transcend location and time, speaking to universal issues of group identity and its relationship to the Other.
Nearly thirty authors in this reprint anthology grapple both the best and worst aspects of human nature, and they do so in utterly compelling and entertaining ways. Not One of Us is a collection of stories that aren’t afraid to tackle thorny and often controversial issues of race, nationalism, religion, political ideology, and other ways in which humanity divides itself.
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Cover art by Jacques Leyreloup
I’m currently working on THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, a reprint anthology that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing with the best moon-related SF published since then.
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Formats: Ebook, Print, and Audio
Publication Date: 2019
Payment: 1 cent/word against a pro-rata share of royalties
Submissions Window: Submissions will be open today through September 15th, 2018.
If you are an editor or fan and would like to recommend a story for consideration, please leave a comment on this post or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re an author and have a story you would like considered for this anthology, please submit a copy in .doc or .rtf format at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/anthology/
Multiple submissions permitted.
The 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was this month. So, obviously, next year is the big 50th anniversary. I am very happy to announce that I have signed a contract with Night Shade Books to edit THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction, a reprint anthology featuring some of the best science fiction stories (with some connection to the moon) published since Neil Armstrong took those historic first steps.
I’m old enough to have been alive when Apollo 11 landed, but not old enough to remember. My dad told me once that he kept me up and in front of the TV so I would see it. Now I get to edit an anthology connected to the event.
Like my other anthologies, there will be an open submissions and recommendations period for this project. I should have the details sometime in August.
Wyrm Publishing, July 1, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-64236-002-8 (trade paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-64236-001-1 (ebook)
Since 2006, Clarkesworld Magazine has been entertaining science fiction and fantasy fans with their brand of unique science fiction and fantasy stories. Collected here are all of the stories this Hugo Award-winning magazine published during the second half of their ninth year. Includes stories by Emily Devenport, Matthew Kressel, Yoon Ha Lee, Sam J. Miller, Robert Reed, Martin L. Shoemaker, Han Song, and many more!
Introduction by Neil Clarke
The Empress in Her Glory by Robert Reed
Postcards From Monster Island by Emily Devenport
Loving Grace by Erica L. Satifka
The Petals Abide by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight by A Que
For the Love of Sylvia City by Andrea M. Pawley
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (Third Sound Remix) by E. Catherine Tobler
Asymptotic by Andy Dudak
Snakes by Yoon Ha Lee
It Was Educational by J.B. Park
This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year by Kris Millering
Forestspirit, Forestspirit by Bogi Takács
The Hunger Tower by Pan Haitian
The Algebra of Events by Elizabeth Bourne
Android Whores Can’t Cry by Natalia Theodoridou
Let Baser Things Devise by Berrien C. Henderson
Security Check by Han Song
Ossuary by Ian Muneshwar
The Servant by Emily Devenport
An Evolutionary Myth by Bo-young Kim
Further North by Kay Chronister
Cremulator by Robert Reed
The Occidental Bride by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Preserve Her Memory by Bao Shu
The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies by Matthew Kressel
When Your Child Strays From God by Sam J. Miller
Today I Am Paul by Martin L. Shoemaker
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Copies will also be available at the Clarkesworld table at Readercon this month.