Not One of Us – Table of Contents and Cover

NOT ONE OF US

Night Shade Books – November 6, 2018
ISBN-10: 1597809578
ISBN-13: 978-1597809573

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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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Touring with the Alien by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • Laws of Survival by Nancy Kress
  • At Play in the Fields by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Ants of Flanders by Robert Reed
  • Taking Care of God by Liu Cixin
  • Water Scorpions by Rich Larson
  • The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill by Kelly Robson
  • Men are Trouble by James Patrick Kelly
  • They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Bits by Naomi Kritzer
  • And Never Mind the Watching Ones by Keffy R. M. Kehrli
  • Dark Heaven by Gregory Benford
  • Nine-Tenths of the Law by Molly Tanzer
  • Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion by Caroline M. Yoachim
  • Time of the Snake by A.M. Dellamonica
  • The Fear Gun by Judith Berman
  • Tendeléo’s Story by Ian McDonald
  • The Choice by Paul McAuley
  • Passage of Earth by Michael Swanwick
  • Reborn by Ken Liu
  • Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
  • Permissions
  • About the Editor

Cover art by Jacques Leyreloup

The Eagle Has Landed – Call for Submissions

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.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

  • Science fiction reprints (no original stories) published within the last 50 years
  • 3000-22000 words in length
  • English language (translations are welcome)
  • Stories must take place on the moon or feature the moon in a significant way

HOW SHOULD YOU LET ME KNOW ABOUT A STORY?

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 neil@clarkesworldmagazine.com.

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 Moon

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.

2018 Readercon Schedule

I’ll be attending Readercon in Quincy, MA this weekend. Light schedule this time:

Friday 6:00PM – Scouting Global Speculative Stories
Liz Gorinsky (M), Neil Clarke, Mimi Mondal, Anatoly Belilovsky, Alex Shvartsman, Francesco Verso

Magazine and book editors will discuss how they scout and promote authors from outside the U.S. and U.K., sharing their expertise and best practices. How can writers and editors make the best use of resources such as Lavie Tidhar’s WorldSF Blog and Rachel Cordasco’s SF in Translation site? What would make it easier to find, publish, and publicize world speculative fiction?

Sunday 10AM – Kaffeeklatsch

I’ll also be in the Dealer’s Room at the Clarkesworld table during the open hours I’m not otherwise scheduled for.

The second volume for Clarkesworld Year Nine

NOW AVAILABLE!

Clarkesworld: Year Nine, Volume Two

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!

CONTENTS

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
About the Authors
Clarkesworld Census
About Clarkesworld

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Copies will also be available at the Clarkesworld table at Readercon this month.

The Final Frontier gets a starred review


Publishers Weekly has published a starred review for my upcoming reprint anthology, The Final Frontier. (July 10, Night Shade Books)

“Clarkesworld editor Clarke’s stellar reprint anthology explores the expansive variety of space exploration stories, in shades from brutal to elegantly poetic… Clarke has brought together outstanding works in which extreme environments bring out the best and worst of human nature.”

Read the full review here: publishersweekly.com/9781597809399

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