Invaders : 22 tales from the outer limits of literature

Format: Print Book 2016
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Summary
The invasion of the future has begun.

Literary legends including Steven Millhauser, Junot Diáz, Amiri Baraka, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future. They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up.

In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You'll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home. You'll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team.

The Invaders are here. But did science fiction colonize them first?
Contents
Portal / J. Robert Lennon
Beautiful monsters / Eric Puchner
The squid who fell in love with the sun / Ben Loory
Five fucks / Jonathan Lethem
LIMBs / Julia Elliott
We are the Olfanauts / Deji Bryce Olukotun
The region of unlikeness / Rivka Galchen
A precursor of the cinema / Steven Millhauser
In the bushes / Jami Attenberg
Fugue state / Brian Evenson
Reports concerning the death of the Seattle Albatross are somewhat exaggerated / W.P. Kinsella
Lambing season / Molly Gloss
Conrad Loomis & the clothes ray / Amiri Baraka
Topics in advanced rocketry / Chris Tarry
The inner city / Karen Heuler
Escape from spiderhead / George Saunders
Amorometer / Kelly Luce
The yogurt of Vasirin Kefirovsky / Max Apple
Monstro / Junot Díaz
Minotaur / Jim Shepard
Help me find my spaceman lover / Robert Olen Butler
Near-flesh / Katherine Dunn.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this very fine reprint anthology, Weisman has brought together 22 SF stories by authors who, although not generally associated with the genre, are clearly fellow travelers (not the ominous invaders suggested by the title). Among the major names are Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz, George Sanders, Katherine Dunn, Jonathan Lethem, Amiri Baraka, W.P. Kinsella, Steven Millhauser, Robert Olen Butler, and Molly Gloss. Among the best of the consistently strong stories are Díaz's "Monstro," the horrifying tale of a disease outbreak in Haiti; Gloss's near-perfect first-contact story, "Lambing Season"; Kinsella's totally bizarre "Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross Are Somewhat Exaggerated"; Ben Loory's fable-like "The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun"; and Saunders's "Escape from Spiderhead," a deeply sexy tale of wild experimental science. In general, the stories tend toward satire and emphasize fine writing more than hitting genre beats-technology is usually a means to an end rather than the center of the story-but most of them could easily have found homes in SF magazines. This volume is a treasure trove of stories that draw equally from SF and literary fiction, and they are superlative in either context. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Nanotechnology -- Fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher San Francisco :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Weisman, Jacob, editor.
Language English
Description xvi, 368 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781616962104
1616962100
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