The new voices of science fiction

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"Superlative." -- Booklist , starred review
"Stunning."-- Library Journal , starred review
"Must-read" -- Publishers Weekly , starred review Your future is bright! After all, your mother is a robot, your father has joined the alien hive-mind, and your dinner will be counterfeit 3D-printed steak. Even though your worker bots have staged a mutiny, and your tour guide speaks only in memes, you can always sell your native language if you need some extra cash.

The avant-garde of science fiction have arrived in this space-age sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy . Here you'll find the rising stars of the last five years: Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, Nino Cipri, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, and more. Their extraordinary stories have been hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi ( The Quantum Thief ) and genre expert Jacob Weisman ( Invaders ).

So go ahead, join the interstellar revolution. The new kids have already hacked the AI.
Openness / Alexander Weinstein
The shape of my name / Nino Cipri
Utopia, LOL? / Jamie Wahls
Mother tongues / S. Qiouyi Lu
In the sharing place / David Erik Nelson
A series of steaks / Vina Jie-Min Prasad
The secret life of bots / Suzanne Palmer
Ice / Rich Larson
One hour, every seven days / Alice Sola Kim
Toppers / Jason Sanford
Tender loving plastics / Amman Sabet
Welcome to your authentic Indian experience / Rebecca Roanhorse
Strange waters / Samantha Mills
Calved / Sam J. Miller
The need for air / Lettie Prell
Robo-liopleurodon! / Darcie Little Badger
The doing and undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi / E. Lily Yu
Madeleine / Amal El-Mohtar
Our lady of the open road / Sarah Pinsker
A study in oils / Kelly Robson.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This collection of stories from up-and-coming sf writers is diverse in terms of plot and setting, yet all share an emphasis on creating a distinct tone and style for their imagined worlds. There are stories that perch on the borderlands between fantasy and sf such as Samantha Mill's ""Strange Waters,"" where a woman tries to navigate her way back to her family on literal timestreams while dodging historical records of her own future. There are stories that explore the ways in which the human mind can be changed by an alternate reality such as Alice Sola Kim's ""One Hour, Every Seven Years,"" about a woman continually attempting to revise her own childhood on Venus, or Amal El-Mohtar's ""Madeleine,"" an aptly titled Proustian story about a woman who is transported into intense visions of her past by an experimental medication. There are also stories that present unique dystopias such as the mist-haunted New York in Jason Sanford's ""Toppers"" or the mysterious outside world in David Erik Nelson's ""In the Sharing Place."" Equally wonderful stories by Jamie Wahls, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Suzanne Palmer, and many others make this a must-read for anyone interested in the latest and most exciting sf writing out there.--Nell Keep Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the introduction to this superlative anthology, Weisman (The New Voices of Fantasy) declares the future of science fiction resides in the sure hands of the authors of these 20 recent award-winning or award-nominated stories. Rajaniemi, a mathematical physicist and author (The Quantum Thief), adds that their various perspectives create "a tonal freshness" in the genre. Most of the included works extrapolate contemporary technological and social changes into near-future nightmares, as in Jason Sanford's "Toppers," a scalding look at survival in a devastated New York; Sam J. Miller's "Calved," a heartbreaking vision of parenting gone hopelessly wrong in a warmed Arctic; and Sarah Pinsker's "Our Lady of the Open Road," a haunting view of musicians trying to connect to listeners in a future of deep anxiety and isolation. Others explore dangerous extensions of popular science: in Amman Sabet's "Tender Loving Plastics," AI foster parents shape human children; Alexander Weinstein's "Openness" explores the staggering effect of social media gone amok. Vina Jie-Min Prasad's rollicking "A Series of Steaks" and Suzanne Palmer's "The Secret Life of Bots" are more lighthearted. All these stories provoke the reader to ponder not only what the future might be but what it should be. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher San Francisco :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Rajaniemi, Hannu, editor.
Weisman, Jacob, editor.
Language English
Description v, 414 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781616962913
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