March 04, 2009

Tales of Tomorrows

Neil Gaiman.
Margo Lanagan.
Kelly Link.
Garth Nix.
Scott Westerfeld.
Alastair Reynolds.

Any of these names make you want to pick up a book?
What if all of these names show up in the same book?

The best thing about anthologies is that I'm constantly introduced to new authors, and want to track down their work. These sixteen stories/novellas have me checking out my local indie and the library.

The Starry Rift has some fresh new sci-fi tales all packaged in a thick, gorgeous hardback book, with nifty artwork. From Gaiman's "Orange," which is a series of ...answers about a peculiar event in a family's life, to Cory Doctorow's "Anda's Game," which sticks out its tongue (in an articulate and intelligent Doctorow way) at people who say all video games do is make kids violent, to Alastair Reynolds' creepy tale of ill-intentioned-cyborgs, there's a wide array of writing styles and story types from which to choose. Whether you like "life out there" stories or tales that take place on Earth after mankind decides to live among the stars, there's something here for you.

You can read interviews with all of the authors here, and find out what they have to say about their work. Each story has a short author bio, and details about the how and why of their particular story. This is a good book to read when you just have time to snatch a mind-expanding story of "what if?"

Buy The Starry Rift from an independent bookstore near you!


Anonymous said...

Ooo. Adding that one to my TBR list!

Anonymous said...

Cool another book for my "to read" list. I've actually added several from this blog to the list.

Charlotte said...

and it's on my list now too!

Gail Gauthier said...

I've already read it! And I liked it, too.