Rich Horton and Sean Wallace’s Robots: The Recent A.I. will feature my story “Under The Eaves”, from the Central Station cycle (of which the first one to be published, The Smell of Orange Groves, was picked up for two Year’s Bests anthologies so far). It appears to be the only original in the collection. I was delighted to see the editors picked up Rochita Loenen-Ruiz’s “Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life”, from Interzone, which will be the opening story in my forthcoming anthology The Apex Book of World SF 2. Rochita is a wonderful writer, and deserves to be widely reprinted. Let’s hope for more stories from her soon!
Meanwhile, here’s the complete ToC:
“Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear, Asimov’s
“A Jar of Goodwill” by Tobias S. Buckell, Clarkesworld Magazine
“Balancing Accounts” by James Cambias, F&SF
“The Rising Waters” by Benjamin Crowell, Strange Horizons
“The Shipmaker” by Aliette De Bodard, Interzone
“I, Robot” by Cory Doctorow, The Infinite Matrix
“Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal, Asimov’s
“Algorithms for Love” by Ken Liu, Strange Horizons
“Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Interzone
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald, Asimov’s
“Houses” by Mark Pantoja, Lightspeed Magazine
“Artifice and Intelligence” by Tim Pratt, Strange Horizons
“Stalker” by Robert Reed, Asimov’s
“Droplet” by Benjamin Rosenbaum, F&SF
“Eros, Philia, Agape” by Rachel Swirsky, Tor.com
“Under the Eaves” by Lavie Tidhar, original
“Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M.Valente, WSFA Press / Clarkesworld
“The Nearest Thing” by Genevieve Valentine, Lightspeed Magazine
Sean Wallace has announced the table of contents for The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, coming out next year.
“Steampunk: Looking to the Future through the Lens of the Past” by Ekaterina Sedia (introduction)
“Fixing Hanover” by Jeff VanderMeer
“The Steam Dancer (1896)” by Caitlin R. Kiernan
“Icebreaker” by Elise Tobler (original)
“Tom Edison and His Amazing Telegraphic Harpoon” by Jay Lake
“The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball” by Genevieve Valentine
“Clockwork Fairies” by Cat Rambo
“The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jala-ud-din Muhammed Akbar” by Shweta Narayan
“Prayers of Forges and Furnaces” by Aliette de Bodard (original)
“The Effluent Engine” by N.K. Jemisin
“The Clockwork Goat and the Smokestack Magi” by Peter M Ball
“The Armature of Flight” by Sharon Mock
“The Anachronist’s Cookbook” by Catherynne M. Valente
“Numismatics in the Reigns of Naranh and Viu” by Alex Dally MacFarlane (original)
“Zeppelin City” by Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn
“The People’s Machine” by Tobias Buckell
“The Hands That Feed” by Matthew Kressel
“Machine Maid” by Margo Lanagan
“To Follow the Waves” by Amal El-Mohtar
“Clockmaker’s Requiem” by Barth Anderson
“Dr. Lash Remembers” by Jeffrey Ford
“Lady Witherspoon’s Solution” by James Morrow
“Reluctance” by Cherie Priest
“A Serpent in the Gears” by Margaret Ronald
“The Celebrated Carousel of the Margravine of Blois” by Megan Arkenberg
“Biographical Notes To ‘A Discourse On The Nature Of Causality’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
“Clockwork Chickadee” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“Cinderella Suicide” by Samantha Henderson
“Arbeitskraft” by Nick Mamatas (original)
“To Seek Her Fortune” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
“The Ballad of the Last Human” by Lavie Tidhar (original)
I’m glad to say I’ve recently sold some new stories:
“The Lives and Deaths of Che Guevara” to Solaris Rising, edited by Ian Whates – this is the new incarnation of the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, from the good folks at Solaris Books.
“The Ballad of the Last Human” to The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, edited by Sean Wallace (UK: Robinson; US: Running Press).
“The Memcordist” to Eclipse 5, edited by Jonathan Strahan, published by Nightshade Books.
Sean Wallace has released the cover art and table of contents for the new anthology, edited by him and Rachel Swirsky, People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy. Looks pretty cool!
People of the Book (Am ha-Sefer): A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy
Edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace
“From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony Kushner,
the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic.
In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years,
twenty authors prove that their heritage is alive and well —
in the spaces between stars that an alphabet can bridge,
folklore come to life and histories become stories,
and all the places where old worlds and new collide and change.
These are the people of the book. Open, read; the universe is made of words.”
Table of Contents
Introduction, by Ann VanderMeer
“Burning Beard” by Rachel Pollack
“How the Little Rabbi Grew” by Eliot Fintushel
“Geddarien” by Rose Lemberg
“The Wings of Meister Wilhelm” by Theodora Goss
“The Dybbuk in Love” by Sonya Taaffe
“Fidelity: a Primer” by Michael Blumlein
“Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane” by Jonathon Sullivan
“The Tsar’s Dragons” by Jane Yolen
“Going East” by Elana Gomel
“Dark Coffee, Bright Light, and the Paradox of Omnipotence” by Ben Burgis
“Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
“Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Problem of Susan” by Neil Gaiman
“Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke” by Peter S. Beagle
“Eliyahu ha-Navi” by Max Sparber
“Reuben” by Tamar Yellin
“The Muldoon” by Glen Hirshberg
“Semaphore” by Alex Irvine
“Golems I Have Known” by Michael Chabon
“The History Within Us” by Matthew Kressel
Forthcoming: December 2010.
Where I Am
I’m back in Asia for a couple of months (and yes, even I don’t know where I am any more!). A bit jet-lagged but not too badly.
Short Story Sales
In the meantime, it seems I’ve sold a couple of stories (plus a reprint):
- “The Story of Listener and Yu-En” to Bull Spec
- “Butterfly and the Blight at the Heart of the World” (novelette) to Daily Science Fiction
- “Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet” (reprint) to anthology People of The Book, ed. Sean Wallace and Rachel Swirsky.
The limitation sheets for the jacketed hardcover (limited to just 100 copies) have been signed at last, review copies have gone out – with the first review calling it “wonderful and touching” – and the novella is apparently scheduled, if all goes well, for a July release. There is also an unsigned hardcover edition, and both states can still be pre-ordered from PS Publishing.
Phantom, an anthology of “literary horror” edited by Sean Wallace and Paul Tremblay, is now available on Amazon and in shops in general. I just came across the Library Journal review, which says:
The most outstanding piece is Lavie Tidhar’s “Set Down This,” a devastating story of YouTube videos, the Iraq War and the unknown lives on both sides of the conflict.