The praise and excitement for Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman‘s recently released THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION keeps rolling in…
…especially at B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG, first with inclusions in 25 Otherworldly Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Arriving in November and This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books, and finally culminating in an extensive review from Maria Haskins.
Enriched by its ranged and buoyed by the remarkable talents of its contributors, THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION is
a must-read anthology for anyone who loves the genre, demonstrating
vividly just how vital it remains. As Rajaniemi’s foreward suggests:
“Read them, and be changed.”
Jacob A. Olson of REALMS & ROBOTS concurs.
Each of these stories provide a prime example of strong writing and
character work, sending you throughout space and time to discover
For AMAZING STORIES, Ernest Lively recommends the book.
Here’s the chance to catch up and get to know a collection of authors we’ll certainly be hearing more from.
John O’Neill at BLACK GATE delivers similar sentiments.
This looks like one of the major anthologies of the fall, and it has vaulted near the top of my TBR pile.
Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
Paul Semel interviews the editors about the anthology.
To begin, what is THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION? I know it’s a short story collection, but what is the commonality between these stories?
Jacob: THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION
highlights stories by new writers, writers who have begun publishing in
the last 10 years. The least recent stories in the collection were
published in 2015. The newest, E. Lily Yu’s “The Doing And Undoing Of
Jacob E. Mwangi,” was published earlier this year in Asimov’s SF. We bought Lily’s story before it appeared in print.
Why did you think this would be a good basis for a collection
of science fiction short stories, and why did you also think this was
something you each wanted to edit?
Jacob: It’s hard not to be interested in
the various directions science fiction may be headed, the future of the
future. I’ve been reading more and more stories recently by newer
writers and this was an opportunity for me to delve deeper.
Hannu: I was also intrigued by the notion of a
writer’s voice, what it means to be a new voice, and what new voices
have in common. And then of course there were all these sparkling,
wonderful stories out there that had that temporal newness but also
tonal freshness in common: they deserved a home.
For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.