In celebration of James Patrick Kelly’s birthday, we are giving away a *SIGNED* copy of THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. The book is not just signed by Kelley but also co-editor John Kessel and contributor Connie Willis.
As both an author and editor, James Patrick Kelly has been responsible for the acclaimed books WILDLIFE, BURN, THE WRECK OF THE GODSPEED, FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY, REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY, THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION, KAFKAESQUE: STORIES INSPIRED BY FRANZ KAFKA, and DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY. Kelly’s work garnered him two Hugos and a Nebula.
All of us at Tachyon wish the extraordinary Jim a happy birthday.
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“If you’re interested in reading a bunch of stories written by some of the best contemporary writers out there, you’ll like this anthology. If you also want to read some of the best science-fiction stories since the ’70s, you’ll love this anthology.”
“All I really want to do, at the moment, is embrace the unsuspecting editors in a massive, spine-crunching bear hug”
—Los Angeles Times
The Secret Is Out
Exploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove that great fiction cannot be categorized.
Two strangely detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist’s lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal.
The future is here. Read it.
“These stories are good enough to make The New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley pop his cartoon monocle.”
“A compelling collection…very unique and thought provoking.”
—Sacramento Book Review
Table of Contents
- Introduction by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel
- “Angouleme” by Thomas M. Disch
- “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin
- “Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis” by Kate Wilhelm
- “Descent of Man” by T.C. Boyle
- “Human Moments in World War III” by Don DeLillo
- “Homelanding” by Margaret Atwood
- “The Nine Billion Names of God” by Carter Scholz
- “Interlocking Pieces” by Molly Gloss
- “Salvador” by Lucius Shepard
- “Schwarzschild Radius” by Connie Willis
- “Buddha Nostril Bird” by John Kessel
- “The Ziggurat” by Gene Wolfe
- “The Hardened Criminals” by Jonathan Lethem
- “Standing Room Only” by Karen Joy Fowler
- “10^16 to 1” by James Patrick Kelly
- “93990” by George Saunders
- “The Martian Agent, A Planetary Romance” by Michael Chabon
- “Frankenstein’s Daughter” by Maureen F. McHugh
- “The Wizard of West Orange” by Steven Millhauser
For more info about THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn.
For more info about BURN, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by John Picacio.
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Cover by John Berry.
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Cover by Patty Nason.
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Cover by Josh Beatman.
For more info about DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Josh Beatman.