Reviewers, bloggers, and librarians journey to the outer limits of literature with the tales of INVADERS

Review copies of the World Fantasy Award nominee Jacob Weisman’s extraordinary new anthology INVADERS: 22 TALES
 are now available via NetGalley.

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Edited by Jacob Weisman

ISBN: 9781616962104

Published: July 2016

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital Books

The invasion of the future has begun.

almost forty years I’ve believed and practiced and preached that
there’s no necessary distance between ‘high literature’ and
‘science fiction.’ INVADERS is convincing proof. Funny, absurd, frightening, streetwise, probing, heartbreaking — the fiction collected here touches all registers.”
—Carter Scholz, author of THE AMOUNT TO CARRY: STORIES  and RADIANCEE

Literary legends including Steven Millhauser, Junot Diáz, Amiri Baraka, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future. They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up.

damn. From the first page to the last, INVADERS surprised
and intoxicated me, offering one stirring, visionary, warm-hearted,
funny, probing story after another. Reading them in quick succession
made me feel as if the world was flickering before my eyes,
ricocheting from one possible reality to another, beneath a dozen
different suns. It would be hard to devise a better survey of those
contemporary short fiction writers, both celebrated and undersung,
who have worked to smuggle the methods of science fiction into the
—Kevin Brockmeier, author of A FEW SECONDS

In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You’ll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home. You’ll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team.

Table of Contents

  • “Portal” by J. Robert Lennon
  • “Beautiful Monsters” by Eric Puchner
  • “The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun” by Ben Loory.
  • “Five Fucks” by Jonathan Lethem
  • “LIMBs” by Julia Elliott
  • “We Are The Olfanauts” by Deji Bryce Olukotun
  • “The Region of Unlikeness” by Rivka Galchen
  • “A Precursor of the Cinema” by Steven Millhauser
  • “In the Bushes” by Jami Attenberg
  • “Fugue State” by Brian Evenson
  • “Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross Are Somewhat Exaggerated” by W. P. Kinsella
  • “Lambing Season” by Molly Gloss
  • “Conrad Loomis & The Clothes Ray” by Amiri Baraka.
  • “Topics in Advanced Rocketry” by Chris Tarry
  • “The Inner City” by Karen Heuler
  • “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders
  • “Amorometer” by Kelly Luce
  • “The Yogurt of Vasirin Kefirovsky” by Max Apple
  • “Monstros” by Junot Díaz
  • “Minotaur” by Jim Shepard
  • “Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover” by Robert Olen Butler
  • “Near Flesh” by Katherine Dunn

For more information about INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Goro Fujita

Design by Elizabeth Story