Sep 24, 2015
Alex Dally MacFarlane

Gigantic Worlds

I have a new story out! “Iddad Library Catalogue of Surviving Foxes” is in Gigantic Worlds, eds. Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto. It’s an anthology of very short science fiction stories, with uncollected work by Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard, new work by Jonathan Lethem, Charles Yu, Ted Chiang, a translation of a Romanian story by Iosif Eseki from 1924 (trans. Jason Leib) about spider-goats that are not the same as the goats that produce spider-silk today, and much more! My story is about taxidermied foxes, poetry and far-flung future planets.

I owe Ekaterina Sedia a nod of thanks for sharing the below picture several years ago, which inspired me to write this.

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"...the 33 stories that MacFarlane has gathered for this volume dazzle with the virtuosity of their contributors’ talents."

- Publishers Weekly: STARRED REVIEW

"Works from around the world, some in translation, provide an invaluable snapshot of this moment in the genre as well as some tremendously enjoyable reading."

- Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2014

"The stories range widely in scope and form — from prose poems to metafiction — to capture a dynamic, forward-thinking genre that plays with history, myth and science."

- The Washington Post: Think science fiction is dominated by men? Think again.

"...ground-breaking and superbly conceived..."

- Nina Allan: Strange Horizons: 2014 In Review

Aliens: Recent Encounters

"...this [anthology] blew us away more than any other. Mostly because of the sheer volume of greatness contained in these 32 stories... These are classic stories of alien encounters, from some of the best science fiction writers working today."

- Best Books of 2013

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