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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF STORIES BY WOMEN

Release date: October/December 2014
Publisher: Constable & Robinson | Running Press

“…the 33 stories that MacFarlane has gathered for this volume dazzle with the virtuosity of their contributors’ talents.” * starred review

Publishers Weekly

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33 outstanding science fiction stories by women

Travel by train to the Moon, discover living spaceships born in gas giants and explore the constellations, alternate universes and post-apocalyptic worlds of this compelling collection of SF written by women.

Whether crossing the stars or constructing the future of our planet, women have always written powerful, important science fiction. This anthology showcases the most exceptional SF stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and Angélica Gorodischer; science fiction greats Karen Joy Fowler and Nancy Kress; new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear, Nnedi Okorafor and Aliette de Bodard; and many more.

Table of Contents

Sofia Samatar — Girl Hours
Kristin Mandigma — Excerpt from a Letter by a Social-realist Aswang
Vandana Singh — Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra
Lucy Sussex — The Queen of Erewhon
Tori Truslow — Tomorrow Is Saint Valentine’s Day
Nnedi Okorafor — Spider the Artist
Karen Joy Fowler — The Science of Herself
Alice Sola Kim — The Other Graces
Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette — Boojum
Natalia Theodoridou — The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul
Ursula K. Le Guin — Mountain Ways
Nalo Hopkinson — Tan–Tan and Dry Bone
Zen Cho — The Four Generations of Chang E
Élisabeth Vonarburg — Stay Thy Flight
Carrie Vaughn — Astrophilia
Hao Jingfang — Invisible Planets (translated by Ken Liu)
Nicole Kornher–Stace — On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse
Shira Lipkin — Valentines
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz — Dancing in the Shadow of the Once
Nancy Kress — Ej–Es
E. Lily Yu — The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees
Toiya Kristen Finley — The Death of Sugar Daddy
Kameron Hurley — Enyo–Enyo
Genevieve Valentine — Semiramis
Aliette de Bodard — Immersion
Greer Gilman — Down the Wall
Karin Tidbeck — Sing
Nisi Shawl — Good Boy
Thoraiya Dyer — The Second Card of the Major Arcana
Ekaterina Sedia — A Short Encyclopedia of Lunar Seas
Benjanun Sriduangkaew — Vector
Angélica Gorodischer — Concerning the Unchecked Growth of Cities (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin)
Catherynne M. Valente — The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew


ALIENS: RECENT ENCOUNTERS

Release date: June 2013
Publisher: Prime Books

“…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.”

– io9.com Best Books of 2013

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Under the countless billions of stars in the universe, what forms will alien life take? How will they live? And what will happen when we meet them?

Aliens: Recent Encounters is a reprint anthology collecting answers to these questions from some of today’s best science fiction writers. From first encounters to life alongside aliens – and stories of the aliens’ own lives – here are many futures: violent and peaceful, star-spanning and personal. Only one thing is certain: alien life will defy our expectations.

Table of Contents

An Owomoyela – Frozen Voice
Ken Liu – The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
Catherynne M. Valente – Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy
Zen Cho – The Four Generations of Chang E
Vandana Singh – The Tetrahedon
Paul McAuley – The Man
Ursula K. Le Guin – Seasons of the Ansarac
Molly Gloss – Lambing Season
Desirina Boskovich – Celadon
Genevieve Valentine – Carthago Delenda Est
Caitlín R. Kiernan – I Am the Abyss and I Am the Light
Jamie Barras – The Beekeeper
Robert Reed – Noumenon
Elizabeth Bear – The Death of Terrestial Radio
Sofia Samatar – Honey Bear
Karin Lowachee – The Forgotten Ones
Jeremiah Tolbert – The Godfall’s Chemsong
Alastair Reynolds – For the Ages
Brooke Bolander – Sun Dogs
Nisi Shawl – Honorary Earthling
Samantha Henderson – Shallot
Sonya Taaffe – The Boy Who Learned How to Shudder
Eleanor Arnason – Knapsack Poems
Gitte Christensen – Nullipara
Indrapramit Das – muo-ka’s Child
Jeffrey Ford – The Dismantled Invention of Fate
Karin Tidbeck – Jagannath
Pervin Saket – Test of Fire
Nancy Kress – My Mother, Dancing
Greg van Eekhout – Native Aliens
Lavie Tidhar – Covenant
Yoon Ha Lee – A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

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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."

- io9.com Best Books of 2013

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