By Carl Slaughter:
In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman’s desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. In 1900 Ilocos Norte, a forest spirit helps a young girl defend her land from American occupiers.
These gripping stories have been passed down through the generations, hidden between the lines of journal entries and love letters. Now 27 of today’s finest authors – including Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Victor LaValle, Nnedi Okorafor, and Sabrina Vourvoulias – reveal the people whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Sofia Samatar – “Ogres of East Africa”
- Thoraiya Dyer – “The Oud”
- Tananarive Due – “Free Jim’s Mine”
- S. Lynn – “Ffydd (Faith)”
- Sunny Moraine – “Across the Seam”
- Rion Amilcar Scott – “Numbers”
- Meg Jayanth – “Each Part Without Mercy”
- Claire Humphrey – “The Witch of Tarup”
- L.S. Johnson – “Marigolds”
- Robert William Iveniuk – “Diyu”
- Jamey Hatley – “Collected Likenesses”
- Michael Janairo – “Angela and the Scar”
- Benjamin Parzybok – “The Colts”
- Kima Jones – “Nine”
- Christina Lynch – “The Heart and the Feather”
- Troy L. Wiggins – “A Score of Roses”
- Nghi Vo – “Neither Witch Nor Fairy”
- David Fuller – “A Deeper Echo”
- Ken Liu – “Knotting Grass, Holding Ring”
- Kemba Banton – “Jooni”
- Sarah Pinsker – “There Will Be One Vacant Chair”
- Nnedi Okorafor – “It’s War”
- Shanaé Brown – “Find Me Unafraid”
- Nicolette Barischoff – “A Wedding in Hungry Days”
- Lisa Bolekaja – “Medu”
- Victor LaValle – “Lone Women”
- Sabrina Vourvoulias – “The Dance of the White Demons”
WE THINK, THEREFORE WE ARE
Editor: Peter Crowther
Fifteen original stories about our fear of and fascination with artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence has captured the imaginations of writers, readers, and scientists alike, from Karl Capek’s R.U.R. to Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, from Robby the Robot to The Terminator and The Bicentennial Man, and — of course — Arthur C. Clarke’s Hal 9000.
Now some of the most innovative thinkers in science fiction offer an intriguing variety of tales featuring the many forms of AI, from frightening to funny. These authors confront one of contemporary mankind’s deepest concerns: what do we do when the machines we created evolve beyond us?
HOT AND STEAMY: TALES OF STEAMPUNK ROMANCE
Editors: Jean Rabe and Martin Greenberg
From the co-editor of Steampunk’d comes an all-new collection of adventure and romance amid Victorian steampunk settings. Sparks fly in these original stories of a steam-driven airship searching for a lost city, a crazy inventor in a powered wheelchair with a plot to take over the world, and a love story set in an alternate history version of America. Adventure abounds in these stories of love, loss, and danger- and there is plenty of steam!