Massive anthology of Twenty First Century science fiction hits shelves today

Back in September, I blogged the announcement of Patrick Nielsen Hayden and David Hartwell's massive anthology Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, which collects stories the authors view as significant signposts in the direction of the field since the turn of the millennium. The book's in stores today, and I continue to be incredibly, immensely honored to have written one of the stories contained within it (Chicken Little), with puts me in company with the likes of Elizabeth Bear, Paolo Bacigalupi, Catherynne M. Valente, Hannu Rajaniemi, hKen Liu, Yoon Ha Lee, Tobias S. Buckell, and Vandana Singh.

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  1. "Massive" and "Science Fiction" got me thinking. One of the reasons I love ebooks is that it physically makes it easier to read big books. You get to the middle section of some of them and it counts as pec exercise.

    I bought the last edition of the classic Encyclopedia of Science Fiction a few years back - now THAT thing really needs an ebook edition.

    560 pages for this anthology? I could read that in dead tree format but I'd want to warm up first and do some stretches.

  2. "I bought the last edition of the classic Encyclopedia of Science Fiction a few years back - now THAT thing really needs an ebook edition."

    Then you'll want the 3rd edition: http://sf-encyclopedia.com/

    "I've been in and around fandom since the 1970s, and yet I recognize less than half the names on the list. "

    I've been around fandom since the mimd 60s and recognize most of the names.

    "Yet big sellers like Ringo or Weber. . . .nowhere to be seen. Sounds like the Hugos: nowadays, an echo chamber for elite Litfen and their propeller beanies. . . "

    All the readers of Weber & Ringo have to do is to join Worldcon, nominate, and vote.

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