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Ish a broad range 1 New Science eBook #10003 of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera time travel hard SF alien invasion near future dystopia fantasy grimdark sword and sorcery contemporary urban fantasy steampunk alternative history and horror zombies vampires and the occult and supernatural and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller a national bestseller or a Hugo or Nebula award winner we are committed to publishing uality books from a diverse group of author. First posted on SF Crowsnest April 2009In his introduction editor Jonathan Strahan points out that he was looking for a very broad definition of science fiction and fantasy and this volume certainly fulfils that brief The scope is so broad in fact that several of the stories were barely speculative at all If you re looking for high fantasy and space opera then you ll likely be disappointed All of the stories are well written but I obviously have a very different taste to the editor as I didn t find many of them very entertaining or satisfying There were a few that I did enjoy though Toother is an intriguing mystery from Terry Dowling the title referring to the old occupation of collecting teeth from corpses to make dentures The practice has been revived by a serial killer in this story a man who seems to have been active for a very long time and has a strange connection to a clairvoyant mental patient It reads like a disturbing episode of CSI and offers plenty of tension and bizarrenessYsabeau S Wilce s alternate California is the excellently atmospheric setting for uartermaster Returns It starts off like a Western in an especially seedy army outpost but the presence of an ice sprite soon dispels that preconception The army camp the characters and the whole situation is portrayed masterfully and makes for a memorable pieceNanotech seeded Electric Rains have caused most of Washington DC s inhabitants to either go insane or be uploaded elsewhere in Kathleen Ann Goonan s poignant story A little girl is left alone after her adoptive grandmother passes away and she has to defend herself in the almost deserted city where the few people left normal struggle to maintain a veneer of civilisation It s an uplifting tale offering a different outcome to the usually grim post apocalyptic genreThe shortest story of the book is Mrs Zeno s Paradox by Ellen Klages an odd little tale of physics time travel and afternoon tea It s not to be taken seriously but manages to cram a ridiculous amount into only a couple of pagesOn a much larger scale The Lustration is Bruce Sterling s far future story of a world spanning wooden computer that performs immensely slow operations by shunting spheres along great wooden channels The society that maintains it is ancient and staid having developed a complex philosophy that doesn t take well to change It s a mind bending concept that forms the heart of an intriguing storyThe final piece is Lucius Shepard s Larissa Miusov the tale of a struggling screenwriter and the eponymous Russian beauty upon whom he becomes fixated She feeds him strange stories of her youth in Russia tantalises him with her presence and backs the production of his movie It s a finely written story that I thoroughly enjoyed and that left me with that magical feeling of inspirationOf course anyone else reading this volume will likely pick a completely different set of stories For me the book is worth those few alone so it s no wonder that Eclipse One has been so highly praised As an example of the immense scope of speculative fiction it is certainly worthy of anyone s bookshelf

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Eclipse 1 New Science Fiction and Fantasy

An New Science Fiction and eBook #188 eclipse New Science ePUB #10003 is a rare and unusual event when the world is transformed and the sky becomes a dark eldritch thing It's a time when anything could happen when any kind of story just might be true That sense of the strange and wonderful guides Eclipse New Science Fiction and Fantasy the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology series edited by acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan Set 1 New Science Fiction and Epubto become a major event on the science fict. A speculative fiction anthology whose theme appears to be stories Jonathan Strahan liked I don t always like what Jonathan Strahan likes A few notes in no particular orderBruce Sterling The Lustration Sentient planet computer made entirely of wood Kind of Ted Chiang lite which still leaves it pretty interesting though with whispers of some weird gender issuesJeffrey Ford The Drowned Life and Peter S Beagle The Last and Only or Mr Moscowitz Becomes French You know when a story is good in an objective sense evocative creative all that but you don t actually like it YeahYsabeau S Wilce uartermaster Returns Huh Okay apparently I really need to be reading her novelsKathleen Ann Goonan Electric Rains Post apocalypse Washington DC Interesting and rich but just not uite there yetMargo Lanagan She Creatures Oookay whateverGarth Nix Bad Luck Trouble Death and Vampire Sex Cute and funny and interesting but ultimately majority fluff Terry Dowling Toother Gah Creepy in the very good wayEileen Gunn Up the Fire Road Speculative fiction goes to the Springer Show eyeroll Really Must we

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Ion and fantasy calendarEclipse Eclipse 1 PDF New Science Fiction and Fantasy gathers together new science fiction and fantasy stories by the best writers working today You can see that in Eclipse which features extraordinary tales by Peter S Beagle Jack Dann Paul Brandon Terry Dowling Andy Duncan Jeffrey Ford Kathleen Ann Goonan Eileen Gunn Gwyneth Jones Ellen Klages Maureen F McHugh Garth Nix Lucius Shepard Bruce Sterling and Ysabeau S WilceSkyhorse Publishing under our Night Shade and Talos imprints is proud to publ. horror than i expected


10 thoughts on “Eclipse 1 New Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. says:

    45 starsA generally excellent collection of SF stories from 2007 running the gamut of speculative fiction but with a distinct slant

  2. says:

    I honestly don't even know why I have this A collection of stories from writers that I wasn't entirely familiar with of the names o

  3. says:

    A speculative fiction anthology whose theme appears to be 'stories Jonathan Strahan liked' I don't always like what Jonathan Straha

  4. says:

    The editor states that his goal for this anthology was to recreate the spirit of the original anthology series of the 1960s and 1970s using contemporary types of stories The cover calls it New Science Fiction and

  5. says:

    A very mixed bag many poordull a few uite good but overall disappointing

  6. says:

    horror than i expected

  7. says:

    First posted on SF Crowsnest April 2009In his introduction editor Jonathan Strahan points out that he was looking for a very broad definition of science fiction and fantasy and this volume certainly fulfils that brief The scope is so broad in fact that several of the stories were barely speculative at all If you’re looking for high fantasy and space opera then you’ll likely be disappointed All of the storie

  8. says:

    Eclipse 1 is a good not great anthology of speculative née science fiction and fantasy rather new weird short stories edited by Jonathan Strahan My good not great may be stemming from my disappointment that there was new weirdfantasy than there was science fiction† but there were still uite a few big wins in the pile that is this paperback bindingAs for the computed average of my ratings on the individual

  9. says:

    The 15 short stories in here are a hodge podge of science fiction and fantasy stories biased towards fantasyparanormal than science fiction some of which provided a ha moments whilst others left me puzzled I'd say there were overall a ha stor

  10. says:

    Who wouldn't want to read something with a title like that? I mean come on BAD LUCK TROUBLE DEATH AND VAMPIRE SEX? Sounds FABULOUS'“Oh yeah” I said I’d forgotten I was a wizard too a green wizard not a somewhat sorcerous private eye with a proclivity for bizarre sex and firearms' This a very short story but amusing nevertheless There'