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O noua antologie-mamut a sotilor VanderMeer

Dupa succesul inregistrat de antologia-mamut The Weird (care le-a adus anul trecut un premiu World Fantasy), sotii Ann si Jeff VanderMeer pregatesc cititorilor o noua compilatie de povestiri, dedicata uneia dintre cele mai generoase teme ale literaturii science fiction: calatoria in timp.

The Time Traveller’s Almanac va reuni peste 70 de texte incadrabile in aceasta tema, avind autori care mai de care mai prestigiosi: Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, Connie Willis sau Charles Yu fiind doar citiva dintre cei cuprinsi in sumarul uriasului volum.

Sumarul antologiei, ce va fi publicata in Marea Britanie de Head of Zeus (in noiembrie) si de Tor in Statele Unite (in martie anul viitor), a fost recent anuntat. Iata-l, in ordinea alfabetica a autorilor, asa cum a aparut pe SFSignal.

FICTIUNE: “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe” – Douglas Adams; “Terminos” – Dean Francis Alfar; “What If?” – Issac Asimov; “Noble Mold” – Kage Baker; “A Night on the Barbary Coast” – Kage Baker; “Life Trap” – Barrington J Bayley; “This Tragic Glass” – Elizabeth Bear; “Enoch Soames” – Max Beerbohn; “The Most Important Thing in the World” – Steve Bein; “In The Tube” – E.F. Benson; “The Mask of the Rex” – Richard Bowes; “A Sound of Thunder” – Ray Bradbury; “Bad Timing” – Molly Brown; “The Gulf of the Years” – George-Olivier Chateaureynaud; “The Threads of Time” – C.J. Cherryh; “Thirty Seconds From Now” – John Chu; “Palindromic” – Peter Crowther; “Domine” – Rjurik Davidson; “The Lost Continent” – Greg Egan; “The Gernsback Continuum” – William Gibson; “3 RMS, Good View” – Karen Haber; “Message in a Bottle” – Nalo Hopkinson; “The Great Clock” – Langdon Jones; “Hwang’s Billion Brilliant Daughters” – Alice Sola Kim; “On the Watchtower at Plataea” – Garry Kilworth; “Time Gypsies” – Ellen Klages; “Vintage Seasons” – Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore; “At Dorado” – Geoffrey Landis; “Ripples in the Dirac Sea” – Geoffrey Landis; “The Final Days” – David Langford; “Fish Night” – Joe Lansdale; “As Time Goes By” – Tanith Lee; “Another Story” – Ursula K. LeGuin; “Loob” – Bob Leman; “Alexia and Graham Bell” – Rosaleen Love; “Traveller’s Rest” – David Masson; “Death Ship” – Richard Matheson; “Under Siege” – George R.R. Martin; “The Clock That Went Backwards” – Edward Page Mitchell; “Pale Rose” – Michael Moorcock; “The House that Made the Sixteen Loops of Time” – Tamsyn Muir; “Is There Anybody There?” – Kim Newman; “Come-From-Always” – Tony Pi; “The Time Telephone” – Adam Roberts; “Red Letter Day” – Kristine Kathryn Rusch; “The Waitabits” – Eric Frank Russell; “If Ever I Should Leave You” – Pamela Sargent; “How the Future Got Better” – Eric Schaller; “Needle in a Timestack” – Robert Silverberg; “Delhi” – Vandana Singh; “Himself in Anachron” – Cordwainer Smith; “The Weed of Time” – Norman Spinrad; “Palimpsest” – Charlie Stross; “Yesterday Was Monday” – Theodore Sturgeon; “Triceratops Summer” – Michael Swanwick; “The Mouse Ran Down” – Adrian Tchaikovsky; “Augusta Prima” – Karin Tidbeck; “Twenty-One and Counting Up” – Harry Turtledove; “Forty, Counting Down” – Harry Turtledove; “Where or When” – Steve Utley; “Swing Time” – Carrie Vaughn; “(excerpt from) The Time Machine” – H.G. Wells; “Fire Watch” – Connie Willis; “Against the Lafayette Escadrille” – Gene Wolfe; “The Lost Pilgrim” – Gene Wolfe

NON-FICTIUNE: Introduction – Rian Johnson; Music for Time Travelers – Jason Heller; The Science of Time Travel – Stan Love; Trousseau, Fashion for Time Travelers – Genevieve Valentine; Top Ten Tips for Time Travelers – Charles Yu.

 Ann si Jeff VanderMeer sint bine cunoscuti publicului din Romania, tara pe care au vizitat-o in doua rinduri, pentru prima oara in august 2006, exact in urma cu sapte ani. Aici puteti citi o relatare (partiala) a vizitei pe care acestia au efectuat-o, iar aici gasiti un fotoreportaj realizat pe parcursul acesteia.

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