The New Voices of Science Fiction

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Science fiction continues despite people passing on and contention over who should be in charge or promoted. Stepping up to the plate is the San Francisco Bay Area, which has some very notable and diverse writers and publishers. The candle will always be lit for this sort of thing, and one could say the sun never sets on science fiction. Stepping up to the plate is Tachyon publications founder Jacob Weisman and award-winning writer Hannu Rajaniemi, both from the City by the Bay. Their new collection, The New Voices of Science Fiction, which also has a companion volume edited by Weisman and Peter Beagle, The New Voices of Fantasy, will likely remind one of the late David Hartwell, who also brought diverse voices in best-of-year anthologies to science fiction audiences.

Many of these challenging stories are down-to-earth, and much diversity abounds. The collection also has writers from many places around the world. Not a lot of space travel and other strange worlds in this one. Instead, things are more immediate and political. Our future here is strange enough. Also included are some interesting stories about the arts. There are trips around the globe as well as some robots and bots. Fascinating read for a field that some will find hard to predict. Off to the future we go, but this time one which we might find topical and recognizable. Great and inspiring work from a field that can continue to astound and get you to slow down and think about uncomfortable issues.

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Author Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Tachyon Publications
Publish Date 2019-11-05
ISBN 9781616962913
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Issue December 2019
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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