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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME-past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret…mehr

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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME-past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We've got the worlds if you've got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!


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Ann VanderMeer currently serves as an acquiring fiction editor for Tor.com, Cheeky Frawg Books, and weirdfictionreview.com. She was the editor-in-chief for Weird Tales for five years, during which time she was nominated three times for the Hugo Award, winning one. Along with multiple nominations for the Shirley Jackson Award, she also has won a World Fantasy Award and a British Fantasy Award for co-editing The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories. Other projects have included Best American Fantasy, three Steampunk anthologies, and a humor book, The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Her latest anthologies include The Time Traveler's Almanac, Sisters of the Revolution, an anthology of feminist speculative fiction and The Bestiary, an anthology of original fiction and art. Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which Entertainment Weekly included on its list of the top ten novels of 2014 and which prompted the New Yorker to call the author "the weird Thoreau." The series has been acquired by publishers in 34 other countries. Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions acquired the movie rights and Annihilation won both the Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. VanderMeer's nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com, and the Los Angeles Times. A three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, he has also edited or coedited many iconic fiction anthologies, taught at the Yale Writers' Conference and the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT, Brown, and Library of Congress, and serves as the co-director of Shared Worlds, a unique teen writing camp located at Wofford College. His forthcoming novel is Borne.
Inhaltsangabe
The Star - H. G. Wells
Sultana s Dream - Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
The New Overworld - Paul Scheerbart
The Triumph of Mechanics - Karl Hans Strobl
Elements of Pataphysics - Alfred Jarry
Mechanopolis - Miguel de Unamuno
The Doom of Principal City - Yefim Zozulya
The Comet - W. E. B. Du Bois
The Fate of the Poseidonia - Clare Winger Harris
The Star Stealers - Edmond Hamilton
The Conquest of Gola - Leslie F. Stone
A Martian Odyssey - Stanley G. Weinbaum
The Last Poet and the Robots - A. Merritt
The Microscopic Giants - Paul Ernst
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius - Jorge Luis Borges
Desertion - Clifford D. Simak
September 2005: The Martian - Ray Bradbury
Baby HP - Juan José Arreola
Surface Tension - James Blish
Beyond Lies the Wub - Philip K. Dick
The Snowball Effect - Katherine MacLean
Prott - Margaret St. Clair
The Liberation of Earth - William Tenn
Let Me Live in a House - Chad Oliver
The Star - Arthur C. Clarke
Grandpa - James H. Schmitz
The Game of Rat and Dragon - Cordwainer Smith
The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
Stranger Station - Damon Knight
Sector General - James White
The Visitors - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Pelt - Carol Emshwiller
The Monster - Gérard Klein
The Man Who Lost the Sea - Theodore Sturgeon
The Waves - Silvina Ocampo
Plenitude - Will Worthington
The Voices of Time - J. G. Ballard
The Astronaut - Valentina Zhuravlyova
The Squid Chooses Its Own Ink - Adolfo Bioy Casares
2 B R 0 2 B - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
A Modest Genius - Vadim Shefner
Day of Wrath - Sever Gansovsky
The Hands - John Baxter
Darkness - André Carneiro
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison
Nine Hundred Grandmothers - R. A. Lafferty
Day Million - Frederik Pohl
Student Body - F. L. Wallace
Aye, and Gomorrah - Samuel R. Delany
The Hall of Machines - Langdon Jones
Soft Clocks - Yoshio Aramaki
Three from Moderan - David R. Bunch
Let Us Save the Universe - Stanis aw Lem
Vaster Than Empires and More Slow - Ursula K. Le Guin
Good News from the Vatican - Robert Silverberg
When It Changed - Joanna Russ
And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill s Side - James Tiptree Jr.
Where Two Paths Cross - Dmitri Bilenkin
Standing Woman - Yasutaka Tsutsui
The IWM 1000 - Alicia Yánez Cossío
The House of Compassionate Sharers - Michael Bishop
Sporting with the Chid - Barrington J. Bayley
Sandkings - George R. R. Martin
Wives - Lisa Tuttle
The Snake That Read Chomsky - Josephine Saxton
Reiko s Universe Box - Kajio Shinji
Swarm - Bruce Sterling
Mondocane - Jacques Barbéri
Blood Music - Greg Bear
Bloodchild - Octavia E. Butler
Variation on a Man - Pat Cadigan
Passing as a Flower in the City of the Dead - S. N. Dyer
New Rose Hotel - William Gibson
Pots - C. J. Cherryh
Snow - John Crowley
The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things - Karen Joy Fowler
The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets - Angélica Gorodischer
The Owl of Bear Island - Jon Bing
Readers of the Lost Art - Élisabeth Vonarburg
A Gift from the Culture - Iain M. Banks
Paranamanco - Jean-Claude Dunyach
Crying in the Rain - Tanith Lee
The Frozen Cardinal - Michael Moorcock
Rachel in Love - Pat Murphy
Sharing Air - Manjula Padmanabhan
Schwarzschild Radius - Connie Willis
All the Hues of Hell - Gene Wolfe
Vacuum States - Geoffrey A. Landis
Two Small Birds - Han Song
Burning Sky - Rachel Pollack
Before I Wake - Kim Stanley Robinson
Death Is Static Death Is Movement - Misha Nogha
The Brains of Rats - Michael Blumlein
Gorgonoids - Leena Krohn
Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ - Kojo Laing
The Universe of Things - Gwyneth Jones
The Remoras - Robert Reed
The Ghost Standard - William Tenn
Remnants of the Virago Crypto-System - Geoffrey
Rezensionen
A stunning and satisfying retrospective. . . . This is a complex and fantastic project. . . . It s handsome, huge, and amazingly well-curated; our editors, here, have done a fabulous job. . . . I couldn t ask for more, truly. It s diverse, wide-ranging, engaging, and fun; the stories are introduced well, juxtaposed better, and the overall effect is one of dizzying complexity and depth. Tor.com

A definitive volume of the genre. . . . This is a big book, and it s an essential tome for readers who are dedicated SF fans or casual newcomers alike. Do they manage to redefine science fiction? I think so. The Verge

The Big Book of Science Fiction is exactly what it says it is, nearly 1,200 pages of stories by the genre s luminaries, like H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as lesser-known authors. . . . [it] prizes diversity of all kinds, and translates work by several writers into English some for the first time. The New York Times Book Review

"How big is big? In this case, we re talking nearly 1,200 double-columned pages, dozens of representative short classics of science fiction, and newly translated work from around the world. There are surprises, too: Did you know that W.E.B. Du Bois wrote sf? That s just one indication that the VanderMeers hope to establish a more culturally diverse science fiction canon." The Washington Post (10 Hidden Gems)

An enormous anthology of science fiction put together by two of our sharpest purveyors of the genre. . . . This volume is a perfect mix of the classic and the unexpected. Flavorwire

Everything about this book is exciting. First, it s huge some 750,000 words fill its 1,200 pages. Second, it s been compiled by one of sci-fi s coolest power couples she s a distinguished editor (Tor.com, Weird Tales), he s a superb writer (2014 s Southern Reach trilogy). And finally, it s not just another survey of white men in science fiction (aka Phillip K. s dicks). For every Wells and Dick and George R.R. Martin, there s work by Le Guin, Butler, and Katherine MacLean not to mention stories from all over the world, from China (Liu Cixin) to Argentina (Silvina Campo). Gift it to a friend, then buy one for yourself. Jason Kehe, Wired (This Summer s Must-Read Books)

"Borges once imagined an infinite book with pages of infinite thinness. The Vandermeers approach that event horizon with this double-columned paperback of more than 1,200 pages, containing some 750,000 words in more than 100 stories. . . . A review of a few hundred words can only begin to suggest both the contents and quality of this excellent collection of short fiction. The Vandermeers sidestep territorial quagmires by defining sci-fi, simply and effectively, as fiction that depicts the future in a stylized or realistic manner. This definition allows them a wide range of choices. . . . This book could serve as a portal to years of pleasurable and thought-provoking reading." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Science fiction anthologies are a dime a dozen, but there s that one that comes across every now and again that is truly essential. This is the case for Ann and Jeff Vandermeer s Big Book of Science Fiction, an anthology that goes back to the genre s roots in pulp fiction, all the way up to the end of the 20th Century, picking the best stories from around the world (including a number never before translated into English) . . . We took one look at this massive anthology s Table of Contents, and fell in love at first sight. io9

Whether you re a life-long fan of science fiction or layperson diving deep into a new genre, this incredible anthology offers a comprehensive genre education between two covers. In more than 1,000 pages and upwards of 100 stories, the VanderMeers have compiled a truly representative history of SF from its early beginnings to its myriad modern incarnations. . . . This is an unparalleled achievement, and undoubtedly one of the most important books you ll buy this year. Barnes and Noble Booksellers Picks

When it comes to massive and comprehensive anthologies focused on a specific strain of fiction, the editorial team of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer has set the bar remarkably high. LitHub

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer are a powerhouse editing team; their recent anthology of weird fiction helped define a genre, and took a smart historical global view while doing it. This anthology does a similar feat to science fiction, with an expansive aesthetic and work from a host of writers, including W.E.B. DuBois, Cixin Liu, Ursula K. Le Guin, and George R.R. Martin. Vol. 1 Brooklyn

These stories were chosen for continuing relevance and arranged to interplay like voices in a great conversation: shifting and offering new insights. . . . Throughout this collection, every piece of wrack, scavenger bird, and sorceress contains multitudes. Locus Magazine

"A fun and solid genre education." Library Journal (Starred Review)

"At 105 stories taken from around the world and since the genre s very beginnings to its recent heights and more than 1,000 pages, this extraordinary anthology handily earns its billing as the 'ultimate collection' of science fiction. . . . The VanderMeers, longtime SF/F editors (The Time Traveler s Almanac and many others), provide a critical survey of the field as well as incisive biographies of the contributors." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

If your readerly appetite is not quite novel-sized, you ll definitely want to check out this month s short fiction offerings. If you only choose one title, make it The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer. Kirkus
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