Authors: John Adams, William Alexander, Stephen Baxter, Paul McAuley, Seanan McGuire, Michael Swanwick, Gregory Benford, William Alexander, Pat Cadigan, Joyce Oates, John Fultz, Vandana Singh, Paul Melko, Kelly Link, Ian McDonald, Simon McCaffery, E. Tobler, Alastair Reynolds, Ursula Le Guin, Stephen King, David Kirtley, Mercurio Rivera, Jeff VanderMeer, George Martin, Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Catherynne Valente, Yoon Lee, Orson Card, Christie Yant, Robert Silverberg, Lev Grossman, Ross Lockhart
Original language: English
Publisher: Night Shade Books, San Francisco, 2012
What if you could not only travel any location in the world, but to any possible world?
We can all imagine such “other worlds”—be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder—but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume—until now.
“Anthologist Adams presents readers with a wide variety of alternate Earths, some only slightly askew and others completely unfamiliar. […] Adams’s selections are mirrors reflecting one other with the best images of alternate realities. Readers will greatly enjoy this exploration of our world’s foremost and ascendant speculative authors.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Reminds longtime readers of fantasy and sci-fi what we love about the genre, while also and aptly demonstrating to newcomers that these stories are about so much more than dragons and multitentacled monsters. It comes highly recommended to both and all.”