The Apex Book Of World Sf

The Apex Book Of World Sf

by Lavie Tidhar
     
 

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The world of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers more than

one country, one continent, one culture. Collected here are sixteen

stories penned by authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel,

Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and other countries across the

globe. Each one tells a tale breathtakingly vast and varied, whether

caught in the

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The world of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers more than

one country, one continent, one culture. Collected here are sixteen

stories penned by authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel,

Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and other countries across the

globe. Each one tells a tale breathtakingly vast and varied, whether

caught in the ghosts of the past or entangled in a postmodern age.

Among the spirits, technology, and deep recesses of the human mind, stories

abound. Kites sail to the stars, technology transcends physics, and

wheels cry out in the night. Memories come and go like fading echoes and

a train carries its passengers through more than simple space and time.

Dark and bright, beautiful and haunting, the stories herein represent

speculative fiction from a sampling of the finest authors from around

the world.

Table of Contents

S.P. Somtow(Thailand)—“The Bird Catcher”

Jetse de Vries(Netherlands)—“Transcendence Express”

Guy Hasson (Israel)—“The Levantine Experiments”

Han Song (China)—“The Wheel of Samsara”

Kaaron Warren (Australia/Fiji)—“Ghost Jail”

Yang Ping (China)—“Wizard World”

Dean Francis Alfar (Philippines)—“L’Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)”

Nir Yaniv (Israel)—“Cinderers”

Jamil Nasir (Palestine)—“The Allah Stairs”

Tunku Halim (Malaysia)—“Biggest Baddest Bomoh”

Aliette de Bodard (France)—“The Lost Xuyan Bride”

Kristin Mandigma (Philippines)—“Excerpt from a Letter by a Social-realist Aswang”

Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia)—“An Evening In The City Coffehouse, With Lydia On My Mind”

Anil Menon (India)—“Into the Night”

Mélanie Fazi (France, translated by Christopher Priest)—“Elegy”

Zoran Živkovic (Serbia, translated by Alice Copple-Tošic)—“Compartments”

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
From S.P. Somtow's World Fantasy Award-winning "The Bird Catcher," a restrained horror tale of a young boy's friendship with Thailand's most infamous human "monster," to "Wizard World," Galaxy Award winner Yang Ping's story of high-tech gamers, this extraordinary anthology of 16 tales introduces English-speaking readers to some of the world's best writers of sf, horror, fantasy, and metafiction. Contributors include Jamil Nasir (Palestine), Aleksandar Ziljak (Croatia), Guy Hasson (Israel), Kaaron Warren (Australia/Fiji), and Jetse de Vries (Netherlands). VERDICT This literary window into the international world of imaginative fiction, the first in a new series, is sure to appeal to adventurous sf fans and readers of fiction in translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982159637
Publisher:
Apex Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
526,556
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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