Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: 30th Anniversary Anthology

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This retrospective anniversary anthology showcases thirty years of top-notch stories published in the legendary magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction. Asimov’s was founded in 1977. As one of science fiction’s most influential and prolific writers, Isaac Asimov wanted to provide a home for new SF writers—a new magazine that young writers could break into. Asimov’s Science Fiction remains that home as well as the publisher of some of the field’s best-known authors.
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Overview


This retrospective anniversary anthology showcases thirty years of top-notch stories published in the legendary magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction. Asimov’s was founded in 1977. As one of science fiction’s most influential and prolific writers, Isaac Asimov wanted to provide a home for new SF writers—a new magazine that young writers could break into. Asimov’s Science Fiction remains that home as well as the publisher of some of the field’s best-known authors.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A truly extraordinary sampler of tales.... Every piece in this superlative collection is a nugget of pure science-fiction gold.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A gem, and a credit to editor Williams.”
Booklist

“From John Varley’s 1977 look at a new kind of ‘Air Raid’ to Robert Reed’s 2006 dissection of a fictitious and ominously portentous short-lived TV-series (‘Eight Episodes’), the 17 stories in this collection span the 30-year period since the late Isaac Asimov first published the magazine that bears his name and stands for the best in current SF and visionary fiction. Including stories by Robert Silverberg, Octavia Butler, Mike Resnick, Ursula Le Guin, and other genre standouts, this volume belongs in most SF or short-fiction collections.”
Library Journal

“The good folk at Tachyon Publications have done a fine job producing this handsome book and are to be commended, as is editor Sheila Williams for her introductory remarks...”
Tangent

“Weighty and memorable emotional punches.”
Spiral Galaxy

Tangent
A fine job producing this handsome book . . . to be commended, as is editor Sheila Williams.
Booklist
A gem and a credit to editor Williams.
Spiral Galaxy
Weighty and memorable emotional punches.
Publishers Weekly

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Asimov's Science Fiction, Williams, editor of Asimov'sand Analogfor 25 of those 30 years, has compiled a truly extraordinary sampler of tales, including "Air Raid" (1977) by John Varley (writing as Herb Boehm), an oft-imitated story about time travelers trying to save the human race, and Robert Reed's "Eight Episodes" (2006), a Hugo-nominated tale of a short-lived TV series that turns out to be a message from an alien race. Every piece in this superlative collection is a nugget of pure science fiction gold. (July)

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Library Journal

From John Varley's 1977 look at a new kind of "Air Raid" to Robert Reed's 2006 dissection of a fictitious and ominously portentous short-lived TV-series ("Eight Episodes"), the 17 stories in this collection span the 30-year period since the late Isaac Asimov first published the magazine that bears his name and stands for the best in current sf and visionary fiction. Including stories by Robert Silverberg, Octavia Butler, Mike Resnick, Ursula Le Guin, and other genre standouts, this volume belongs in most sf or short fiction collections.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892391476
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 872,063
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author


Sheila Williams is the Hugo Award–winning editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction. She started her career at Asimov’s in 1982 and served as the executive editor of Analog from 1998 until 2004. Williams has edited or co-edited more than twenty anthologies.
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Table of Contents


Introduction   Sheila Williams (2007)     13
Air Raid   John Varley (1977)     19
The Time of the Burning   Robert Silverberg (1982)     33
Speech Sounds   Octavia E. Butler (1983)     51
Dinner in Audoghast   Bruce Sterling (1985)     65
Robot Dreams   Isaac Asimov (1986)     77
Glacier   Kim Stanley Robinson (1988)     83
Cibola   Connie Willis (1990)     105
The Happy Man   Jonathan Lethem (1991)     123
Over There   Mike Resnick (1991)     165
Ether, OR   Ursula K. Le Guin (1995)     187
Flying Lessons   Kelly Link (1996)     211
Itsy Bitsy Spider   James Patrick Kelly (1997)     235
Ancient Engines   Michael Swanwick (1999)     249
Lobsters   Charles Stross (2001)     259
Only Partly Here   Lucius Shepard (2003)     287
The Children of Time   Stephen Baxter (2005)     313
Eight Episodes   Robert Reed (2006)     329
About the Authors     341
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