Million Writers Award: The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy

Million Writers Award: The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Jason Sanford
     
 

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For nearly a decade the Million Writers Award has honored the best fiction published in online magazines and journals. Now collected for the first time are the most exciting science fiction and fantasy stories recognized by this award. Some of these authors are well-known from print magazines and books; others have only published online. But all of them are reshaping

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For nearly a decade the Million Writers Award has honored the best fiction published in online magazines and journals. Now collected for the first time are the most exciting science fiction and fantasy stories recognized by this award. Some of these authors are well-known from print magazines and books; others have only published online. But all of them are reshaping the science fiction and fantasy world. Read these groundbreaking stories and you’ll understand why online genre magazines are the place to find today’s most vital and challenging fiction.

Million Writers Award: The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy includes stories by N. K. Jemisin, Saladin Ahmed, Rachel Swirsky, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Aliette de Bodard, Richard Bowes, Lavie Tidhar, Hannu Rajaniemi, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more.

Publishers Weekly - Starred review

Sanford, editor of the online literary journal storySouth, assembles a remarkable collection of science fiction and fantasy works, all originally published online and heralded in storySouth’s annual Million Writers Award contest (some are winners, others finalists and notables). ...Many of these stories have earned other awards and nominations, and they prove that online journals and magazines deserve readers’ respect and attention. (June)

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Sanford, editor of the online literary journal storySouth, assembles a remarkable collection of science fiction and fantasy works, all originally published online and heralded in storySouth’s annual Million Writers Award contest (some are winners, others finalists and notables). New York City is the setting for Richard Bowes’s haunting post-9/11 “There’s a Hole in the City” and N. K. Jemisin’s “Non-Zero Probabilities,” where to know the odds is to fear them. “The Faithful Soldier, Prompted” by Saladin Ahmed is a futuristic folk tale of love and desperation with a warm, old-fashioned feel, while Adam-Troy Castro’s chilling “Arvies” envisions a world where only the unborn have rights. Alaya Dawn Johnson’s “A Song to Greet the Sun” explores the grim circumstances behind an honor killing, and Jenny Williams’s “The Fisherman’s Wife” and Catherynne M. Valente’s “Urchins, While Swimming” offer fresh insights into selkies and rusalka. Many of these stories have earned other awards and nominations, and they prove that online journals and magazines deserve readers’ respect and attention. (June)
Publisher's Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Starred review

Sanford, editor of the online literary journal storySouth, assembles a remarkable collection of science fiction and fantasy works, all originally published online and heralded in storySouth’s annual Million Writers Award contest (some are winners, others finalists and notables). ...Many of these stories have earned other awards and nominations, and they prove that online journals and magazines deserve readers’ respect and attention. (June

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976846987
Publisher:
Spotlight Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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