Other Worlds Than These

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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 ...

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Overview


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.

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Anthologist Adams (Armored) presents readers with a wide variety of alternate Earths, some only slightly askew and others completely unfamiliar. Some characters are unwilling explorers, such as an astronaut dragged through one world after another in Stephen Baxter’s opener, “Moon Six.” Some travel out of duty, like the soldiers of an America that is the multiworlds’ policeman in Paul McAuley’s “A Brief Guide to Other Histories.” A newly widowed husband in Alastair Reynolds’s “Signal to Noise” reality-skips to say things left unsaid, while the heroine of Carrie Vaughn’s “Of Swords and Horses” answers a call of need ignored by others. The confused can be assisted by Mercurio D. Rivera’s increasingly variant advice column in “Dear Annabehls.” 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. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804332
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,367,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


John Joseph Adams is the best-selling editor of anthologies such as The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Armored, and Under the Moons of Mars. He lives in Lompoc, CA.
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  • Posted August 14, 2012

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    Some gems in here - worth reading

    First and foremost I would like to thank Night Sky Books for letting me read and review this book for them. Short story collections can be hard to judge fairly on any kind of rigid scale, because it is rare that a reader will find every story equally good or bad. I have given each story its own 1-5 rating and then used the average (rounded to the nearest whole number – 3.20) as the rating for the book as a whole. I would recommend this collection to any fantasy or science fiction fans, some of the stories were truly magical. This book is not a light read, and that is certainly not a bad thing…unless you were expecting a light read. Most of these stories are designed to make you think long and hard, and think hard you will. Unfortunately my story-by-story review is far too large for the character limit here on B & N, but there are some fantastic stories in this collection, as well as some incredibly bad ones. It's worth picking up though, as I always think it's fun to discover new writers that I might not have read otherwise.

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