These thirty extraordinary works encompass the expanding universe of speculative fiction, including hard and soft science fiction, fantasy, horror, and experimental and conventional literary fiction. This is the province of the mind -- where the possibilities are endless and anything can happen. And these are the authors whose work has shaped the evolution of science fiction and will continue to influence the genre for years to come. From the universally acclaimed Pushcart Prize winner Ursula K. Le Guin to the master of alternate history Harry Turtledove, from promising newcomer Laura Whitton to bestselling veteran Larry Niven. Writers in the tradition of Asimov and Heinlein -- and in ways completely their own. Handpicked by Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Al Sarrantonio to revolutionize and galvanize the field of speculative fiction, the tales in Redshift span the spectrum of creative thought and expression and take readers into the future...
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Table of Contents
|On K2 with Kanakaredes||3|
|What We Did That Summer||87|
|A Slow Saturday Night at the Surrealist Sporting Club||99|
|In the Un-Black||201|
|Burros Gone Bad||353|
|Ave de Paso||383|
|Billy the Fetus||461|
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Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is not Dangerous Visions. True, that is a tough standard for any book, and it is unfair to expect a book to hit that standard. Rather, if a review is going to start by comparing a book to Dangerous Visions it should only be if that is going to be a positive comparison.But, the editor of this collection asks for the comparison. The introduction lays out the editor¿s premise ¿ to make a Dangerous Visions for the new millennium. The editor begs the comparison. The collection falls more than short. This collection has some vision, but no danger. And, maybe more importantly, there is little memorable in the stories.I still vividly remember reading Dangerous Visions ¿ each story impacting me. Sometimes it was a positive impact, sometimes negative. But every story left an image. I can still look at the titles and be thrown back into those memorable stories. With the pages of Redshift there is nothing memorable. I look back at the titles and recall¿.nothing. It is not that they are bad stories, they are just not memorable. And that is a great sin when you have set your sights so high.Where it failed is hard to say. Was it that it takes an Ellisonesque approach to get the best out of people? Was it because this book seemed to lack new, groundbreaking authors? Was it that there just isn¿t anything dangerous to be said anymore?I refuse to believe the last is true. I think there are stories out there that shatter with skill. And I appreciate that the editor tried to do something more than collect new stories. But maybe the greatest failing of this collection is not that it didn¿t live up to the hype of being the next Dangerous Visions. Maybe the greater failing is that it became a collection of stories that were just¿okay.
The goals of REDSHIFT are to 'influence the course of SF for the next twenty-five years¿ and to pay homage to Harlan Ellison's world shattering 1960s anthology that contained stories considered taboo by most publishing companies. The lofty first objective of new grounds means little when most genre barriers have vanished. Still most of the stories are fun to read and well written as some prime players and a few newcomers provide overall strong contributions. If readers are looking for the new revolution, they need to wait, but if the audience desires a fine collection they will relish those tales that tried to meet the two stretch goals. Harriet Klausner