THE WORLD AND THE STARS

 

ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY STORIES

Twenty-four of the most exciting voices in genre fiction bring you the world and the stars, each in their own individual way.

 

Stories that explore the vast grandeur of the universe, worlds close to us, worlds far in the distance. Alternate Earths, colonies in the sky, engineered worlds, mystical battlegrounds, pirate seas, underground caverns, journeys in time and across the stars.

"These stories make the mind ponder the possibilities on how futuristic inventions can change the dynamics of the human race. "

 

"This compilation offers very different writing styles and approaches to the fantasy and sci-fi realms. A few of them definitely had a "Twilight Zone" type of feel. It gave a sense of reality, that something like this could happen, but will it? A couple had some twists, and the great thing is that if one story is not to your liking, then there are plenty more great concepts."

 

" Each author had their own unique style. Every story was visually creative & different."

 

"An excellent collection of stories, ranging from near-future reproductive politics to very hard far-future SF."

 

 

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Deborah Jay, at Eastercon 2015, talking a little about the anthology and how it came into being.

Excerpt from the editor's introduction

 

For the purposes of this anthology, the distinction between science fiction and fantasy did not interest me greatly. The imagination of the author is paramount, their purpose in telling the story, and the craft with which they execute their idea. One thing I felt compelled to contribute was a paragraph to introduce each story, to set the tone for the reader before they launch in. In a book as diverse as this one, I think it is helpful for the reader to know there is a guiding hand at work, to feel a sense of purpose in the way the stories have been arranged and that the journey is one for which there was indeed a map and a plan.

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword: Turning the Cards - Mike Ashley

 

Introduction - Chris Butler

 

Mitochondrial Mom - John Frizell

 

Ondralume - Tanith Lee

 

Substitutes - Colin P. Davies

 

Glittering Spires - Elizabeth Counihan

 

From the Point of View of the Dog - Daniel Kaysen

 

MS Found in a Kangian Wintercamp - Sue Thomason

 

The Battery Caverns - Nigel Brown

 

Dusking - Liz Williams

 

Golty’s Burrow - Paul Laville

 

Perfect Fit  -Deborah Jay

 

Ten Thousand Moons of Howling - Gareth Caradoc Owens

 

The Disappeared - Sarah Singleton

 

The Madness of Pursuit, the Desire of Lonely Hearts - Carmelo Rafala

 

We Shelter - Leigh Kennedy

 

Micro Expressions - Stephen Gaskell

 

Filtered - Jenny Davies

 

A Visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Évora, Portugal - Alex Robinson

 

Dark - Deirdre Counihan

 

The Return of Odysseus - Peter T. Garratt

 

The Court of High Renown - Cherith Baldry

 

Last Resting Place - Matt Colborn

 

Mayfly - Heather Lindsley

 

The Smart Minefield - Chris Butler

 

By Starlight - Rebecca J. Payne