By Lavie Tidhar
The Apex publication of worldwide SF edited via Lavie Tidhar, positive factors award-winning technological know-how fiction and myth brief tales from Asia, jap Europe and world wide.
The global of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers multiple nation, one continent, one tradition. gathered listed here are 16 tales penned via authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel, Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and different nations around the globe. every one tells a story breathtakingly giant and sundry, no matter if stuck within the ghosts of the prior or entangled in a postmodern age.
Among the spirits, expertise, and deep recesses of the human brain, tales abound. Kites sail to the celebrities, know-how transcends physics, and wheels cry out within the evening. thoughts come and move like fading echoes and a teach contains its passengers via greater than basic area and time. darkish and vibrant, attractive and haunting, the tales herein signify speculative fiction from a sampling of the best authors from round the world.
Table of Contents:
S.P. Somtow(Thailand) — “The chicken Catcher”
Jetse de Vries(Netherlands) — “Transcendence Express”
Guy Hasson (Israel) — “The Levantine Experiments”
Han music (China) — “The Wheel of Samsara”
Kaaron Warren (Australia/Fiji) — “Ghost Jail”
Yang Ping (China) — “Wizard World”
Dean Francis Alfar (Philippines) — “L’Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)”
Nir Yaniv (Israel) — “Cinderers”
Jamil Nasir (Palestine) — “The Allah Stairs”
Tunku Halim (Malaysia) — “Biggest Baddest Bomoh”
Aliette de Bodard (France) — “The misplaced Xuyan Bride”
Kristin Mandigma (Philippines) — “Excerpt from a Letter by way of a Social-realist Aswang”
Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia) — “An night within the urban Coffehouse, With Lydia on My Mind”
Anil Menon (India) — “Into the Night”
Mélanie Fazi (France, translated via Christopher Priest) — “Elegy”
Zoran Živković (Serbia, translated via Alice Copple-Tošić)—“Compartments”
(Note: electronic variation doesn't include the Zoran Živković's story)
Cover artwork and layout via Sarah Anne Langton.
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