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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 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)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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John Joseph Adams is the best-selling editor of anthologies such as The Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination, Armored, and Under the Moons of Mars. He lives in Lompoc, CA.

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Sobri, February 16, 2013 (view all comments by Sobri)
An interesting mix of parallel world stories. Some stories involve portals and other methods of crossing over into other dimensions while some take place entirely in other dimensions which may or may not follow the laws of nature or physics. Fans of parallel world stories, such as those of Charles Stross (The Merchant Princes series) and SM Stirling (Conquistador) should find plenty of material to enjoy.
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ISBN:
9781597804332
Author:
Adams, John Joseph
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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