Synopses & Reviews
Since its debut in 1996, Starlight
has been recognized as the leading SF and Fantasy original anthology series in the world. Stories from Starlight
have won the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and the Tiptree Award, and have been repeatedly honored by all of the field's "best of the year" collections. In Starlight 2
, award-winning editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden offers a serving of powerful, original fiction, from SF writers such as Jonathan Lethem, Ellen Kushner, David Langford, Susanna Clarke, Esther M. Friesner, and Ted Chiang.
Now Starlight returns with a second volume in trade paperback, featuring more of the strongest, most entertaining, and provocative SF and fantasy stories you will read anywhere this year, from authors like Jonathan Lethem, Ellen Kushner, David Langford, Susanna Clarke, Esther M. Friesner, Ted Chiang, and noted Argentine fantasist Angelica Gorodischer in her English-language debut, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Also included is Raphael Carter's "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation, " which won the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award on its publication in the hardcover edition of Starlight 2 -- the first short story to ever win the Tiptree Award without sharing the honor with a novel.
Acclaimed as the premier original anthology series in the field today, Starlight is a series for the same market that has made successes of the Year's Best Science Fiction and the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror volumes.
About the Author
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
is Senior Editor, Manager of Science Fiction, at Tor Books. He has worked in the science fiction field as an editor, reviewer, publisher, and in other capacities, since the mid-1970s. The Washington Post
has called him "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction."
His original anthology series Starlight has won the World Fantasy Award, while individual stories from it have won the Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. His other anthologies include the YA reprint collections New Skies and New Magics and Up. A frequent speaker at science fiction conventions and writing workshops, he also plays guitar with a variety of ensembles and maintains a popular weblog about politics and culture. He lives with his wife and collaborator, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Divided by Infinity/Robert Charles Wilson
Mrs. Mabb/Susanna Clarke
Lock Down/M. Shayne Bell
Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation/Raphael Carter
The House of Expectations/Martha Soukup
A Game of Consequences/David Langford
The Amount to Carry/Carter Scholz
The Death of the Duke/Ellen Kushner
Brown Dust/Esther M. Friesner
Access Fantasy/Jonathan Lethem
The End of A Dynasty/Angelica Gorodischer and Ursula K. Le Guin
Snow/Geoffrey A. Landis
Story of your Life/Ted Chiang
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