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“I am delighted to announce to the cover and Table of Contents for Aliens: Recent Encounters! It’s going to be a big one. The stories are all reprints, taking a wide variety of approaches to the alien theme.

It will be out in June!”

An Owomoyela – Frozen Voice
Ken Liu – The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
Catherynne M. Valente – Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy
Zen Cho – The Four Generations of Chang E
Vandana Singh – The Tetrahedon
Paul McAuley – The Man
Ursula K. Le Guin – Seasons of the Ansarac
Molly Gloss – Lambing Season
Desirina Boskovich – Celadon
Genevieve Valentine – Carthago Delenda Est
Caitlín R. Kiernan – I Am the Abyss and I Am the Light
Jamie Barras – The Beekeeper
Robert Reed – Noumenon
Elizabeth Bear – The Death of Terrestial Radio
Sofia Samatar – Honey Bear
Karin Lowachee – The Forgotten Ones
Jeremiah Tolbert – The Godfall’s Chemsong
Alastair Reynolds – For the Ages
Brooke Bolander – Sun Dogs
Nisi Shawl – Honorary Earthling
Samantha Henderson – Shallot
Sonya Taaffe – The Boy Who Learned How to Shudder
Eleanor Arnason – Knacksack Poems
Gitte Christensen – Nullipara
Indrapramit Das – muo-ka’s Child
Jeffrey Ford – The Dismantled Invention of Fate
Karin Tidbeck – Jagannath
Pervin Saket – Test of Fire
Nancy Kress – My Mother, Dancing
Greg van Eekhout – Native Aliens
Lavie Tidhar – Covenant
Yoon Ha Lee – A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

(Via: Aliens: Recent Encounters cover and TOC! | Alex Dally MacFarlane)

And this is form the callout for suggestions:

Under the countless billions of stars in the universe, what forms will alien life take? How will they live? And what will happen when we meet them?

Aliens: Recent Encounters collects answers to these questions from some of today’s best science fiction writers. From first encounters to life alongside aliens – and stories of the aliens’ own lives – here are many futures: violent and peaceful, star-spanning and personal. Only one thing is certain: alien life will defy our expectations.

I’ve seen few tweets like this one:


SF has a reputation for being very dry – so I’m guessing this is anything but? Is that right?

One Thought on “Coming In June: Aliens: Recent Encounters (Cover and TOC)

  1. I’ve read the stories by Liu and Tidbeck and like them both. You can read the Liu story online on Lightspeed Magazine’s website.

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