TOC: ‘Aliens: Recent Encounters’ Edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Editor Alex Dally MacFarlane has posted the cover and table of contents for her new Prime Books anthology Aliens: Recent Encounters, coming in June:

Here’s the book description:

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.

Here’s the spectacular table of contents…

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

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books (June 25, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1607013916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607013914