Check out the impressive table of contents for the anthology Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, coming later this year (November):
Here’s the book description:
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction’s greatest up-and-coming authors.
David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans’ first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what’s coming next in the science fiction field.
The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field’s major awards.
Once again, the finest short-form SF offerings of the year have been collected in a single volume.
With Year’s Best SF 18, acclaimed, award-winning editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell demonstrates the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of science fiction’s most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. In this anthology, prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible with some of the greatest tales of wonder published in 2012.
Tor.com quickly established itself as one of the web’s premiere online venues of high quality free fiction. Like they did last year, they are collecting some of the best stories from their archives during the last 12 months. And they’re offering for in DRM-Free, eBook format for the low, low price of nothing.
This past weekend, several speculative fiction luminaries gathered for An Evening in Honor of Gene Wolfe, a night to honor the man himself. I wish I could have been there, but since I couldn’t be, this video of the festivities, taken by William Shunn, will have to suffice.
“DC Comics is being renamed DC Entertainment, and will as such focus on all media, not just comics.” [via Topless Robot]
Halo-8 Entertainment has slated Matt Pizzolo and Brian Giberson to create an “illustrated film” adaptation in early 2010 of Xombie; Reanimated, a horror/sci-fi adventure comic book created by James Farr, published by Devil’s Due Publishing.