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TOC: ‘Other Worlds Than These’ Edited by John Joseph Adams

Editor John Joseph Adams has posted the table of contents for his upcoming (July 3, 2012) anthology Other Worlds Than These:

First, here’s the book description:

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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from The Golden Compass to 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.

And here’s the table of contents (check out that spectacular lineup!):

  1. “Moon Six” by Stephen Baxter
  2. “A Brief Guide to Other Histories” by Paul McAuley
  3. “Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage” by Seanan McGuire
  4. “An Empty House With Many Doors” by Michael Swanwick
  5. “Twenty-Two Centimeters” by Gregory Benford
  6. “Ana’s Tag” by William Alexander
  7. “Nothing Personal” by Pat Cadigan
  8. “The Rose Wall” by Joyce Carol Oates
  9. “The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria” by John R. Fultz
  10. “Ruminations in an Alien Tongue” by Vandana Singh
  11. “Ten Sigmas” by Paul Melko
  12. “Magic for Beginners” by Kelly Link
  13. “[A Ghost Samba]” by Ian McDonald
  14. “The Cristobal Effect” by Simon McCaffrey
  15. “Beyond Porch and Portal” by E. Catherine Tobler
  16. “Signal to Noise” by Alastair Reynolds
  17. “Porridge on Islac” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  18. “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King
  19. “The Ontological Factor” by David Barr Kirtley
  20. “Dear Annabehls” by Mercurio D. Rivera
  21. “The Goat Variations” by Jeff Vandermeer
  22. “The Lonely Songs of Laren Door” by George R. R. Martin
  23. “Of Swords and Horses” by Carrie Vaughn
  24. “Impossible Dreams” by Tim Pratt
  25. “Like Minds” by Robert Reed
  26. “The City of Blind Delight” by Catherynne M. Valente
  27. “Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain” by Yoon Ha Lee
  28. “Angles” by Orson Scott Card
  29. “The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories” by Christie Yant
  30. “Trips” by Robert Silverberg

There’s also a Foreword by Lev Grossman, an Introduction by the editor, and a For Further Reading section by Ross Lockhart.

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3 Comments on TOC: ‘Other Worlds Than These’ Edited by John Joseph Adams

  1. Yes. A very good lineup. A wide ranging one. You don’t normally find Stephen Baxter and Cat Valente within a light year of each other…

  2. Jeff VanderMeer // April 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm //

    Yes, cool line-up!

    Paul–Baxter and Valente also both appeared in Steampunk Reloaded.


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