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Ge of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera time travel hard SF alien invasion near future dystopia fantasy grimdark sword and sorcery contemporary urban fantasy steampunk alternative history and horror zombies vampires and the occult and supernatural and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller a national bestseller or a Hugo or Nebula award winner we are committed to publishing uality books from a diverse group of autho. The 15 short stories in here are a hodge podge of science fiction and fantasy stories biased towards fantasyparanormal than science fiction some of which provided a ha moments whilst others left me puzzled I d say there were overall a ha stories than puzzling ones The few I really liked were Bad Luck Trouble Death and Vampire Sex Garth NixWell what can I say I initially picked up this book because I saw his name on the cover Gardner a bumbling wizard somehow kills his adopted grandmother the most powerful witch ueen in the nether world by sheer accident Now on the run Gardner with the help of Gurl the gargoyle that used to sit above Granny s office desk must figure out what s really going on The story is laugh out loud funny Its series of comedic errors would have made perfect reading for teens except for its preoccupation with vampire sex Then again after twilight who cares about vampire sex Toother Terry DowlingSomeone has been killing women and stealing their teeth and Peter a psychic is the only one with leads to this terrible murderer that spans decades Toother is a little dark slightly reminiscent of Criminal Minds The Transformation of Targ Paul Brandon and Jack DannWhat happens when the Mighty Revenant Overlord Targ Destroyer of Mordane and Ruler of Hellinor doesn t want to be evil any He goes to consult Hiram Hirsch Consultant to Evil that s what The story is light entertaining and brilliantly written

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Eclipse 1 New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ction and Fantasy gathers together new science fiction and fantasy stories by the best writers working today You can see that in Eclipse 1 which features extraordinary tales by Peter S Beagle Jack Dann Paul Brandon Terry Dowling Andy Duncan Jeffrey Ford Kathleen Ann Goonan Eileen Gunn Gwyneth Jones Ellen Klages Maureen F McHugh Garth Nix Lucius Shepard Bruce Sterling and Ysabeau S WilceSkyhorse Publishing under our Night Shade and Talos imprints is proud to publish a broad ran. The editor states that his goal for this anthology was to recreate the spirit of the original anthology series of the 1960s and 1970s using contemporary types of stories The cover calls it New Science Fiction and Fantasy and while there is uite a bit of the fantasy there is precious little of the science fiction Most of the writers are big names in post 1980s science fiction and fantasy The stories in this series did not for the most part catch my fancy Two of them the first one by Andy Duncan and the last by Lucius Shepard were neither science fiction nor fantasy but just plain old ordinary fiction The few science fiction stories apart from one were all near future neo realist pieces that thus also had the feeling of being plain old fiction Kathleen Ann Goonan s Electric Rains was typical in this regard about a girl in a post apocalyptic Washington DC trying to take her grandmother s dead body to the cemetery without herself getting killed A good number of the stories are urban fantasies with a slightly satirical edge to them Bad Luck Trouble Death and Vampire Sex by Garth Nix is typical of these amusing pieces about a man on the run hopping through dimensions using some off kilter magic Peter S Beagle s The Last and Only or Mr Moskowitz Becomes French is another amusingly off kilter piece this one about a Jewish American who becomes French than French people to the dismay of his long suffering wife The Tansformation of Targ by Paul Brandon and Jack Dann to me was the most amusing of these It tells about an evil War Lord from a hellish dimension who is seeking career advice because well he just doesn t feel like being evil any The one story of science fiction that really stretches the imagination is Bruce Sterling s The Lustration an intriguingly different take on the Gaia hypothesis on a planet where the humans are lizard bird people who have developed a sophisticated computer technology based on the principles of the abacus The remaining stories are competently written but to my taste lacked imaginative flair In sum the collection has decent reading but feels too close to home

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An eclipse is a rare and unusual event when the world is transformed and the sky becomes a dark eldritch thing It's a time when anything could happen when any kind of story just might be true That sense of the strange and wonderful guides Eclipse New Science Fiction and Fantasy the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology series edited by acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan Set to become a major event on the science fiction and fantasy calendarEclipse New Science Fi. A speculative fiction anthology whose theme appears to be stories Jonathan Strahan liked I don t always like what Jonathan Strahan likes A few notes in no particular orderBruce Sterling The Lustration Sentient planet computer made entirely of wood Kind of Ted Chiang lite which still leaves it pretty interesting though with whispers of some weird gender issuesJeffrey Ford The Drowned Life and Peter S Beagle The Last and Only or Mr Moscowitz Becomes French You know when a story is good in an objective sense evocative creative all that but you don t actually like it YeahYsabeau S Wilce uartermaster Returns Huh Okay apparently I really need to be reading her novelsKathleen Ann Goonan Electric Rains Post apocalypse Washington DC Interesting and rich but just not uite there yetMargo Lanagan She Creatures Oookay whateverGarth Nix Bad Luck Trouble Death and Vampire Sex Cute and funny and interesting but ultimately majority fluff Terry Dowling Toother Gah Creepy in the very good wayEileen Gunn Up the Fire Road Speculative fiction goes to the Springer Show eyeroll Really Must we


10 thoughts on “Eclipse 1 New Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. says:

    45 starsA generally excellent collection of SF stories from 2007 running the gamut of speculative fiction but with a distinct slant toward the left field and downright weird 'Toother' by Terry Dowling is a weird psychic murder mystery brilliant but let down by a rushed denouement I thought while Jeffrey Ford's 'The Drowned Life' and

  2. says:

    I honestly don't even know why I have this A collection of stories from writers that I wasn't entirely familiar with of the names on the cover at the time I probably had read stories by Bruce Sterling and had at least heard

  3. says:

    A speculative fiction anthology whose theme appears to be 'stories Jonathan Strahan liked' I don't always like what Jonathan Strahan likes A few notes in no particular orderBruce Sterling The Lustration Sentient planet computer made entirely of wood Kind of Ted Chiang lite which still leaves it pretty interesting though with whispers of some weird gender issuesJeffrey Ford The Drowned Life and Peter S Beagle

  4. says:

    The editor states that his goal for this anthology was to recreate the spirit of the original anthology series of the 196

  5. says:

    A very mixed bag many poordull a few uite good but overall disappointing

  6. says:

    horror than i expected

  7. says:

    First posted on SF Crowsnest April 2009In his introduction editor Jonathan Strahan points out that he was looki

  8. says:

    Eclipse 1 is a good not great anthology of speculative née science fiction and fantasy rather new weird short stories edited by Jonathan Strahan My good not great may be stemming from my disappointment that there was new weirdfantasy than there was science fiction† but there were still uite a few big wins in the pile

  9. says:

    The 15 short stories in here are a hodge podge of science fiction and fantasy stories biased towards fantasyparanormal than science fiction some of which provided a ha moments whilst others left me puzzled I'd say there were overall a ha stories than puzzling ones The few I really liked were Bad Luck Trouble Dea

  10. says:

    Who wouldn't want to read something with a title like that? I mean come on BAD LUCK TROUBLE DEATH AND VAMPIRE SEX? Sounds FABULOUS'“Oh yeah” I said I’d forgotten I was a wizard too a green wizard not a somewhat sorcerous private eye with a proclivity for bizarre sex and firearms' This a very short story but amusing nevertheless There's just something perfect about a conspiracy to seize the crown centering around

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