Other Worlds Than These

Edition:
ISBN: 9781597804349
Year of publication: 2012

Other Worlds Than These


Author:
Carrie Vaughn
Stephen Baxter
Stephen King
Robert Silverberg
Pat Cadigan
John Joseph Adams
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Orson Scott Card
Ursula K Le Guin
Gregory Benford
George RR Martin
Kelly Link
Joyce Carol Oates
Ross E Lockhart
Alastair Reynolds
Lev Grossman
Paul McAuley
Catherynne M Valente
Tim Pratt
Paul Melko
Robert Reed
Seanan McGuire
John R Fultz
E Catherine Tobler
David Barr Kirtley
Yoon Ha Lee
Jeff VanderMeer
Mercurio D Rivera
Vandana Singh
William Alexander
Simon McCaffery
Christie Yant

Genre:
Science fiction


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Annotation:
OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE Stories of Parallel Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams “Go then, there are other worlds than these.” –Jake Chambers, to Roland Deschain of Gilead [from The Gunslinger by Stephen King] FOREWORD LEV GROSSMAN When I read The Chronicles of Narnia as a child, it didn’t so much introduce me to the idea that there was another world as confirm my already grave suspicions on the subject. Even at the tender age of eight I was—as I suspect you were, and are, if you’re reading this book—one of reality’s natural critics. Oh, I knew that the real world had its good points. One must be charitable after all. Candy, for example, and cats, and hot baths. But by and large the material was just a bit thin. The jokes weren’t funny, the catering was uneven, and the less said about one’s fellow players the better. I had a powerful urge to see what was on in the next theater over. Until I read The Lion, the Witch and the...

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