"The Apex Book of SF series has proven to be an excellent way to sample the diversity of world SFF and to broaden our understanding of the genre's potentials."
--Ken Liu, winner of the Hugo Award and author of The Grace of Kings
These stories run the gamut from science fiction, to fantasy, to horror. Some are translations (from German, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Swedish), and some were written in English. The authors herein come from Asia and Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their stories are all wondrous and wonderful, and showcase the vitality and diversity that can be found in the field. They are a conversation, by voices that should be heart. And once again, editor Lavie Tidhar and Apex Publications are tremendously grateful for the opportunity to bring them to our readers.
Table of Contents:
Introduction -- Lavie Tidhar
Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods -- Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Thailand)
A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight -- Xia Jia (China)
Act of Faith -- Fadzilshah Johanabos (Malaysia)
The Foreigner -- Uko Bendi Udo (Nigeria)
The City of Silence -- Ma Boyong (China)
Planetfall -- Athena Andreadis (Greece)
Jungle Fever -- Zulaikha Nurain Mudzor (Malaysia)
To Follow the Waves -- Amal El-Mohtar (Lebanon/Canada)
Ahuizotl -- Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas (Mexico)
The Rare Earth -- Biram Mboob (Gambia)
Spider's Nest -- Myra Çakan (Germany)
Waiting with Mortals -- Crystal Koo (Philippines)
Three Little Children -- Ange (France)
Brita's Holiday Village -- Karin Tidbeck (Sweden)
Regressions -- Swapna Kishore (India)
Dancing on the Red Planet -- Berit Ellingsen (Korea/Norway)
Cover art by Sophia Tuska.
Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama, The Violent Century and the forthcoming A Man Lies Dreaming. His novella “Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God” won a British Fantasy Award, and he is also the author of graphic novel Adolf Hitler’s “I Dream of Ants!” and forthcoming comics mini-series Adler. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel, and spent much of his adult life traveling around the world.