Wastelands

Publié le par Sneed

L'ami John Joseph Adams, the Slush God du Magazine of Fantasy and Science-Fiction, vient d'annoncer une anthologie post apocalyptique qui m'a tout l'air d'être "MIAM" !!

Voici l'annonce :



WASTELANDS

edited by
John Joseph Adams

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are said to be the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse—Armageddon, The End of The World. In science fiction, the end of the world is usually triggered by other (or at least more specific) means: nuclear warfare, biological disaster (or warfare), ecological/geological disaster, or cosmological disaster. But in the wake of any great cataclysm, there are survivors—and post-apocalyptic science fiction speculates what life would be like for them.

The appeal of post-apocalyptic SF is obvious: it fulfills our taste for adventure, the thrill of discovery, the desire for a new frontier. It also allows us to start over from scratch, to wipe the slate clean and see what the world may have been like if we had known then what we know now.

But perhaps the sub-genre is best summed up by this quote from "The Manhattan Phone Book (Abridged)" by John Varley:

"We all love after-the-bomb stories. If we didn't, why would there be so many of them? There's something attractive about all those people being gone, about wandering in a depopulated world, scrounging cans of Campbell's pork and beans, defending one's family from marauders. Sure it's horrible, sure we weep for all those dead people. But some secret part of us thinks it would be good to survive, to start over."

Wastelands, a new post-apocalyptic reprint anthology forthcoming from Night Shade Books (Summer 2007, $14.95), contains stories that go beyond the "wandering," "scrounging," and "defending" that Varley describes above. What you will find here are tales of life in the aftermath; tales of survivors, yes—but tales that also explore what scientific, psychological, sociological, and physiological changes will take place in the wake of the apocalypse.

Editor John Joseph Adams is the assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a freelance writer. He writes reviews for Publishers Weekly and Intergalactic Medicine Show, and has published interviews, essays, and criticism in: Amazing Stories, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Kirkus, Locus Magazine, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, SCI FI Wire, Science Fiction Weekly, Strange Horizons, Subterannean Magazine, and Writer's Digest. For more information, visit his website at www.tuginternet.com/jja.

Table of Contents

* Dark, Dark Were the Tunnels by George R. R. Martin
Vertex, 1973
* The Fringe by Orson Scott Card
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1985 (Hugo/Nebula nominee)
* How We Got In Town and Out Again by Jonathan Lethem
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1996
* Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack by John Langan
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2007
* Never Despair by Jack McDevitt
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1997
* Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S. Buckell
Land/Space, 2002
* And the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Bear
SCI FICTION, 2005
* The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2004 (Hugo/Nebula nominee)
* Killers by Carol Emshwiller
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2006
* Still Life With Apocalypse by Richard Kadrey
The Infinite Matrix, 2002
* Bread and Bombs by M. Rickert
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2003
* Artie's Angels by Catherine Wells
Realms of Fantasy, 2001
* Mute by Gene Wolfe
World Horror Convention Program Book, 2002
* Inertia by Nancy Kress
Analog Science Fiction & Fact, 1990
* The Last of the O-Forms by James Van Pelt
Asimov's Science Fiction, 2002 (Nebula nominee)
* When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth by Cory Doctorow
Jim Baen's Universe, 2006
* The End of the World as We Know It by Dale Bailey
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2004 (Nebula nominee)
* Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus by Neal Barrett, Jr.
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1988 (Hugo & Nebula nominee)
* Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S. Buckell
Land/Space, 2002
* Judgment Passed by Jerry Oltion
Original to this volume, 2007.
* A Song Before Sunset by David Rowland Grigg
Beyond Tomorrow, 1976

J'ai déjà lu quelques une des nouvelles, et celles de Bacigalupi, M. Rickert sont à mon avis des futurs classiques.
Bacigalupi, particulièrement, qui nous montre une humanité génétiquement modifiée pour s'adapter à la pollution et à un environnement très dégradé. Un must !

Ah, et il a créé une page MySpace spécialement pour :
http://www.myspace.com/wastelandsanthology



Sneed

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