Next week, Fanucci is due to publish IL GRANDE LIBRO DELLA FANTASCIENZA MONDIALE, the Italian edition of THE BEST OF WORLD SF, Vol.1. Edited by Lavie Tidhar, it’s a fantastic collection of science fiction stories by authors from around the world. Here’s the synopsis…
Il grande libro della fantascienza mondiale” riunisce ventisei storie provenienti da tutto lo spettro della fantascienza – leggerai di robot, astronavi e viaggi nel tempo, oltre a cose davvero strane – che rappresentano ventuno Paesi e quattro continenti. Lavie Tidhar ha selezionato racconti che spaziano da autori esordienti e mai sentiti prima ad altri vincitori di premi, in ogni momento della loro carriera.
Questi i Paesi rappresentati: Francia, Cina, Singapore, Botswana, Nigeria, India, Giappone, Italia, Cuba, Regno Unito, Brasile, Trinidad e Tobago, Spagna, Messico, Finlandia, Israele, Islanda, Russia, Ghana, Sudafrica, Svezia e Malesia.
Gli autori, quattordici donne e dodici uomini sono Aliette de Bodard, Chen Qiufan, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Chinelo Onwualu, Vandana Singh, Han Song, Ng Yi-Sheng, Taiyo Fujii, Francesco Verso, Malena Salazar Maciá, Tade Thompson, Fabio Fernandes, R.S.A. Garcia, Cristina Jurado, Gerardo Horacio Porcayo, Hannu Rajaniemi, Nir Yaniv, Emil Hjörvar Petersen, Ekaterina Sedia, Kuzhali Manickavel, Kofi Nyameye, Lauren Beukes, Karin Tidbeck, Silvia Moreno-Garcia e Zen Cho.
The English-language edition is published in the UK and North America by Head of Zeus. Here’s the synopsis…
The future is coming. It knows no bounds, and neither should science fiction.
They say the more things change the more they stay the same. But over the last hundred years, science fiction has changed. Vibrant new generations of writers have sprung up across the globe, proving the old adage false. From Ghana to India, from Mexico to France, from Singapore to Cuba, they draw on their unique backgrounds and culture, changing the face of the genre one story at a time.
Prepare yourself for a journey through the wildest reaches of the imagination, to visions of Earth as it might be and the far corners of the universe. Along the way, you will meet robots and monsters, adventurers and time travellers, rogues and royalty.
In The Best of World SF, award-winning author Lavie Tidhar acts as guide and companion to a world of stories, from never-before-seen originals to award winners, from twenty-three countries and seven languages. Because the future is coming and it belongs to us all.
Here’s the full table of contents…
- ‘Immersion’ by Aliette de Bodard
- ‘Debtless’ by Chen Qiufan (trans. from Chinese by Blake Stone-Banks)
- ‘Fandom for Robots’ by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
- ‘Virtual Snapshots’ by Tlotlo Tsamaase
- ‘What The Dead Man Said’ by Chinelo Onwualu
- ‘Delhi’ by Vandana Singh
- ‘The Wheel of Samsara’ by Han Song (trans. from Chinese by the author)
- ‘Xingzhou’ by Yi-Sheng Ng
- ‘Prayer’ by Taiyo Fujii (trans. from Japanese by Kamil Spychalski)
- ‘The Green Ship’ by Francesco Verso (trans. from Italian by Michael Colbert)
- ‘Eyes of the Crocodile’ by Malena Salazar Maciá (trans. from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei)
- ‘Bootblack’ by Tade Thompson
- ‘The Emptiness in the Heart of all Things’ by Fabio Fernandes
- ‘The Sun From Both Sides’ by R.S.A. Garcia
- ‘Dump’ by Cristina Jurado (trans. from Spanish by Steve Redwood)
- ‘Rue Chair’ by Gerardo Horacio Porcayo (trans. from Spanish by the author)
- ‘His Master’s Voice’ by Hannu Rajaniemi
- ‘Benjamin Schneider’s Little Greys’ by Nir Yaniv (trans. from Hebrew by Lavie Tidhar)
- ‘The Cryptid’ by Emil H. Petersen(trans. from Icelandic by the author)
- ‘The Bank of Burkina Faso’ by Ekaterina Sedia
- ‘An Incomplete Guide…’ by Kuzhali Manickavel
- ‘The Old Man with The Third Hand’ by Kofi Nyameye
- ‘The Green’ by Lauren Beukes
- ‘The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir’ by Karin Tidbeck
- ‘Prime Meridian’ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- ‘If At First You Don’t Succeed’ by Zen Cho