Thursday, September 1, 2011

Alien Contact Anthology Uncovered

Seventeen weeks, now -- and I have blogged about the first 17 stories to be included in my Alien Contact anthology, forthcoming from Night Shade Books in November. In fact, of those 17 stories, four of the stories were posted in their entirety, plus I included a link to the text of another story posted online elsewhere as well as a link to a podcast of a sixth story. Nine stories remain....

Here are the first 17 stories, plus the introduction, with links to their respective blog posts:

Introduction: "Beginnings..." by Marty Halpern

Story #1
: "The Thought War" by Paul McAuley

Story #2: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman [link to the entire story content online]

Story #3
: "Face Value" by Karen Joy Fowler

Story #4: "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove

Story #5: "The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything" by George Alec Effinger

Story #6: "I Am the Doorway" by Stephen King

Story #7
: "Recycling Strategies for the Inner City" by Pat Murphy

Story #8
: "The 43 Antarean Dynasties" by Mike Resnick [the complete story in three parts]

Story #9: "The Gold Bug" by Orson Scott Card

Story #10: "Kin" by Bruce McAllister [the complete story in two parts]

Story #11: "Guerrilla Mural of a Siren's Song" by Ernest Hogan [the complete story in three parts]

Story #12: "Angel" by Pat Cadigan

Story #13
: "The First Contact with the Gorgonids" by Ursula K. Le Guin

Story #14: "Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earl's" by Adam-Troy Castro

Story #15: "A Midwinter's Tale" by Michael Swanwick

Story #16: "Texture of Other Ways" by Mark W. Tiedemann [the complete story in three parts]

Story #17
: "To Go Boldly" by Cory Doctorow [link to a podcast of the entire story online]

Story #18 to be revealed real soon now....

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