In The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 3, editor Lavie Tidhar collects short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors from Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe.
Listed as one of NPR's Best Books of 2014
"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) (Read for free!)
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 — Ika Koeck (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)
"This is a great collection which offers viewpoints from a galaxy that has become more diverse."
--San Francisco Book Review
About the Editor:
Lavie Tidhar is the author of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning A Man Lies Dreaming, the World Fantasy Award winning Osama and of the critically-acclaimed The Violent Century. His other works include the Bookman Histories trilogy, several novellas, two collections and a forthcoming comics mini-series, Adler. He currently lives in London.