Now firmly established as the benchmark anthology series of international speculative fiction, volume 4 of The Apex Book of World SF sees debut editor Mahvesh Murad bring fresh new eyes to her selection of stories.
"A truly unforgettable collection, showcasing the best of speculative fiction that the world has to offer."
"The fourth in a groundbreaking series highlighting international speculative fiction, ABWSF4 offers a fantastic introduction to some of the best writers alive today and encourages us to seek out more non-Anglophone works of spec fic."
—SFSignal.com, Rachel Cordasco
"Different styles of storytelling, different perspectives to what you might find western speculative fiction. Some have slow reveals, others get to the point. Some are subverted, others with the typical short-story reveal at the end. There really is something for everyone. Nothing seems tired or clichéd."
"If provoking a “sense of wonder” is one of the primary effects of the genre, there’s wonder and strangeness enough in the anthology, which also manages to elude the cozy middle-class trappings of privilege that usually make “standard” science fiction so boring and predictable."
—LA Review of Books
From Spanish steampunk and Italian horror to Nigerian science fiction and subverted Japanese folktales, from love in the time of drones to teenagers at the end of the world, the stories in this volume showcase the best of contemporary speculative fiction, wherever it’s written.
Cover art and design by Sarah Anne Langton.
"Important to the future of not only international authors, but the entire SF community."
"The Apex Book of World SF series is an excellent primer for any sci-fi reader trying to understand the field’s global reach." —The Guardian
TPB ISBN-13: 978-1937009335
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.
Mahvesh Murad is a book critic & recovering radio show host. She writes for multiple publications and hosts the Tor.com podcast Midnight in Karachi. She was born & raised in Karachi, Pakistan, where she still lives.