The Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 Playlist: 18 songs to prepare you for preorders

I enjoy reading with musical accompaniment. I do this more with books, but a list of short fiction provides even more excitement, because I get to pick a song per story. What happens is that I end up enjoying each work as an experience of words and waves, of sound and story. So when I learnt the Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 was forthcoming (and currently open to preorders at an AUTOMATIC 25% OFF print and ebook if you click this link now), I took a peek into the TOC Jason spoke to Cristina (this volume's co-editor) about creating a playlist in anticipation.

Today, I'm sharing Cristina's playlist with you all. It means that when you get your copy of ABWSF5, not only do you get to dive head-first into this fresh, diverse collection, you get to experience it as a kaleidoscope of sound and story.

25% off on preorders with "WSF5" and story soundtracks? Hell yeah!

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The Apex Book of World SF Vol. 5 Playlist by Cris Jurado

(Also available as a YouTube playlist).

  1. "Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy" by The  for “A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Singapore) The Dø - Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy
  2. "Ava Adore" by The Smashing Pumpkins for “Accursed Lineage” by Daína Chaviano (Cuba, translated by Matthew D. Goodwin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWwvQKGjLI
  3. "Ain't got no, I got life" by Nina Simone for “Nkásht íí” by Darcie Little Badger (Lipan/Apache, First Nations) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5jI9I03q8E
  4. "Je pars mais je t'aime" by Mennel for “Ghostalker” by T.L. Huchu (Zimbabwe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLmW80oBJCE
  5. "All is full of love" by Bjork for “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii (Japan, translated by Jim Hubbert) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjI2J2SQ528
  6. "Dirty computer" by Janelle Monáe for  “Ambiguity Machines: An Examination” by Vandana Singh (India) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFK6k-pvXmI
  7. "Skandar Maalouf" by Mashrou' Leila for “Scenes from the life of an autocrat” by Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlThORsUDrw
  8. Ghost by Plastic Tree for “Our Dead World” by Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia, translated by Jessica Sequeira)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGleGmwVwY  
  9. "Voodoo in my blood" by Massive Attack for for “An Evolutionary Myth” by Bo-Young Kim (Korea, translated by Jihyun Park & Gord Sellar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElvLZMsYXlo
  10. "Palabra mi amor" by Shaka Ponk for “You will see the moon rise” by Israel Alonso (Spain, translated by Steve Redwood) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrLWo2QOsH4
  11. "Don't be so shy" by Imany for “The Barrette Girls” by Sara Saab (Lebanon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1_B-IKEufg
  12. "Gimme the power" by Molotov for “The Calculations of Artificials” by Chi Hui (China, translated by John Chu) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_r8O1JhzWA
  13. "Kif'n'dir" by Zaho for “El Cóndor del Machángara” by Ana Hurtado (Venezuela) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p30aN1DX_vA
  14. "Bliss" by Muse for “Alone, on the Wind” by Karla Schmidt (Germany, translated by Lara M. Harmon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqsWc8muj8
  15. "Come" by Jain for “The Seventh” by Eliza Victoria (Philippines) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDXOzr0GoA4
  16. "This is America" by Childish Gambino for “Screamers” by Tochi Onyebuchi (Nigeria) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY
  17. "River" by Ibeyi for “The Bois” by R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad & Tobago) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRAPIwsS5I&list=RDEMRz9FNcSPt4S8UkUsKLJUVA&start_radio=1
  18. "Game of Survival" by Ruelle for “Ugo” by Giovanni De Feo (Italy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5eYF9WiRI

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