Nicely complements the Strahan/Dozois New Space Opera anthology series, starting with several stories of the contemporary, speculative type.
A claimant to the throne has no belief in God. But what if God has belief in him?
Daniel Abraham. The Curandero and the Swede : a Tale from the 1001 American Nights.
Lisa Goldstein. Finding Beauty. Fairy Tale which looks at the Sleeping Beauty story from Prince
For me the issue gets progressively stronger, with the earlier stories not quite doing it for me to any great extent.
A strong collection of stories by Cory Doctorow, Daniel Abraham and Susan Fry, David Marusek, Jack Skillingstead, James Patrick Kelly, John Varley, Lawrence Person, Tom Purdom.
Robert Silverberg. The Second Wave. This is introduced as another in the author’s Via Roma
Oracles. Robert Reed. One of the reasons why I started summarising short SF stories I
Moby Quilt. Eleanor Arnason. Another formulaic Lydia Duluth story which gets perilously close to plot
Reflections. Robert Silverberg. Silverberg’s editorial wryly comments on poor grammar and on the latest haute
The third in the Solaris series hits the street just as the word on those
Stories by : Ted Chiang, Peter S. Beagle, Charles Stross, Greg Egan, Daryl Gregory, Jeffrey Ford, Holly Black, Ted Kosmatka, Alex Irvine, Daniel Abraham, Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, Theodore Goss, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Ken Macleod, Susan Palwick, Michael Swanwick, M. Rickert, Tony Daniel, Elizabeth Hand, Chris Roberson, Elizabeth Bear, Kelly Link.
Stories by : Bradley Denton, Charles Stross, Daniel Abraham, Eleanor Arnason, Gardner Dozois, George RR Martin, Gregory Feeley, Ian McDowell, James Patrick Kelly, Judith Berman, Patricia A. McKillip, Stephen Baxter.
Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.