San Francisco : Night Shade Books, c2011
491 p. ; 23 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781597802819, 1597802816, 1597802816 :, Language:
Are we alone? From War of the Worlds to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, ET to Close Encounters, creators of science fiction have always eagerly speculated on just how the story of alien contact would play out. Editor Marty Halpern has gathered together some of the best stories of the last 30 years, by today's most exciting genre writers, weaving a tapestry that covers a broad range of scenarios: from the insidious, to the violent, to the transcendent
Introduction: Beginnings / The thought war / How to talk to girls at parties / Face value / The road not taken / The aliens who knew, I mean, everything / I am the doorway / Recycling strategies for the inner city / The 43 antarean dynasties / The gold bug / Kin / Guerrilla mural of a siren's song / Angel / The first contact with the gorgonids / Sunday night yams at Minnie and Earl's / A midwinter's tale / Texture of other ways / To go boldly / If nudity offends you / Laws of survival / What you are about to see / Amanda and the alien / Exo-skeleton town / Lambing season / Swarm / MAXO signals / Last contact /
Marty Halpern -- Paul McAuley -- Neil Gaiman -- Karen Joy Fowler -- Harry Turtledove -- George Alec Effinger -- Stephen King -- Pat Murphy -- Mike Resnick -- Orson Scott Card -- Bruce McAllister -- Ernest Hogan -- Pat Cadigan -- Ursula K. Le Guin -- Adam-Troy Castro -- Michael Swanwick -- Mark W. Tiedemann -- Cory Doctorow -- Elizabeth Moon -- Nancy Kress -- Jack Skillingstead -- Robert Silverberg -- Jeffrey Ford -- Molly Gloss -- Bruce Sterling -- Charles Stross -- Stephen Baxter
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