When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that Lavie Tidhar was planning a follow up to his 2009 anthology The Apex Book of World SF.
Then I saw this.
An expedition to an alien planet; Lenin rising from the dead; a superhero so secret he does not exist; in The Apex Book of World SF 2, World Fantasy Award nominated editor Lavie Tidhar brings together a unique collection of stories from around the world. Quiet horror from Cuba and Australia; surrealist fantasy from Russia and epic fantasy from Poland; near-future tales from Mexico and Finland, or cyberpunk from South Africa: in this anthology one gets a glimpse of the complex and fascinating world of genre fiction – from all over our world.Also included was the full Table of Contents:
- “Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life” - Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
- “Mr. Goop” - Ivor W. Hartmann
- “Trees of Bone” - Daliso Chaponda
- “The First Peruvian in Space” - Daniel Salvo (translated by Jose B. Adolph)
- “Eyes in the Vastness of Forever” - Gustavo Bondoni
- “The Tomb” - Chen Qiufan (translated by the author)
- “The Sound of Breaking Glass” - Joyce Chng
- “A Single Year” - Csilla Kleinheincz (translated by the author)
- “The Secret Origin of Spin-Man” - Andrew Drilon
- “Borrowed Time” - Anabel Enríquez Piñeiro (translated by Daniel W. Koon)
- “Branded” - Lauren Beukes
- “December 8th” - Raúl Flores (translated by Daniel W. Koon)
- “Hungry Man” - Will Elliott
- “Nira and I” - Shweta Narayan
- “Nothing Happened in 1999” - Fábio Fernandes
- “Shadow” - Tade Thompson
- “Shibuya no Love” - Hannu Rajaniemi
- “Maquech” - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- “The Glory of the World” - Sergey Gerasimov
- “The New Neighbours” - Tim Jones
- “From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7” - Nnedi Okorafor
- “The Slows” - Gail Hareven (translated by Yaacov Jeffrey Green)
- “Zombie Lenin” - Ekaterina Sedia
- “Electric Sonalika” - Samit Basu
- “The Malady” - Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by Wiesiek Powaga)
- “A Life Made Possible Behind The Barricades” - Jacques Barcia
The Apex Book of World SF 2 is scheduled for publication in April of 2012 but if you preorder now, you can pick up the first volume for just $5 (also the current Kindle Price).
Has anyone read any of the other authors on this list? Any favorites?