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What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, youll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds.

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Table of Contents

The Star H. G. Wells 1
Sultana's Dream Rokheya Shekhawat Hossain 9
The Triumph of Mechanics Karl Hans Strobl 17
The New Overworld Paul Scheerbart 25
Elements of Pataphysics Alfred Jarry 30
Mechanopolis Miguel de Unamuno 37
The Doom of Principal City Yefim Zozulya 41
The Comet W. E. B. Du Bois 53
The Fate of the Poseidonia Clare Winger Harris 62
The Star Stealers Edmond Hamilton 76
The Conquest of Gola Leslie F. Stone 98
A Martian Odyssey Stanley G. Weinbaum 108
The Last Poet and the Robots A. Merritt 124
The Microscopic Giants Paul Ernst 133
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Jorge Luis Borges 144
Desertion Clifford D. Simak 156
September 2005: The Martian Ray Bradbury 164
Baby HP Juan José Arreola 173
Surface Tension James Blish 176
Beyond Lies the Wub Philip K. Dick 215
The Snowball Effect Katherine Maclean 221
Prott Margaret St. Clair 230
The Liberation of Earth William Tenn 240
Let Me Live in a House Chad Oliver 252
The Star Arthur C. Clarke 270
Grandpa James H. Schmitz 275
The Game of Rat and Dragon Cordwainer Smith 290
The Last Question Isaac Asimov 300
Stranger Station Damon Knight 309
Sector General James White 325
The Visitors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky 354
Pelt Carol Emshwiller 365
The Monster Gérard Klein 373
The Man Who Lost the Sea Theodore Sturgeon 382
The Waves Silvina Ocampo 390
Plenitude Will Worthington 395
The Voices of Time J. G. Ballard 403
The Astronaut Valentina Zhuravlyova 424
The Squid Chooses Its Own Ink Adolfo Bioy Casares 436
2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 446
A Modest Genius Vadim Shefner 452
Day of Wrath Sever Gansovsky 462
The Hands John Baxter 478
Darkness André Carneiro 484
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman Harlan Ellison 491
Nine Hundred Grandmothers R. A. Lafferty 500
Day Million Frederik Pohl 508
Student Body F. L. Wallace 514
Aye, and Gomorrah Samuel R. Delany 527
The Hall of Machines Langdon Jones 534
Soft Clocks Yoshio Aramaki 542
Three from Moderan David R. Bunch 555
Let Us Save the Universe Stanislaw Lem 569
Vaster Than Empires and More Slow Ursula K. Le Guin 577
Good News from the Vatican Robert Silverberg 596
When It Changed Joanna Russ 602
And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side James Tiptree Jr. 608
Where Two Paths Cross Dmitri Bilenkin 615
Standing Woman Yasutaka Tsutsui 625
The IWM 1000 Alicia Yánez Cossío 632
The House of Compassionate Sharers Michael Bishop 636
Sporting with the Chid Barrington J. Bayley 655
Sandkings George R. R. Martin 667
Wives Lisa Tuttle 692
The Snake Who Had Read Chomsky Josephine Saxton 699
Reiko's Universe Box Kajio Shinji 712
Swarm Bruce Sterling 720
Mondocane Jacques Barbéri 736
Blood Music Greg Bear 740
Bloodchild Octavia E. Butler 755
Variation on a Man Pat Cadigan 768
Passing as a Flower in the City of the Dead S. N. Dyer 782
New Rose Hotel William Gibson 794
Pots C. J. Cherryh 802
Snow John Crowley 820
The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things Karen Joy Fowler 830
The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets Angélica Gorodischer 839
The Owl of Bear Island Jon Bing 846
Readers of the Lost Art Élizabeth Vonarburg 853
A Gift from the Culture Iain M. Banks 864
Paranamanco Jean-Claude Dunyach 875
Crying in the Rain Tanith Lee 886
The Frozen Cardinal Michael Moorcock 897
Rachel in Love Pat Murphy 905
Sharing Air Manjula Padmanabhan 924
Schwarzschild Radius Connie Willis 928
All the Hues of Hell Gene Wolfe 940
Vacuum States Geoffrey A. Landis 949
Two Small Birds Han Song 955
Burning Sky Rachel Pollack 961
Before I Wake Kim Stanley Robinson 969
Death Is Static Death Is Movement Misha Nogha 977
The Brains of Rats Michael Blumlein 991
Gorgonoids Leena Krohn 1002
Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ Kojo Laing 1008
The Universe of Things Gwyneth Jones 1016
The Remoras Robert Reed 1024
The Ghost Standard William Tenn 1044
Remnants of the Virago Crypto-System Geoffrey Maloney 1051
How Alex Became a Machine Stepan Chapman 1056
The Poetry Cloud Cixin Liu 1076
Story of Your Life Ted Chiang 1097
Craphound Cory Doctorow 1126
The Slynx Tatyana Tolstaya 1138
Baby Doll Johanna Sinisalo 1146

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PN6071.S33 B55 2016, PN6071.S33B55 2016

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xxxi, 1178 pages
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