Speculative Horizons [hardcover] Ed by Patrick St Denis
Dust jacket by J.K. Potter
Speculative fiction is wide in scope and styles, and Speculative Horizons showcases the talent and storytelling skills of five of the genre’s most imaginative voices:
In C. S. Friedman’s “Soul Mate,” it’s love at first sight for Josie at the arts and crafts festival when she meets the handsome Stephan Mayeaux. It all sounds too good to be true until her newfound boyfriend starts to act strangely and unexplained occurrences begin to take place around her.
In Tobias S. Buckell’s “The Eve of the Fall of Habesh,” contragnartii Jazim must carry out one final assignment before the armies of the Sea People lay waste to the city he loves.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the universe of his bestselling Recluce saga in “The Stranger.” A young herder’s existence will be forever changed by the unexpected arrival of the black-clad man recounting tales of angels living on the summit of the Roof of the World.
In “Flint,” Brian Ruckley introduces us to a young and inexperienced shaman who must venture into the spirit world to discover the source of the sickness which afflicts his tribe before they are all wiped out.
Talk to any cop working for Homicide, Narcotics, or Vice, and they’ll tell you that they get the worst cases imaginable. But in Hal Duncan’s “The Death of a Love,” you realize that they have nothing on Erocide.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
Limited: 200 numbered copies, bound in leather, signed by all authors
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“This impressive anthology proves that good things come in small packages… The thoughts provoked by these stories will linger long after the reading is over, as will the book’s real-world effects: a portion of the profits will be donated to fund research into a cure for breast cancer.”
From SF Crowsnest:
“It’s good that decent short stories are still being written and good, too, that Subterranean Press publishes so many anthologies of both new and classic works. More power to them.”