Solaris Rising 2: Norman Spinrad, Nancy Kress, Paul Cornell etc

Ian Whates

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I'm delighted to announce that a second volume of the Solaris Rising anthology (edited by yours truly) is released on March 26th, 2013.

The ToC is:

  1. Introduction (Ian Whates)
  2. “Tom” by Paul Cornell
  3. “More” by Nancy Kress
  4. “Shall Inherit” by James Lovegrove
  5. “Feast and Famine” by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  6. “Whatever Skin You Wear” by Eugie Foster
  7. “Pearl in the Shell” by Neil Williamson
  8. “The Time Gun” by Nick Harkaway
  9. “When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  10. “Bonds” by Robert Reed
  11. “Ticking” by Allen Steele
  12. “Before Hope” by Kim Lakin-Smith
  13. “The Spires of Greme” by Kay Kenyon
  14. “Manmade” by Mercurio D. Rivera
  15. “The Circle of Least Confusion” by Martin Sketchley
  16. “Far Distant Suns” by Norman Spinrad
  17. “The Lighthouse” by Liz Williams
  18. “The First Dance” by Martin McGrath
  19. “Still Life with Skull” by Mike Allen
  20. “With Fate Conspire” by Vandana Singh


I'm really pleased with the variety and quality of the stories in the book, and excited to see it released into the wild. :)
 

Fried Egg

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Great! :)

Lots of new authors I don't recognise and few of my favourite new SF authors. I can't wait to read it.
 

Ian Whates

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Great! :)

Lots of new authors I don't recognise and few of my favourite new SF authors. I can't wait to read it.
Thanks, FE... You know me, that's exactly the sort of blend I enjoy putting together: proven talent mixed with exciting new blood. :)
 

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I'm really looking forward to this. The first was the best anthology i've read in a long time, and I've said so on these forums more than once.:)

I would also recommend Solaris Rising 1.5, if you have a Kindle or other E-reader.
 

Ian Whates

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I'm really looking forward to this. The first was the best anthology i've read in a long time, and I've said so on these forums more than once.:)

I would also recommend Solaris Rising 1.5, if you have a Kindle or other E-reader.
Thank you, zaltys13; that's very kind of you to say. I was delighted by the reaction of Gardner Dozois and others to SR1.5, particularly as its release went almost unheralded and I reckon there are a couple of real gems in there.

Your support is greatly appreciated. I'm confident that SR2 won't disappoint, either.

(Whispers very quietly... And I'm just about to start work on Solaris Rising 3.) :)
 
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Ian Whates

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Now I'm not always the world's greatest fan of couriers, but... This latest one is all right! :D

After days of seeing messages and pictures on Facebook and elsewhere from contributors proudly proclaiming that their copies have arrived, I finally get to hold the book myself... And 'tis a thing of beauty.


 

Ian Whates

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I can't wait...so I pre-order my copy.
Thanks FE; a wise move! :)

The London launch went very well last night.

From l to r: Martin Sketchley, Paul Cornell, James Lovegrove, Mercurio D Rivera, Adrian Tchaikovsky... Clearly whatever I'd just said was highly amusing; hopefully, it was intended to be. :rolleyes:
 

Gary Compton

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Great video. very entertaining.

Have you thought of having your own show. "Friday nights with Ian Whates," has a certain ring to it:)
 

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Just finished this collection. Very diverse and lots of good stories. Some new names (to me) that I will definitely be keeping a watch on in future. Thanks for another great collection.
 

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Just finished this collection. Very diverse and lots of good stories. Some new names (to me) that I will definitely be keeping a watch on in future. Thanks for another great collection.
Glad you enjoyed it, FE. Thanks for the positive comments! :)
 

Ian Whates

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Did I miss it or was there no "Solaris Rising 3" this year?
Not yet, FE, but it's on the way. Eighteen new stories, including two from authors who won Nebula awards this year. There'll be a launch at Foyles in London on Wednesday August 13th, immediately before Loncon. I'll make an announcement of the ToC as soon as Solaris give me the go ahead.

If you want to see the cover (and get an inkling as to some of the contributors): Solaris Rising 3: Amazon.co.uk: Aliette de Bodard, Tony Ballantyne, Ken Liu, Adam Roberts, Chris Beckett, Julie Czerneda, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sean Williams, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Ian Whates: Books
 
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