Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology
Escape Artists and Titan Books are delighted to announce the publication of Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the hit podcast of the same name.
Escape Pod has been bringing the finest short fiction to millions all over the world, at the forefront of a new fiction revolution. Launched in 2005 by Serah Eley, Escape Pod is the world’s oldest audio fiction podcast and was a Hugo Award finalist in 2017. Specializing in science fiction, the podcast gives its audience a different story each week that’s fun and engaging, with thought-provoking afterwords from its episode hosts.
Editors Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya have produced the science fiction collection of the year, bringing together bestselling authors in celebration of the publishing phenomenon that is Escape Pod.
The anthology features the following stories (plus their Escape Pod episodes! Many will be featured through 2021 and 2022)
- City of Refuge by Maurice Broaddus
- The Machine That Would Rewild Humanity by Tobias Buckell
- A Consideration of Trees by Beth Cato
- Lions and Tigers and Girlfriends by Tina Connolly
- Clockwork Fagin by Cory Doctorow
- Spaceship October by Greg VanEekhout
- Tiger Lawyer Gets It Right by Sarah Gailey
- Citizens of Elsewhen by Kameron Hurley
- Give Me Cornbread, or Give Me Death by N. K. Jemisin
- Jaiden’s Weaver by Mary Robinette Kowal
- Fourth Nail Mur Lafferty
- An Advanced Reader’s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition by Ken Liu
- A Princess of Nigh-Space by Tim Pratt
- Alien Animal Encounters by John Scalzi
- Report of Dr. Hollowmas on the Incident at Jackrabbit Five by Ursula Vernon
9781789095012 | October 20, 2020 (UK) November 24, 2020 (US) | Paperback | £8.99/$14.95 | 368pp
“The thing that impresses me most about this collection is the level of insight the reader is given into the human condition.” – The Eloquent Page
“Flipping the narrative and not doing the expected is a key theme.” – New Scientist ($)
“Not only is it a book that shows the beauty and versatility of the science fiction genre, but it’s one that will leave you wanting to read more, as well as checking out the podcast that brought this book together.” – Set the Tape
“The 15 pieces in this diverse, enjoyable anthology showcase the wide variety of ideas the short science fiction story can accommodate.” – Publishers Weekly
“The cleverest thing that Lafferty and Divya have done with this collection of work is produce something that will appeal to many people.” – SF Book Reviews
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