Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8, edited by Dean Wesley Smith with Elisa J. Kassin and Paula M. Block, Pocket Books (2005)

Now in its 8th year, the Strange New Worlds short story contest has proven to be a great way for Pocket to find new Star Trek writers. Already, a number of past winners have graduated to writing for the myriad … Continue reading

Star Trek: Tales from the Captain’s Table, edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Pocket Books, 2005)

Following on the heels of their Tales from the Captain’s Table miniseries from a few years ago, a group of Star Trek authors have turned in a whole new collection, featuring many of the newer captains added to the literary … Continue reading

Magic Tails, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Janet Pack (DAW, 2005)

Take your classic collection of fairy tales. Add one part humor, two parts fantasy, and a whole lot of fanciful felines. Shake. Serve. That’s the recipe for this clever collection, in which fourteen authors retell their favorite fairy tales, from … Continue reading

In the Shadow of Evil, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers (DAW, 2005)

What is it about the dark side that fascinates us so? What compels us to occasionally root for the bad guy, and why do we love to watch the villain at work? These are some of the questions that drive … Continue reading

Women of War, edited by Tanya Huff and Alexander Potter (DAW, 2005)

As this title suggests, the common denominator is that each of the fifteen stories within focuses upon a female, be they soldier, warrior, or innocent caught up in times of war. Thus, we’ve got a mixture of military science fiction, … Continue reading

Gateways, edited by Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, 2005)

This anthology explores the concept of gateways, with each of the 29 original stories collected within detailing a different portal, of one kind or another. Whether they link distant galaxies, the past and future, or even life and death, they … Continue reading

Low Port, edited by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin, 2003)

Inspired by, though not based upon, the Low Port setting from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s popular Liadan series, Low Port is a collection of stories aimed at giving characters who normally remain in the background a turn to shine. … Continue reading

Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, edited by Al Sarrantonio (Roc, 2004)

Following up on his previous anthology, Redshift, which was a collection of science fiction stories that sought to redefine the boundaries of expectations, Al Sarrantonio has now come out with the companion volume, which looks towards raising the bar for … Continue reading

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIX, edited by Algis Budrys (Galaxy Press, 2003)

Now in its second decade of existence, the Writers of the Future competition continues to turn out new authors in an inexorable, almost mechanical process. Each year, fourteen winners are chosen from the best stories submitted in each of four … Continue reading

The Magic Shop, edited by Denise Little (DAW, 2004)

There are days when I love theme anthologies. You have a vague idea of what you’re getting, and they approach the same ideas with such a wide variety of styles that there’s usually something for everything. Denise Little has put … Continue reading