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Starlight 3

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Since its debut in 1996, Starlight has been recognized as the preeminent original anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Its stories have won the Nebula Award, the Sturgeon Award, and the Tiptree Award. Starlight 1 itself won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. The series represents the best new short fiction in fantasy and SF.

Now, with Starlight 3, award-winning editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden offers a new serving of powerful, original stories. Some are playful, some rigorous, or exuberant, or melancholy; some are set in the world of today, and some amidst the farthest stars or in worlds that never were.

Stephen Baxter
Terry Bisson
Ted Chiang
Susanna Clarke
Brenda W. Clough
D. G. Compton
Cory Doctorow
Andy Duncan
Colin Greenland
Alex Irvine
Geoffrey A. Landis
Maureen F. McHugh
Susan Palwick
Madeleine E. Robins
Greg van Eekhout
Jane Yolen

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From Publishers Weekly

Jun 18, 2001 – This third in Neilsen Hayden's series of original-story anthologies presents a pleasing range of SF and fantasy, humor and darkness, from an eclectic mix of 16 writers, both familiar and new, covering topics of interest to any SF fan who likes to keep current in the field. A few of the stories are particularly haunting, notably Susan Palwick's touching "Gestella," about a sensitive, intelligent werewolf whose husband/owner grows ever more distant. Madeleine E. Robins's excellent "La Vie en Ronde" explores the circular places behind our linear world as seen through the eyes of the protagonist, Vivey, who suffers from vertigo and is likely mad. The powerful, literate "The Sea Wind Offers Little Relief," by newcomer Alex Irvine, fruitfully combines musings on the nature of reading, epics and heroism and will appeal to academics in particular. Jane Yolen's series of set pieces, "The Barbarian and the Queen: Thirteen Views," offers surprising insights into the nature of, well, barbarians and queens (how about sword-toting exotic dancers and drag queens?). Humor and fantasy are also represented: Cory Doctorow's "Power Punctuation!" is a hilarious epistolary romp through the corporate world, while Andy Duncan's "Senator Bilbo," set in Middle-earth, describes a powerful hobbit's realization that the world has moved on without him. This is a clear snapshot of the SF genre at the turn of the millennium. The fine writing of many of the stories indicates that the genre is as vivid and alive at the beginning of the 21st century as it was in the 20th.
Starlight 3
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  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: May 03, 2002
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
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