Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a dozen top SF authors, combining a critical viewpoint with exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in SF today.
Explore hard science, deep space and aliens; consider alternate history and time travel; look at utopias, dystopias, superpowers and religion; think about who we are and who we might become in the not-too-distant future, and be guided by authors who, between them, have won Hugos, Nebulas and other major science fiction awards many times over.
Contributors to this volume are Michael Swanwick, Gary Gibson, Alastair Reynolds, Justina Robson, Catherine Asaro and Kate Dolan, John Grant, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, James Lovegrove, Adam Roberts, Keith Brooke, James Patrick Kelly, Paul Di Filippo and Tony Ballantyne.
Published in the UK and US by Palgrave Macmillan, February 2012.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring interviews with contributors over on the blog.
“Strange Divisions and Alien Territories is a guide to science fiction otherworlds from space opera to post-cyberpunk. Its geographies of SF are mapped by those who know: the writers who have imagined and explored them. Keith Brooke and his team are among SF’s brightest lights, and anyone who wants to understand (or write) science fiction will be inspired by this author’s-eye view of what modern SF is and how it works.” (Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Librarian, Special Collections and Archives, University of Liverpool)