It’s release day for Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction. I still have to pinch myself that my little skewed-time story is part of a lineup that includes Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Paul di Filippo and Adam Roberts. Excuse me while I sit down for a moment…
OK, that’s better.
The collection has been reviewed already, by Lois Tilton of Locus Online. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not she liked my story, but her opinion of the collection as a whole is positive and that’s great to see.
I think Yestermorrow is the best thing I’ve ever written. It’s certainly the most structurally complex. If you decide to order a print or electronic copy of Solaris Rising — and with this lineup, why wouldn’t you? — I’d love to hear what you think of my humble piece.
Here’s the full TOC:
- “A Smart-Mannered Uprising of the Dead” by Ian McDonald
- “The Incredible Exploding Man” by Dave Hutchinson
- “Sweet Spots” by Paul di Filippo
- “Best SF of the Year Three” by Ken MacLeod
- “The One that Got Away” by Tricia Sullivan
- “Rock Day” by Stephen Baxter
- “Eluna” by Stephen Palmer
- “Shall I Tell You the Problem with Time Travel?” by Adam Roberts
- “The Lives and Deaths of Che Guevara” by Lavie Tidhar
- “Steel Lake” by Jack Skillingstead
- “Mooncakes” by Mike Resnick and Laurie Tom
- “At Play in The Fields” by Steve Rasnic Tem
- “How We Came Back From Mars” by Ian Watson
- “You Never Know” by Pat Cadigan
- “Yestermorrow” by Richard Salter
- “Dreaming Towers, Silent Mansions” by Jaine Fenn
- “Eternity’s Children” by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke
- “For the Ages” by Alastair Reynolds
- “Return of the Mutant Worms” by Peter F. Hamilton