New Worlds [trade paperback] edited by Nick Gevers & Peter Crowther
AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Nick Gever & Peter Crowther
PUBLICATION DATE August 2021
INTRODUCTION Mike Ashley
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the 1960s and 1970s, New Worlds magazine, edited by Michael Moorcock, became famous for its avant garde approach to SF, energising the genre’s New Wave with exciting innovations in style, content, and presentation. Here J G Ballard and Brian Aldiss shared pages with Samuel R Delany and Norman Spinrad, Pamela Zoline with M John Harrison, Charles Platt with Harlan Ellison. Hilary Bailey with Thomas M. Disch.
Now PS Publishing, with the enthusiastic endorsement and participation of Moorcock himself, presents the first in a revived New Worlds anthology series. Award-winning co-editors Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers have gathered brilliant new stories by the finest short fiction writers in SF. A sampling:
- Continuing his topical yet timeless Jerry Cornelius sequence begun during the heyday of New Worlds, Michael Moorcock delineates ‘The Wokingham Agreement’.
- Alan Moore, titan of the graphic novel, artfully explores surprising and hilarious events immediately after the Bing Bang in ‘The Improbably Complex High-Energy State’.
- Gwyneth Jones ventures to the outer solar system and probes the perils of posthumanity in ‘The Ploughshare and the Storm’.
- Ken MacLeod explores the subtle dangers of a very wired future Europe in ‘Cold Revolution Blues’.
- Margo Lanagan brings her cunning sidewise sensibility to another England in ‘Tell-Tale Tit’.
- Michael Swanwick slyly and movingly contemplates combat-machine fetishism in ‘The White Leopard’.
Add tales by Ian R. MacLeod, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Paul Park, James Lovegrove, M T Hill, Robert Edric, John Grant, a reprint story by Peter Crowther, the first in a series of columns from Steve Aylett, and a knowledgeable Introduction by the noted SF scholar Mike Ashley, and here is New Worlds reborn in all its fabled glory.