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51 science flash fiction stories from 51 authors that will transport you to other worlds. Over 250 pages of robot rebellions, alien pornography, high society cyborgs, orgasmic planets, space-time disruptions, and futures both likely and unlikely. New or previously uncollected work from Jonathan Lethem, Lynne Tillman, Charles Yu, Alissa Nutting, Ted Chiang, and many more. ...more
ebook, 265 pages
Published 2014 by Gigantic Books
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David
Apr 03, 2016 David rated it really liked it
This is a cool collection, a variety of different transporting visions. Good writing and great imagination. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
Samuel Hunter
Dec 16, 2015 Samuel Hunter rated it liked it
The mere existence of a flash science fiction anthology is cause enough for celebration. That this one is a little uneven doesn't really dull my enthusiasm. In fact, it's probably necessary. For a project like this to work it needs to have a lot of variety in form and content, so the inclusion of some stories that didn't reach me was probably overall for the best. Or at least it demonstrated good intentions on the part of the editors.
Christopher
Dec 20, 2015 Christopher rated it it was amazing
This collection is fantastic. It has flash fiction from dozens of amazing writers. I was repeatedly blown away by the sheer originality of the writers' ideas. If you enjoy sci-fi or speculative fiction, you should check this out. The book even looks fantastic too. It's gorgeous. As a little bonus, it has the best index you'll ever find in a book. Ever.
Matt Lewis
I really cannot recommend this book enough. Chock full of contemporary sci-fi stories. Funny, weird, transgressive, memorable, transfixing, haunting, and hands down impressive. Best sci-fi anthology since 'Dangerous Visions'. A gem!
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Lincoln Michel was born in Virginia and lives in Brooklyn. He is a founding editor of Gigantic and a coeditor of Gigantic Worlds, a forthcoming anthology of science flash fiction. His fiction appears in NOON, BOMB, Oxford American, Indiana Review, Tin House, Electric Literature, Hobart, and elsewhere. His essays appear in Tin House, The Believer, Oxford American, Bookforum, The Rumpus, The Paris ...more
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