It's the Shine anthology of optimistic, near-future SF, edited by my good friend and scary, Viking-like (or is it Klingon-like) Dutchman, Jetse de Vries. I've yet to do more than skim the contents but there looks to be some very interesting work in this collection. My own story, At Budokan, is a glimpse into the future of the global rock promotion business - my thinking being that any future which still has the global rock business in it can't be much worse than our own present.
I hope Jetse does well with this - I know how incredibly hard he's worked to pull it together, and that he's as passionate about the potential of SF as anyone I've met.
Looks interesting. On an unrealted note... I was just trying to work out if Monkey Suit has been published anywhere yet?ReplyDelete
Hi Marc - well, apart from the fact that it was in Death Ray mag, and therefore freely available for a few months last summer (even my local newsagent had it), that story is now reprinted in the Deep Navigation collection - see earlier post.ReplyDelete
Some fabulous artwork there!ReplyDelete
Al, Re;Monkey suit, I read that in Deathray mag before it died a death(RIP Deathray!)-great story-the first Al Reynolds story I've read in fact!
I second the best wishes for Shine, and I'm not even an optimist. But I suspect Jetse will do well enough with this anthology to have a sequel.ReplyDelete
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Re: Monkey SuitReplyDelete
Thanks! I thought I had read all the postings here but obviously not... Deep Navigation ordered!
Hi Al-----The SHINE cover is gorgeous. I shall buy it asap I'll also buy your latest, which is now in the Uppsala English Bookshop. Another striking cover!ReplyDelete
£3.80 for Amazon Kindle? Sold!ReplyDelete