January 10, 2017
For the next few days you can pick up this anthology for $2.99 — that’s less than half the regular price! The sale lasts Jan 10 through Jan 13 so don’t wait.
And before I put away my soapbox and exit salesman mode, I’ve got to mention two other books as well. My darkly humorous flash story “Hell is Other People” is available in the recently released Outliers of Speculative Fiction 2016 anthology (which is also free to read on Kindle Unlimited.) Finally, there’s a mass market paperback issue available of Mission: Tomorrow, another hard SF anthology which I’m guessing anyone who likes Humanity 2.0 would also enjoy. It includes my Canopus Award-nominated story “The Race for Arcadia.” After six years in the field, this is actually the first time my work appears in a mass market paperback format and I’m very pleased by this, because that’s what the books I devoured as a teenager looked like.
October 17, 2016
Humanity 2.0 is an anthology of hard SF and space opera short stories, each dealing with the idea of how interstellar travel (whether from or to the solar system) may alter us as a species. Physiological and social changes are both on the table.
This is a bit of a different project for me. Up until now I’ve edited mostly anthologies of humorous fiction, as well as a couple of books with a tight but at least somewhat-whimsical focus (an anthology of Coffee stories and a fun space opera antho set in a game universe.) So Humanity is arguably my first “serious” anthology, with not a pie in sight of anyone’s face nor a banana peel hidden in the darkness. Can I curate a solid collection of “serious SF”? We’ll find out.
You can buy Humanity 2.0 here. And if you happen to have received an early review copy, don’t forget that your reviews are both extremely helpful and really appreciated!
April 24, 2016
This has been posted at SF Signal first, but I’m going to share it here in case you missed it:
Humanity 2.0 is an anthology of science fiction stories that examine how interstellar travel might change us as a species. Will we choose to upload our minds into a singularity? Enhance ourselves with alien DNA? Will our bodies remain the same, but our culture and societal norms change considerably to accommodate for effects of time dilation, or become subsumed by advanced alien species? What will it mean to be human in such a future?
Edited by Alex Shvartsman, this book includes fifteen stories (9 original and 6 reprints) totaling about 85,000 words, introduction by Alex Shvartsman, and cover by Holly Heisey.
Humanity 2.0 will be published by Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick in October 2016.
Here’s the table of contents…
- “The Waves” by Ken Liu
- “Justice and Shadow” by Angus McIntyre
- “Nexus” by Nancy Fulda
- “A Lack of Congenial Solutions” by Kenneth Schneyer
- “Green Girl Blues” by Martin L. Shoemaker
- “Mindjack” by Jody Lynn Nye
- “Picnic on Nearside” by John Varley
- “An Endless Series of Doors” by David Walton
- “Angry Rose’s Lament” by Cat Rambo
- “The Right Place to Start a Family” by Caroline M. Yoachim
- “The Iron Star” by Robert Silverberg
- “E^H” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
- “The Hand on the Cradle” by Brenda Cooper
- “The Homecoming” by Mike Resnick
- “Star Light, Star Bright” by Robert J. Sawyer