Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of cutting-edge science fiction from the hit podcast, Escape Pod. Featuring new and classic stories from Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ursula Vernon and more.
From editors Mur Laffterty and S.B. Divya comes the science fiction collection of the year, bringing together bestselling authors in celebration of the publishing phenomenon that is, Escape Pod.
The 15 pieces in this diverse, enjoyable anthology all of which were featured in episodes of the Escape Pod podcast showcase the wide variety of ideas the short science fiction story can accommodate. Kameron Hurley's "Citizens of Elsewhere" puts a sharp, modern spin on the time travel paradox tale in its account of the challenges faced by a corps of time-jumping midwives. N.K. Jemisin, in "Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death," and Maurice Broaddus, in "City of Refuge," both speculate on racially fraught futures, while Ken Liu, in "An Advanced Reader's Picture Book of Comparative Cognition," poignantly reflects on the interconnectedness of human and alien species. Some stories were written specifically for the podcast, and readers will surely hear the distinctive voices of the characters in their heads in tales such as T. Kingfisher's "Report of Dr. Hollowmas on the Incident at Jackrabbit Five," presented as a pedantically logical AI's interview of a laconic space veterinarian. The result is sure to please. \n