A dazzling display of history as it might have been, this impressive array of award-winning writers explore the histories that never were, from Ancient Rome to Imperial China and much, much more. The book features classic alternate-history stories by Karen Joy Fowler, Kathleen Goonan, Gregory Benford, Nisi Shawl, Harry Turtledove, Michael Bishop, Lisa Goldstein, Alan Smale, Louise Marley, Maureen McHugh, Michaela Roessner, Rich Larson, Sheila Finch, Ben Loory, Walter Jon Williams, Nicholas DiChario, Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn, and editor Rick Wilber.
One of Rick’s latest books is an anthology he has edited for Tachyon Publishing. The anthology gave Rick a chance to combine his two major writing and teaching interests: science fiction and the mass media.
Florida has been home to a large number of science fiction’s brightest stars over the years, and their work has often included the state as an integral part of the setting. Editors Wilber and Mathews have selected 16 stories, including new stories as well as classics, ranging from comic glimpses of alien lifestyles to dystopian images of our future, and from science fiction and fantasy to the literary mainstream.