- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Night Shade Books; paperback / softback edition (June 26, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597804339
- ISBN-13: 978-1597804332
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,225,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Anthologist Adams presents readers with a wide variety of alternate Earths, some only slightly askew and others completely unfamiliar. [...] Adams's selections are mirrors reflecting one other with the best images of alternate realities. Readers will greatly enjoy this exploration of our world's foremost and ascendant speculative authors." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Reminds longtime readers of fantasy and sci-fi what we love about the genre, while also and aptly demonstrating to newcomers that these stories are about so much more than dragons and multitentacled monsters. It comes highly recommended to both and all." --Bookgasm
"Our present results from an infinity of past choices and chances, and at every junction, the road not taken would lead to a parallel world -- perhaps like ours in every way that counts, but perhaps dramatically different. Other Worlds Than These collects 30 masterful stories exploring this theme. The collection is weighted toward the last decade, but it also includes classics from Ursula Le Guin, Paul Melko and George R.R. Martin. To my delight, every story is terrific. Grade A." -Cleveland Plain Dealer
About the Author
John Joseph Adams, called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as OZ REIMAGINED, THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION, EPIC: LEGENDS OF FANTASY, OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE, ARMORED, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM, LIGHTSPEED: YEAR ONE, BRAVE NEW WORLDS, WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD, THE LIVING DEAD 2, BY BLOOD WE LIVE, FEDERATIONS, THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and THE WAY OF THE WIZARD. He is a four-time finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE, and is the co-host of Wired.com's THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast. Forthcoming anthologies include WASTELANDS 2 (Night Shade Books, 2013) and ROBOT UPRISINGS (Doubleday, 2014). Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and on Twitter @JohnJosephAdams.
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This book is most definitely a Good Read!
Although I loved the entire book, certain stories struck me as A+ standouts. The first was The Goat Variations, written by Jeff Vandermeer. If after reading this story, you find yourself still not a fan of the fantasy genre, go back and re-read it. I can almost assure you, this one will make you a fan.
The second story I mention because I personally believe it is the best of the collection, Impossible Dreams, written by Tim Pratt.
This is another gem hidden away in this collection of tales. Not that they're not all terrific stories, mind you, it's just that this is one of those rare pieces you come across once in awhile that makes you so happy to be an avid reader.
Can be hard to put down, whether in a story or just turning pages to the next. Always exciting to see what the "world" coming up will hold.