More SHINE sightings in the wilds of the wide world and teh intarwebs:
- Jason Andrew;
- Madeline Ashby;
- Jacques Barcia;
- Eva Maria Chapman;
- Ken Edgett;
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia;
- Eric Gregory;
- Kay Kenyon;
- Mari Ness;
- Holly Phillips;
- Gareth L. Powell & Aliette de Bodard;
- Alastair Reynolds;
- Gord Sellar;
- Paula R. Stiles;
- Jason Stoddard;
- Lavie Tidhar;
At Coilhouse Magazine, in an article called ‘All Tomorrows Sovereign Bleak‘, David Forbes mentions SHINE as an antidote against the predominant bleakness of the (current) Sci-Fi landscape. To quote:
In 1967, sci-fi needed a designated anthology to finally be dangerous, edgy and bleak. As I write this, the SHINE anthology (which you should buy), has hit the stores. It is designated specifically for optimistic sci-fi.
Compare to the remark I made at John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea” feature:
And I find it highly ironic that the first ‘dangerous visions’ of the 21st Century—that is, fiction going against the current grain—are upbeat stories.
Slightly related: SF Signal finds out via io9 that h+ magazine had an article on ‘5 positive science fiction novels to enjoy while waiting for the singularity‘ (written by Jason stoddard), which was in the free Spring 2009 issue over a year ago. But hey, the more news about upbeat SF, the better…;-).
On a personal note, I was happy to see SHINE available in the American Book Center in The Hague.
John Lampard at Disassociated mentions ‘A More Positive and Realistic Science Fiction Future‘;
As an aside (which is topical, read further), I’m shamelessly supporting Patrick Farley’s Electric Sheep (via BoingBoing), even though I don’t know it yet: purely on the basis of the awesomeness of Don’t Look Back (a Dicebox Aside comic).
Pledge Your Allegiance (Suicidal! Suicidal! Suicidal!)…;-)