In the Shadow of the Towers

In the Shadow of the Towers

by Richard BowesKris Saknussemm Jack Ketchum and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/11/2017


“Powerful and interesting” short fiction inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, by Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, and other award winners (Publishers Weekly).

How do we continue to dream, imagine, and create in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy? This moving collection of nearly twenty works of speculative fiction, responding to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, particularly the destruction of New York’s World Trade Center, draws on talents in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction to confront and grieve, rebuild and survive, rise above and carry on—even in the face of shock and overwhelming emotion.

Reflecting on both individual experiences of the catastrophe and large-scale themes such as politics and morality, a variety of award-winning and bestselling authors, from Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) and Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) to Susan Palwick (Flying in Place) and James Morrow (Towing Jehovah), contribute thoughtful tales about how we respond to fear and loss, both in the moment and over the course of time. Like artists before them who sought to write in response to the Holocaust, the Civil War, and other world-changing historical events, they use the remarkable tool of human imagination to provide a way to process the unimaginable.

Short stories
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Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, who has also been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others.

Since 2001 he has worked for Locus , the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and son.

Kelly Robson

Kelly Robson's novella Waters of Versailles won the Aurora Award, and was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award.

She has also been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Sunburst Award. Her work has been selected for numerous Year's Best anthologies.

Kelly lives in Toronto with her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Wired, and many others.

He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. New York Times bestseller Little Brother was published in 2008.

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer recently served as the 2016-2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College.

His latest novel is Borne,  which Colson Whitehead called “a thorough marvel.” He is also known for his critically acclaimed NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy from FSG, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award.

The trilogy also prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau” and has been acquired by publishers in 35 other countries, with Paramount Pictures releasing a movie in 2018.

VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the, Vulture,, and the Los Angeles Times.

He has taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference, lectured at MIT, Brown, and the Library of Congress, and serves as the co-director of Shared Worlds, a unique teen writing camp.

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