Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch return to editing with a new anthology series featuring volumes that appear every two months. Each volume will have a different theme or genre, and often will have a different editor. Smith and Rusch will be the overall series editors, approving content. Fiction River will showcase some of the best fiction around, and will keep that standards that made their previous editing projects—Pulphouse Publishing and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction—the award-winning and genre-bending works that fans still discuss twenty years later.
Scheduled to write for upcoming Fiction River anthologies are:
Carole Nelson Douglas, Brendan Dubois, David Farland, Esther M. Friesner, David Gerrold, Mary Jo Putney, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Michael A. Stackpole, Jane Yolen, & many more.
Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
From a funeral procession in Asia to an ancestral estate deep in the heart of a vaguely Victorian forest to a carriage accident in the vast universe of The Runelords, Unnatural Worlds takes readers on a journey to the far side of the imagination. Funny, heartbreaking, frightening, but most importantly, memorable, the original stories in this anthology go places few writers dare reach. Unnatural Worlds marks the perfect start to this brand-new anthology series.
Original stories by Devon Monk, Ray Vukcevich, Esther M. Friesner, Irette Y. Patterson, Kellen Knolan, Annie Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Leah Cutter, Richard Bowes, Jane Yolen, and David Farland.
“Fiction River is off to an auspicious start. It’s a worthy heir to the original anthology series of the 60s and 70s. If Rusch, Smith, and their guest editors maintain this level of quality, this will one day be one of the landmark anthology series of the genre. The fact that they also intend to include other genres, such as mystery and crime, imply these anthologies could have a greater impact. It’s certainly the top anthology of the year to date.” -Keith West, Amazing Stories
How to Save the World
Edited by John Helfers
The second original anthology in the Fiction River line, How to Save the World brings together eleven of today’s brightest authors, presenting their answers to solve a pressing problem facing the human race. From the growing energy crisis to women’s rights to overpopulation to the survival of humanity in the future, the stories in this anthology examine the issues facing our planet today—and offer hope for our survival tomorrow.
Fiction River: How to Save the World includes stories by: David Gerrold, William H. Keith, Ron Collins, Laura Resnick, Stephanie Writt, Angela Penrose, Annie Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, Lisa Silverthorne, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Travis Heermaan.
Edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Time travel in all its forms—good, bad, and terrifying—appears in this anthology. From the wild visions of Ray Vukcevich , Lee Allred, and Robert T. Jeschonek to the bestselling imaginations of Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michael A. Stackpole, Time Streams will turn the time-travel genre on its head.
Edited by Kristine Grayson
Paranormal romance writer Kristine Grayson invited a stellar lineup of cross-genre authors to tell heartwarming stories of love set in the holiday season. From Regency England to modern day Portland, Oregon, ghosts facilitate—or try to stop—true love in the dark at the end of the year. Featuring stories by bestsellers Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas as well as fan favorites M.L. Buchman and Anthea Lawson, Christmas Ghosts provides the perfect beginning to the mid-winter festivities.
Hex in the City
Edited by Kerrie L. Hughes
Seanan McGuire, Nancy Holder, Dean Wesley Smith, and Jeanne C. Stein lead this urban fantasy anthology from the popular editor of Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies and The Girl’s Guide to Guns and Monsters.
Edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Set on our Moon or the moons of distant planets, this science fiction anthology will showcase a new novella in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Retrieval Artist series as well as stories from many others.
Fiction River Special: Crime
Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
In what promises to be the mystery anthology of 2014, Fiction River Special #1 Crime features stories from the biggest names in mystery. From a twisted tale of greed by masterful writer Kate Wilhelm to a dark tale of murder and betrayal by Shamus-award winner Brendan DuBois, Crime will cover the entire gamut of the mystery genre—cozy to noir. New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy joins Edgar-award winner Doug Allyn and several others to create one of the strongest (and most diverse) anthologies of the season.