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.
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