James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel : Anthologies


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James Patrick Kelly and Jonathan Kessel, authors who emerged in the 1980s and were for a while considered among the 'humanist' science fiction authors in contrast to the cyberpunk ones, produced five anthologies in trade paperback for Tachyon Publications from 2006 to 2012. They were theme anthologies, though the themes were eccentric: slipstream, cyberpunk, singularity, Kafka, and the "secret history" of science fiction.

Authors most reprinted: Jonathan Lethem and Bruce Sterling (3 each). They used one story, by Jeffrey Ford, twice.

  • Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds. (Tachyon Publications, 2006) [isfdb]
  • Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds. (Tachyon Publications, 2007) [isfdb]
  • The Secret History of Science Fiction, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds. (Tachyon Publications, 2009) [isfdb]
  • Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, John Kessel & James Patrick Kelly, eds. (Tachyon Publications, 2011) [isfdb]
  • Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds. (Tachyon Publications, 2012) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Isaac Asimov
  • The Last Question (Science Fiction Quarterly Nov 1956) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Homelanding (Elle 1989) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Calorie Man (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • J. G. Ballard
  • The Drowned Giant (The Terminal Beach, 1964) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe (Subterranean #4 2006) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Two Dreams on Trains (Strange Horizons (online) Jan 3 2005) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Aimee Bender
  • The Healer (Story Win 1998) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Terry Bisson
  • The Cockroach Hat -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Michael Blumlein
  • Hymenoptera (Crank! #1 1993) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Lottery in Babylon (Labyrinths, 1962) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • The Big Garage -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Descent of Man (The Paris Review Spr 1977) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Pat Cadigan
  • The Final Remake of "The Return of Little Latin Larry," with a Completely Remastered Soundtrack and the Original Audience (Future Histories, 1997) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Michael Chabon
  • The God of Dark Laughter (New Yorker Apr 9 2001) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance (McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, 2003) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Ted Chiang
  • Hell Is the Absence of God (Starlight 3, 2001) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Don DeLillo
  • Human Moments in World War III (Esquire Jul 1983) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • The Jackdaw's Last Case (Science Fiction Age Jan 1997) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • What's Up, Tiger Lily? (The Silver Gryphon, 2003) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • Angouleme (New Worlds Quarterly, 1971) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Cory Doctorow
  • True Names (by CD & Benjamin Rosenbaum) (Fast Forward 2, 2008) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (Jim Baen's Universe (online) Aug 2006) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Greg Egan
  • Crystal Nights (Interzone Apr 2008) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Yeyuka (Meanjin v56 #1 1997) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • Al (Orbit 10, 1972) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Report to the Men's Club (Report to the Men's Club and other stories, 2002) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • Bright Morning (The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories, 2002) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
          -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Lieserl (Author's Choice Monthly #6 1990) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Standing Room Only (Asimov's Aug 1997) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • William Gibson
  • Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City (New Worlds #222 1997) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Molly Gloss
  • Interlocking Pieces (Universe 14, 1984) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Theodora Goss
  • The Rapid Advance of Sorrow (Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #11 2002) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • The Rose in Twelve Petals (Realms of Fantasy Apr 2002) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Eileen Gunn
  • Hive Mind Man -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Stable Strategies for Middle Management (IASFM Jun 1988) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland (Off-Limits, 1996) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • 1016 to 1 (Asimov's Jun 1999) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • John Kessel
  • Buddha Nostril Bird (IASFM Mar 1990) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Damon Knight
  • The Handler (Rogue Aug 1960) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (New Dimensions 3, 1973) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • The Hardened Criminals (Intersections, 1996) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • How We Got in Town and out Again (Asimov's Sep 1996) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Receding Horizon (by JL & Carter Scholz) (Crank! #5 1995) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • David D. Levine
  • Firewall (Transhuman, 2008) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Kelly Link
  • The Specialist's Hat (Event Horizon Online Nov 15 1998) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • David Marusek
  • The Wedding Album (Asimov's Jun 1999) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Maureen F. McHugh
  • Frankenstein's Daughter (Sci Fiction website Apr 2 2003) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Steven Millhauser
  • The Wizard of West Orange (Harper's ) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Frederik Pohl
  • Day Million (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Hannu Rajaniemi
  • The Server and the Dragon (Engineering Infinity, 2011) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Robert Reed
  • Coelacanths (F&SF Mar 2002) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Justina Robson
  • Cracklegrackle (The New Space Opera 2, 2009) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Biographical Notes to ĎA Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes' by Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, 2004) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • True Names (by Cory Doctorow & BR) (Fast Forward 2, 2008) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Mary Rosenblum
  • Search Engine (Analog Sep 2005) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Philip Roth
  • "I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting"; or, Looking at Kafka -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Christopher Rowe
  • The Voluntary State (Sci Fiction website May 5 2004) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Rudy Rucker
  • The 57th Franz Kafka (The Little Magazine v13 #3 1982) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • George Saunders
  • 93990 (McSweeney's #4 2000) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Sea Oak (New Yorker Dec 28 1998) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Carter Scholz
  • The Amount to Carry (Starlight 2, 1998) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • The Nine Billion Names of God (Light Years and Dark, 1984) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Receding Horizon (by Jonathan Lethem & CS) (Crank! #5 1995) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka
  • Lucius Shepard
  • Salvador (F&SF Apr 1984) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Olaf Stapledon
  • Thought and Action -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Bruce Sterling
  • Bicycle Repairman (Intersections, 1996) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • The Little Magic Shop (IASFM Oct 1987) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Sunken Gardens (Omni Jun 1984) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Charles Stross
  • Lobsters (Asimov's Jun 2001) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Nightfall (Asimov's Apr 2003) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Michael Swanwick
  • The Dog Said Bow-Wow (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2001) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • Exhibit H: Torn Pages Discovered in the Vest Pocket of an Unidentified Tourist (Secret Life, 2004) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Vernor Vinge
  • The Cookie Monster (Analog Oct 2003) -- Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
  • Howard Waldrop
  • The Lions Are Asleep This Night (Omni Aug 1986) -- Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis (Orbit 18, 1976) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • Daddy's World (Not of Woman Born, 1999) -- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
  • Connie Willis
  • Schwarzschild Radius (Universe, 1987) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Gene Wolfe
  • The Ziggurat (Full Spectrum 5, 1995) -- The Secret History of Science Fiction
  • Tamar Yellin
  • Kafka in Brontëland (The Slow Mirror: New Fiction by Jewish Writers, 1996) -- Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka

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