Patrick's anthology projects

Starlight 1, the first volume in my original SF and fantasy anthology series, was published by Tor Books in September 1996. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. Several stories in the book were finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards; in addition, "Sister Emily's Lightship" by Jane Yolen won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. More details about Starlight 1, including review quotes, can be found here. A post I made to Usenet, about the experience of winning a World Fantasy Award, can be found here.

Starlight 1. Hardcover, September 1996. 0-312-86214-8. Trade paperback, September 1996, 0-312-86215-6. Tor Books.

Starlight 2, the second volume, was published by Tor in November 1998. From its pages, Raphael Carter's "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation" won the Tiptree Award, and Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life" won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Seiun Award, and the Nebula Award. That story and "Divided by Infinity" by Robert Charles Wilson were finalists for the 1999 Hugo Award. The Chiang story also won Best 1998 Novella in the second of the monthly online polls being conducted by the Locus web site, and Starlight 2 itself won Best 1998 Anthology in the same poll. More details about Starlight 2, including review quotes, can be found here.

Starlight 2. Hardcover, November 1998. 0-312-86184-2. Trade paperback, October 1999. 0-312-86312-8. Tor Books.

Starlight 3 appeared in hardcover from Tor in July 2001. From its pages, Ted Chiang's "Hell is the Absence of God" won the Locus Award and the Hugo Award. Other contributors are Stephen Baxter, Maureen F. McHugh, Colin Greenland, Susan Palwick, Jane Yolen, Greg van Eekhout, Geoffrey A. Landis, Brenda W. Clough, Susanna Clarke, Madeleine E. Robins, D. G. Compton, Cory Doctorow, Alex Irvine, Andy Duncan, and Terry Bisson. Kirkus Reviews said "Editor Nielsen Hayden deserves a medal; there hasn't been an original anthology series so consistently satisfying since Damon Knight's Orbit." Personally, I want to see what that medal looks like. More details, including further review quotes, can be found here.

Starlight 3. Hardcover, July 2001. 0-312-86780-8. Trade paperback, May 2002. 0-312-86779-4. Tor Books.

Alternate Skiffy, edited by Mike Resnick and me, is available from Wildside Press, and perhaps someday they'll send me a copy of the edition with the cover shown to the left. (A previous edition had a different cover.) This small-press original anthology consists of stories set in alternate worlds in which -- wait for it -- the history of science fiction went differently. The contributors are Barry N. Malzberg, Frederik Pohl, Anthony R. Lewis, Brian M. Thomsen, Linda J. Dunn, Greg Cox, Louise Rowder, Lyn Nichols, Madeleine E. Robins, Leah A. Zeldes, Gregory Feeley, Nicholas A. DiChario, eluki bes shahar, Jack C. Haldeman II, and David Langford. 1-880448-54-8, $9.00 US/$11.00 Canada from Wildside Press, 522 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922.
I intend to do more Starlights, but right now I'm finishing two reprint anthologies. The first is New Skies: An Anthology of Modern Science Fiction for Today's Young Adult Readers. It will be published by Tor in September 2003, and includes stories by Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, Orson Scott Card, Philip K. Dick, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Steven Gould, Nancy Kress, Geoffrey A. Landis, David Langford, Maureen F. McHugh, Kim Stanley Robinson, Spider Robinson, Will Shetterly, Greg van Eekhout, Connie Willis, Robert Charles Wilson, and Jane Yolen. A companion volume of fantasy stories, New Magics, will appear in early 2004. Both books consist entirely of stories published since 1980.

I am also working on a stand-alone original anthology called Up, which will feature science fiction about changing the world for the better--"a Dangerous Visions for optimists," as I've been calling it. More details on this later.