Book Smugglers Publishing Speculative Fiction Series

Speculative Fiction 2014 – OUT NOW! (& Giveaway)

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Speculative Fiction 2014 today!

Speculative Fiction 2014: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary is out today! The 2014 edition is edited by Renee Williams and Shaun Duke, and collects over fifty pieces of online commentary on SFF from all corners of fandom.

About the Book:

Speculative Fiction 2014

What exactly is fanfiction?
How are women “destroying” science fiction?
Why are we Sansa Stark?
Why is Nick Fury the Tyranny of Evil Men?

The Internet has the answers. Speculative Fiction 2014 collects over fifty of the best reviews, essays and media commentary from all facets of SFF. From insightful deconstruction of major blockbuster films, to considered arguments for diversity and inclusivity in science fiction and fantasy, this edition highlights many of the most complex, fraught, and important events in speculative fiction fandom from 2014.

Contributors include: Abigail Nussbaum, Adam Roberts, Aidan Moher, Aja Romano, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Amal El-Mohtar, Ana Grilo, Andrew Lapin, Annalee Newitz, Anne C. Perry, Bertha Chin, Betty, Charles Tan, Chinelo Onwualu, Clare McBride, Corinne Duyvis, Daniel JosΓ© Older, Deborah Pless, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Erika Jelinek, Foz Meadows, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Joe Sherry, Jonathan McCalmont, Juliet Kahn, Justin Landon, Kameron Hurley, Kari Sperring, Ken Neth, Mahvesh Murad, Martin Petto, Matthew Cheney, Memory Scarlett, Mieneke van der Salm, N.K. Jemisin, Natalie Luhrs, Ng Suat Tong, Nina Allan, Olivia Waite, Paul Weimer, Rachael Acks, Rebecca Pahle, Renay, Rose Lemberg, Saathi Press, Sara L. Sumpter, Shaun Duke, Tade Thompson, Tasha Robinson, The G, thingswithwings, and Vandana Singh.

With a foreword by Kate Elliott and cover by Kenda Montgomery.

Net proceeds from book sales will be donated to the charity Room to Read.

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Speculative Fiction 2014 is available for purchase as a paperback and ebook.

Buy the Paperback:
Amazon US | Amazon UK

Buy the Ebook:
DRM-free EPUB and MOBI files are available directly from The Book Smugglers today, and via other major e-retailers soon!

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To celebrate the release of Speculative Fiction 2014, we are giving away 5 copies of the book. Giveaway is open to all and will run until Saturday May 9, 2015. To enter, use the form below.

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  • chiroho
    May 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I enjoyed reading previous editions, so look forward to this one as well!

  • Erin
    May 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Yay! I will be buying as soon as… I have money.

  • Atrus
    May 5, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Looking forward to reading this!

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  • Margo
    May 5, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    So, I bet I’ve read some of this via Twitter links, but it will be nice to have it in one place.

  • Jennifer
    May 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    It seems interesting and may give me a better understanding. I’m still trying to read more sci-fi and fantasy.

  • Johann Thorsson
    May 6, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I’ve read parts of Specalative Fiction…. was it 2012? It was very good (well, the parts I read, at least).

  • Anonymous
    May 6, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Can’t wait for this!

  • Elizabeth @ Earl Grey Editing
    May 6, 2015 at 5:19 am

    What a gorgeous cover! I’m really looking forward to reading this.

  • Nikki Egerton
    May 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Love the cover and really interested to read this!

  • Mindy
    May 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Super cool! Congrats!

  • Andrea
    May 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Worth it just for the essay on Nick Fury in Winter Soldier alone. I’m interested to read the whole book!

  • Gerd D.
    May 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Looking good, and sounds intriguing.

  • Layla
    May 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Oh, this sounds wonderful. I haven’t read any of the previous volumes, so I’m excited that there is EVEN MORE in the world for me to read.

  • Caley
    May 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

    So looking forward to this collection! I teach speculative fiction and am always looking for new ways to discuss it.

  • Britta
    May 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

    All my favorite writers in one book. Yup, I want a copy.

  • Neverwhere
    May 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    So many fantastic people in this anthology! I can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

  • Dena
    May 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome list of contributors. I look forward to checking this out.

  • Mary Preston
    May 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Sounds exciting to me!!

  • Sharon
    May 7, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Of the listings you give, I’ve loved every one that I have read. Can’t wait to read the book!

  • PresN
    May 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Really enjoyed the last 2, looking forward to reading this one too!

  • Bridget M.
    May 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I loved the 2013 book, and can’t wait to read this one.

  • Hebe
    May 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    So many great contributors – I really really want to read this!

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