Delving deeper into the genre-spanning territory explored in Interfictions, Interfictions 2 showcases twenty-one original and innovative writers from six countries, including the United States, Poland, Norway, Australia, France, and Great Britain.
Newcomers such as Alaya Dawn Johnson, Theodora Goss, and Alan DeNiro rub shoulders with established visionaries such as Jeffrey Ford (The Drowned Life), Brian Francis Slattery (Liberation), Nin Andrews (The Book of Orgasms), and M. Rickert (Map of Dreams).
Henry Jenkins (MIT, USC) provides a fantastic introduction sure to set readers’ imaginations alight. Colleen Mondor (Chasing Ray) interviews the editors for the afterword. The cover illustration is by Alex Myers.
Interfictions 2 has been very well-received by both the press and the blogosphere, including having been named one of Amazon.com’s Top 10 Books of 2009: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Be sure to check out our press coverage and our interviews from around the Internet!
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Interfictions 2 is made possible through the gracious support of our many Friends of Interfictions 2.
Table of Contents
Henry Jenkins, “Introduction: On the Pleasures of Not Belonging“
Jeffrey Ford, “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper”
M. Rickert, “Beautiful Feast”
Will Ludwigsen, “Remembrance Is Something Like a House”
Cecil Castellucci, “The Long and Short of Long-Term Memory”
Alaya Dawn Johnson, “The Score”
Ray Vukcevich, “The Two of Me”
Carlos Hernandez, “The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria”
Lavie Tidhar, “Shoes”
Brian Francis Slattery, “Interviews After the Revolution”
Elizabeth Ziemska, “Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken”
Peter M. Ball, “Black Dog: A Biography”
Camilla Bruce, “Berry Moon: Laments of a Muse”
Amelia Beamer, “Morton Goes to the Hospital”
William Alexander, “After Verona”
Shira Lipkin, “Valentines”
Alan DeNiro, “(*_*?) ~~~~ (-_-) : The Warp and the Woof”
Nin Andrews, “The Marriage”
Theodora Goss, “Child-Empress of Mars”
Lionel Davoust, “L’Ile Close”
Stephanie Shaw, “Afterbirth”
David J. Schwartz, “The 121″
Colleen Mondor, Christopher Barzak, and Delia Sherman, “Afterwords: An Interstitial Interview”
How to Order
Interfictions 2 is now available from Small Beer Press, Powell’s and Amazon, and via IndieBound. The e-book edition is available from Fictionwise and for the Kindle from Amazon. The book was published on November 3rd, 2009 from Small Beer Press.
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About the Editors
Christopher Barzak is the author of the novels One for Sorrow and The Love We Share Without Knowing. His stories have appeared in Nerve.com, Pindeldyboz, Strange Horizons, Descant, and the first volume of Interfictions. He teaches writing at Youngstown State University.
More about Christopher can be found at christopherbarzak.wordpress.com.
Delia Sherman was born in Tokyo, Japan, and brought up in New York City. She earned a PhD in Renaissance Studies at Brown University and taught at Boston University and Northeastern University. She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove, Changeling, and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. A co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, she lives in New York City.
More about Delia can be found on her profile page and at deliasherman.com. Her essay “An Introduction to Interstitial Arts: Life on the Border” can also be found on this website.