After months of rumors and innuendo, Rayguns Over Texas, the new anthology of science fiction by Texas authors, will finally premiere in just 24 days on August 29 at LoneStarCon 3 (aka the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention) in San Antonio.
Starting tomorrow and for most of the rest of August leading up to the convention, I will publish an excerpt a day from a different contribution to Rayguns Over Texas.
From the back cover:
Since the end of the Civil War, Texans have played an essential role in the history of science fiction. Acclaimed and influential writers such as Bruce Sterling, Michael Moorcock, Howard Waldrop, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Marion Zimmer Bradley, Gene Wolfe, Neal Barrett, Jr., L. Sprague DeCamp, Chad Oliver, John Steakley, and Elizabeth Moon all called The Lone Star State home.
Continuing this proud tradition, Rayguns Over Texas features 17 original and two classic tales that reflect the current creative state of Texas sci-fi, alongside historical essays and an introduction by Hugo award-winning, Texas ex-pat Bruce Sterling.
and the Table of Contents:
- Texas Over Rayguns by Bruce Sterling
- It’s All Lew’s Fault by Richard Klaw
- Books Are My Thing: Adventures in Texas Science Fiction by Scott A. Cupp
- Babylon Moon by Matthew Bey
- Texas Died for Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine by Stina Leicht
- The Nostalgia Differential by Michael Moorcock
- Novel Properties of Certain Complex Alkaloids by Lawrence Person
- Rex by Joe R. Lansdale
- The Atmosphere Man by Nicky Drayden
- La Bamba Boulevard by Bradley Denton
- Operators are Standing By by Rhonda Eudaly
- The Art of Absence by Don Webb
- An Afternoon’s Nap, or; Five Hundred Years Ahead by Aurelia Hadley Mohl
- Grey Goo and You by Derek Austin Johnson
- Sovereign Wealth by Chris N. Brown
- Jump the Black by Marshall Ryan Maresca
- Timeout by Neal Barret, Jr.
- Defenders of Beeman County by Aaron Allston
- Pet Rock by Sanford Allen
- Take a Left at the Cretaceous by Mark Finn
- The Chambered Eye by Jessica Reisman
- Best Energies by Josh Rountree
Rayguns Over Texas