If the twentieth century was the American Century, who will the next one belong to … and what will become of the nation’s capital?
Will Washington D.C. be drowned in the rising tides and its glory days forgotten, or will its residents rise to the challenge and remake the world in its image? In these stories you’ll find as many questions as answers, but if assembled authors agree on anything, it’s that we are destined to live in interesting times and more than that … ones that we will have a hand in creating. Ask not what the future can do for you…
Original Tales by:
B. A. Chepaitis – Brenda W. Clough – Cory Doctorow – James Alan Gardner – Joe Haldeman – Thomas Harlan – Edward M. Lerner – Jane Lindskold – Jack McDevitt – Sean McMullen – Nancy Jane Moore – Kim Stanley Robinson – Steven Sawicki – L. Neil Smith – Allen M. Steele – Travis Taylor
“If you think life inside the Beltway is unreal now, wait till you see the future! Wise-cracking aliens, witches who work as Realtors, zoo animals running wild in Rock Creek Park, border guards at the District line, presidential candidates who battle each other to the death — Future Washington is by turns funny, frightening and savage” — Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
“(these) stories take us to a D.C. that might be, with visions both light and dark, containing destruction, growth, humor and serious thought…whether the US government is alive and well, transformed by time or a distant memory, all the stories include a hint of the D.C. of today, making this a book for those of us who have lived or currently live in or near the city. It is the great writing and interesting visions of the future that make this a work for any who enjoying good reading.” — Colleen Cahill (Recommending Officer for Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Library of Congress)
“Washington D.C. was L’Enfant’s rational utopia, a gleaming, planetary beacon of freedom, progress, enlightenment and popular decency. And then came the future. Gosh! Wow!” — Bruce Sterling
“Like Washington D.C. itself, Future Washington combines the stately traditions of the future with the dynamism of the past.” — Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Editor/Anthologist (nielsenhayden.com)
“This book is worth paying attention to. It’s a carefully constructed anthology of good SF.” — David G. Hartwell, Editor New York Review of Science Fiction
Home by the Sea, by Pat Cadigan and illustrated by David R. Works was published in 1992 for the Washington Science Fiction Association’s annual convention, Disclave, where Pat Cadigan and Tom Kidd were the Guests of Honor.
Only 500 copies were printed, and each volume is individually numbered, signed by the author, artist, and the author of the introduction, Mike Resnick.
0-0962175-3-7 / 978-0-962172-53-3
Guest of Honor for Capclave 2009, Harry Turtledove, is the master of alternate history, and now with Reincarnations, a special limited project for Capclave, he continues to showcase his writing talent: six stories never-before-reprinted, an original story, story notes, and an introduction by Sheila Williams, the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.
This book was released at the Capclave 2009 convention, Oct 16-18 in Rockville Maryland.
Trade Hardcover: 978-0-9621725-6-4
Special Signed Hardcover: 978-0-9621725-7-1
Includes: The Haunted Bicuspid (Originally appeared in The Enchanter Completed, 2005.) Reincarnation (Originally appeared in Amazing, May 1990.) The Phantom Tolbukhin (Originally appeared in Alternate Generals, 1998.) Moso (Originally appeared in Space and Time, Summer 2008.) Bluethroats (Original to this collection) Worlds Enough, and Time (Originally appeared in Analog, January/February 2009.) He Woke in Darkness (Originally appeared in Asimov’s, August 2005.) They’d Never — (Originally appeared in Alien Pregnant by Elvis, 1994.)
Update: The signed / limited edition version of Silently and Very Fast is now sold out. But there are still plenty of the Trade Hardcover edition.
**** Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards in the category of Best Novella. ****
**** Winner of the 2012 Locus Award for Best Novella ****
Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future.
Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother—a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote.
But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever . . .
Silently and Very Fast was published by WSFA Press in 2011, and released at WSFA's annual Capclave convention (October 14-16, 2011 in Gaithersburg Maryland) as a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition. Initially this volume was only available to members of Capclave 2011 but is now available to the general public.
Best known for her New York Times bestselling urban fantasy novels, Carrie Vaughn has also written dozens of short stories for Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, and many other magazines and anthologies. Collected here for the first time are ten of her favorite hard-to-classify stories covering the full range of speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy, horror – sometimes all in the same story. Read about Emily Dickinson's dog, women pilots in WWII, future Hollywood, a haunted Europa, and more! Acclaimed author and editor Jay Lake contributes an introduction to this unique collection.
Straying from the Path was published by WSFA Press in 2011, and released at WSFA's annual Capclave convention (October 14-16, 2011 in Gaithersburg Maryland) as a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition. Initially this volume was only available to members of Capclave 2011, but is now available to the general public.
The Edges of Things, by Lewis Shiner and illustrated by Alicia Austin was published in 1991 for the Washington Science Fiction Association’s annual convention, Disclave, where Lewis Shiner and Alicia Austin were the Guests of Honor.
Only 600 copies were printed, and each volume is individually numbered, signed by the author, artist, and the author of the introduction, Mark L. Van Name.
0-9621725-2-9 / 978-0-9621725-2-6
This year we are pleased to announce that WSFA Press has published a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition of The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod, an alternate version (having been expanded with an additional character, an additional plot thread, and a slightly different ending) of Jeff’s story which originally appeared in the Dozois-Martin edited Songs from the Dying Earth.
This volume of The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod was designed by John Coulthart, a well-known British graphic artist, illustrator, author and designer. It begins with a foreword by Jeff VanderMeer, is followed by an afterword by Ann VanderMeer, and is signed by both Jeff and Anne.
The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod was released at Capclave 2010, and was initially only available to members of that convention. Now that the convention has passed, this special offer is available to the general public through WSFA Press.