#RRSciFiMonth Spotlight: Cyber World edited by Jason Heller & Joshua Viola + Soundtrack Giveaway (Int’l)!
***The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone who entered!***
Cyberpunk. It isn’t gone, and in some ways feels more relevant than ever. Granted, this genre has been hit or miss for me in the past, and likewise when it comes to anthologies, but when I came across Cyber World: tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow and its collection of stories featuring subjects like cybernetics, neuroscience, transhumanism and nanotechnology, I just had to take a look. Not to mention, check out that awesome author line-up, with writers like Paolo Bacigalupi, Nisi Shawl, Madeline Ashby, and so many others.
Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.
FOREWORD by Richard Kadrey
INTRODUCTION by Joshua Viola
SERENADE by Isabel Yap
THE MIGHTY PHIN by Nisi Shawl
REACTIONS by Mario Acevedo
THE BEES OF KIRIBATI by Warren Hammond
THE REST BETWEEN TWO NOTES by Cat Rambo
THE SINGULARITY IS IN YOUR HAIR by Matthew Kressel
PANIC CITY by Madeline Ashby
THE FAITHFUL SOLDIER, PROMPTED by Saladin Ahmed
YOUR BONES WILL NOT BE UNKNOWN by Alyssa Wong
STAUNCH by Paul Graham Raven
OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS by Chinelo Onwualu
WYSIOMG by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN by Angie Hodapp
A SONG TRANSMUTED by Sarah Pinsker
IT’S ONLY WORDS by Keith Ferrell
SMALL OFFERINGS by Paolo Bacigalupi
DARKOUT by E. Lily Yu
VISIBLE DAMAGE by Stephen Graham Jones
THE IBEX ON THE DAY OF EXTINCTION by Minister Faust
HOW NOTHING HAPPENS by Darin Bradley
AFTERWORD by Jason Heller
“This is old-school cyberpunk written by new-school talent–the caliber of writers found in this book is like a dream-team of storytellers ready to hack your skull and implant their tales into your brain-meats. Cyber World gives the cyberpunk genre a much-needed reboot.”
—CHUCK WENDIG, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR WARS: AFTERMATH AND ZER0ES
“This is the upgrade: the new, real sound of diverse futures, mad and magnificent, the world on a wire. Essential.”
—WARREN ELLIS, AUTHOR OF GUN MACHINE AND TRANSMETROPOLITAN
Cyber World also comes with exciting extras including a soundtrack (by renowned electronic/synth musician Klayton) and even trading cards and an upcoming dynamic PS4 theme. This collection is now available where books are sold! For more information please visit the website of Hex Publishing.
Cyber World Soundtrack Giveaway
We’re celebrating Sci-Fi Month, and today we have something very cool and a little different for Week 3 of our science fiction giveaway fest! As you know, the folks at Hex have released a soundtrack to go with the Cyber World anthology. Featuring music by Celldweller, Circle of Dust, Mega Drive, and Scandroid, the soundtrack provides the perfect ambient atmosphere to immerse yourself in these stories (especially you enjoy that “80’s vibe”).
Right now, we have a code for one digital copy of Cyber World: Soundtrack of Humanity’s Tomorrow to give away to a lucky winner! Best of all, this giveaway is for a code and hence open internationally! So what are you waiting for, music lovers? Simply comment on this post with your interest to enter, and just be sure to leave us a way to contact you if you win. A winner will be chosen after the giveaway closes on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern time. Good luck, and let us know your thoughts on Cyber World!