It’s called “The most honored anthology of fantastic fiction ever published.”, and that my friends is no mean boast. If you’re a fan of speculative fiction, you already know about this collection. If you’re not, then run to your bookstore and grab a copy – and you have three different covers to choose from – and get comfortable and enjoy the book that raised the standard for the genre.
The new edition is complete, and includes a new foreward by Michael Moorcock and a new introduction by the editor himself, Harlan Ellison.
Ellison had a dream: to find the most eloquent, the best writers and get them to contribute to a new anthology that would set a new standard of quality and imagination. Ellison collected stories and threaded them together with his own commentary, itself worth the price of the book.
To hold in your hands a good collection of stories is a joy, an entertainment, a very good thing indeed. But to hold in your hands a dream made tangible, a product of someone’s true passion and joy… well, that puts a whole new spin on things.
Thirty-three stories, each of ’em entertaining, each of ’em have guts, and each of ’em did indeed raise the bar for future writers. Without Dangerous Visions, it is a good guess that the Cyberpunk collections of the 80s and 90s wouldn’t have happened. Certainly Bruce Sterling’s anthology Mirrorshades would perhaps not have happened, as this younger generation looked to the authors of Ellison’s collection as top-shelf, as idols, as the heroes and the inspiration of the genre.
So without further ado, happy 35, Dangerous Visions.Powered by Sidelines