How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens

How to Live on Other Planets A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens How to Live on Other Planets A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens explores the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting with exciting fiction and poetry from some of the genre s best writers In th

  • Title: How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens
  • Author: Joanne Merriam Dean Francis Alfar Celia Lisset Alvarez R.J. Astruc Lisa Bao Pinckney Benedict Lisa Bolekaja Mary Buchinger
  • ISBN: 9781937794323
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Live on Other Planets A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens explores the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting, with exciting fiction and poetry from some of the genre s best writers.In these pages, you ll find Sturgeon winner Sarah Pinsker s robot grandmother, James Tiptree, Jr Award winner Nisi Shawl s prison planet and Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy AwarHow to Live on Other Planets A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens explores the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting, with exciting fiction and poetry from some of the genre s best writers.In these pages, you ll find Sturgeon winner Sarah Pinsker s robot grandmother, James Tiptree, Jr Award winner Nisi Shawl s prison planet and Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award winner Ken Liu s space and time spanning story of different kinds of ghosts You ll find Bryan Thao Worra s Cthulhic poetry, and Pinckney Benedict s sad, whimsical tale of genocide You ll travel to Frankfurt, to the moon, to Mars, to the underworld, to unnamed alien planets, under the ocean, through clusters of asteroids You ll land on the fourth planet from the star Deneb, and an alternate universe version of Earth, and a world of Jesuses.This is not a textbook You will not find here polemics on immigration policy or colonialism The most compelling fiction articulates the unsaid, the unbearable, and the incomprehensible these stories say things about the immigration experience that a lecture never could The purpose of this book is, first and foremost, to entertain the casual and the sophisticated reader, but its genesis is a response to the question Who do we become when we live with the unfamiliar

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    1. (Full disclosure: I recevied an ARC of this book from the publisher. It's not related to what I usually review, but it was a book I really wanted to read, so I decided to review here instead of on my blog.)Anyway, the book did not disappoint. I am by no means an immigrant nor an expert on immigration, but the stories and poems (all reprints, but many I hadn't seen before) are fairly consistently of high quality, and the way they are put together is thoughtful and skillful. The overall impression [...]

    2. I have mixed feelings about the anthology, which aren't anything to do with the individual stories and poems. It's about the stated theme and how that theme is described. It starts with the preface of the anthology. I'm not a huge fan of describing invasion as immigration. It's true it's a form of migration, but that term is used to soften or dismiss what went down. When people say Europeans migrated to the Americas, it's often a way to avoid addressing it as an invasion or having to talk about [...]

    3. I was pleasantly surprised to find poetry interspersed with the stories in this anthology. The poetic interludes smoothed the transition between stories and helped me refocus on the overall theme of immigration, with their concentrated treatments of the topic.Editor Joanne Merriam presents an expansive definition of immigration in her selected stories. Sometimes I questioned how/if a story really fit the immigration theme, but the quality of stories is generally very good. Several pieces were re [...]

    4. I can't recommend this book enough. This sci-fi anthology of stories and poetry are not only well crafted stories, but also try to look at different types of immigration and what it means to be an alien. Some of these are more overt and others are more subtle, but reading this collection will ensure you never look at immigration, travel, and aliens the same again. This is a collection you don't want to miss.

    5. Absolutely loved this books. It's a great collection of poetry and stories, some of which were riveting and beautiful.

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