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An eclipse is a unprecedented and strange occasion, while the realm is reworked and the sky turns into a gloomy eldritch factor. It's a time whilst whatever may well take place, while any form of tale simply can be precise. That feel of the unusual and beautiful publications Eclipse 1: New technology Fiction and Fantasy, the 1st quantity in a thrilling new annual anthology sequence edited by way of acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan.
Set to develop into an immense occasion at the technology fiction and delusion calendar, Eclipse 1: New technology Fiction and Fantasy gathers jointly new technological know-how fiction and fable tales through the simplest writers operating today.

• "Introduction" © 2007 Jonathan Strahan
• "The final and merely or, Mr. Moscowitz turns into French" © 2007 through Peter S. Beagle
• "The Transformation of Targ" © 2007 by way of Paul Brandon and Jack Dann
• "Toother" © 2007 by way of Terry Dowling
• "Unique bird is going in Reverse" © 2007 via Andy Duncan
• "The Drowned Life" © 2007 via Jeffrey Ford
• "Electric Rains" © 2007 via Kathleen Ann Goonan
• "Up the hearth Road" © 2007 via Eileen Gunn
• "In the woodland of the Queen" © 2007 via Gwyneth Jones
• "Mrs. Zeno's Paradox" © 2007 through Ellen Klages
• "She-Creatures" © 2007 via Margo Lanagan
• "The misplaced Boy: A Reporter at Large" © 2007 via Maureen F. McHugh
• "Bad good fortune, hassle, demise, and Vampire Sex" © 2007 through Garth Nix
• "Larissa Miusov" © 2007 through Lucius Shepard
• "The Lustration" © 2007 by way of Bruce Sterling
• "Quartermaster Returns" © 2007 by way of Ysabeau S. Wilce

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