Other Worlds Than These

by John Joseph Adams
Release date: June 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology

Edited by John Joseph Adams.

What if you could not only travel any location in the world, but to any possible world?

We can all imagine such "other worlds" - be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder - but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume - until now.


  • Foreword by Lev Grossman
  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • Moon Six by Stephen Baxter
  • A Brief Guide to Other Histories by Paul McAuley
  • Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage by Seanan McGuire
  • An Empty House With Many Doors by Michael Swanwick
  • Twenty-Two Centimeters by Gregory Benford
  • Ana's Tag by William Alexander
  • Nothing Personal by Pat Cadigan
  • The Rose Wall by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria by John R. Fultz
  • Ruminations in an Alien Tongue by Vandana Singh
  • Ten Sigmas by Paul Melko
  • Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
  • [A Ghost Samba] by Ian McDonald
  • The Cristóbal Effect by Simon McCaffery
  • Beyond Porch and Portal by E. Catherine Tobler
  • Signal to Noise by Alastair Reynolds
  • Porridge on Islac by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Mrs. Todd's Shortcut by Stephen King
  • The Ontological Factor by David Barr Kirtley
  • Dear Annabehls by Mercurio D. Rivera
  • The Goat Variations by Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr by George R. R. Martin
  • Of Swords and Horses by Carrie Vaughn
  • Impossible Dreams by Tim Pratt
  • Like Minds by Robert Reed
  • The City of Blind Delight by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Angles by Orson Scott Card
  • The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories by Christie Yant
  • Trips by Robert Silverberg
  • For Further Reading (essay) by Ross E. Lockhart
updated 2012-07-15

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