Rock on: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy

by Paula Guran
Release date: 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, anthology

Edited by Paula Guran.

Kick out the jams with hot licks and fantastic riffs on rock and roll from the only kind of fiction that feeds the soul: science fiction and fantasy. Like rock, speculative fiction is larger than life, there’s no limit on where it can take you. Electrifying stories with the drive, the emotion, the heart of rock. Headliners, award winners, and rising stars take the stage with their greatest fictional hits. Find a place, grab some space... get ready to rock! Includes two original stories.


  • Elizabeth Bear, “Hobnoblin Blues”
  • Poppy Z. Brite, “Arise”
  • Edward Bryant “Stone”
  • Pat Cadigan “Rock On”
  • Lawrence C. Connolly “Mercenary” (Original)
  • Bradley Denton “We Love Lydia Love”
  • Elizabeth Hand “The Erl-King”
  • Del James “Mourningstar” (Original)
  • Graham Joyce “Last Rising Son”
  • Greg Kihn “Then Play On”
  • Marc Laidlaw “Wunderkindergarten”
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan “Paedomorphosis”
  • Charles de Lint “That Was Radio Clash”
  • Graham Masterton “Voodoo Child”
  • Alastair Reynolds “At Budokan”
  • David J. Schow “Odeed”:
  • Lewis Shiner “Jeff Beck”:
  • John Shirley “Freezone”
  • Lucius Shepard “…How My Heart Breaks When I Sing This Song…”
  • Norman Spinrad “The Big Flash”
  • Bruce Sterling “We See Things Differently”
  • Michael Swanwick “The Feast of Saint Janis”
  • F. Paul Wilson “Bob Dylan, Troy Johnson, and the Speed Queen”
  • Howard Waldrop “Flying Saucer Rock and Roll”
(updated 2014-11-14)

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