Synergy SF: New Science Fiction “Red City”

Synergy SF - New Science Fiction
Editor: George Zebrowski
Published: 2 Sept 2004

In the mid 1980s to early 1990s, acclaimed author and editor George Zebrowski created Synergy, an all-new collection of the best modern science fiction stories, which spanned four volumes and published some of the most innovative, thought-provoking, speculative fiction ever. Synergy SF: New Science Fiction marks the return of this acclaimed original anthology with a new selection of stories, including: Jan Lars Jensen’s “Bodily Surrender,” in which a man may interface with a machine, but what does he see when he looks back on his humanity; Charles L. Harness’s “Polly,” where intelligent life arises and grows where it will — just as humanity did. But when the intelligence itself is invented by a team of scientists, it faces new and unusual threats to its survival — such as copyright infringement; and Janeen Webb’s “The Red City,” where a spoiled trophy wife from the future stumbles through a hole in time to ancient India, and soon learns that even daily existence is a matter of life and death. Two additional short stories, poetry, interviews with Ray Bradbury and Cele Goldsmith, and William Tenn on the radio broadcast of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds round out this fantastic collection.