Since the end of the world (in case you forgot, that was 2012), the writers community at SFFWorld.com has published a collection of speculative fiction every year:
2012 – THE END
To commemorate the imminent end, these Visions of Apocalypse were voted for in a forum contest in which the end of the world was themed on earth, wind or fire. The winning pieces were joined by contributions from guest authors Tristis Ward, Michael J. Sullivan and Hugh Howey, which became the template for all the collections to follow.
2013 – LUCKY OR UNLUCKY?
Given the year in question, our follow-up anthology could only follow one theme! Featuring Thirteen Stories of Fate, invited author Mark Lawrence rounded out a varied collection in which fortune, good or bad, played a crucial part in every piece.
2014 – WARS TO END ALL WARS
Published one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War, our third collection featured a WWI-era novella by Elizabeth Moon. It presented Alternate Tales from the Trenches, speculative stories in which the so-called “great” war was very different from what history would tell us. One piece was runner-up in the 2014 Sidewise Award short-form category!
2015 – ECOTONES
Our next theme focused on those places where different ecosystems come into contact, and maybe conflict. Subtitled Ecological Stories from the Borders Between Fantasy and Science Fiction, it contained works from fourteen contributors including Ken Liu, Lauren Beukes and Tobias S. Buckell.
2016 – YOU ARE HERE
Our largest collection to date, YOU ARE HERE was only the second time we invited submissions from the wider world. These eighteen Tales of Cartographic Wonders all included some variation of a map as their central theme, and were headlined by bestselling indie-author Lindsay Buroker.
Maybe you can join us on our next excursion…