Sideways in Crime

Lou Anders, Editor . Solaris $15 (363p) ISBN 978-1-84416-566-7

Editors blend speculative fiction with other genres to create anthologies with broad appeal.

Sideways in Crime Edited by Lou Anders . Solaris (www.solarisbooks.com ), $15 paper (368p) ISBN 978-1-84416-566-7

Fans of alternate history and crime fiction should enjoy this high-quality anthology from noted editor Anders (Outside the Box ). The tone of the 15 contributions ranges from the tongue-in-cheek (Mike Resnick and Eric Flint's “Conspiracies: A Very Condensed 937-Page Novel,” featuring an alien abduction of Jimmy Hoffa) to serious political theory (Stephen Baxter's “Fate and the Fire-lance,” a whodunit set in a 20th-century Roman Empire). Jon Courtenay Grimwood weighs in with “Chicago,” a twisty tale in which technological advances allow the narrator to plot a perfect murder. The standouts are S.M. Stirling's “A Murder in Eddsford,” which could be at home in a collection of English cozies, and Mary Rosenblum's “Sacrifice,” which marries a vision of advanced Aztec civilization to an intricate plot. (June)

Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
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Mass Market Paperbound - 496 pages - 978-1-84416-745-6
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