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Other Worlds Than These table of contents

Here’s the table of contents and cover copy for Other Worlds Than These. (In case you missed it, we just recently revealed the cover.)

Cover Copy

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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from The Golden Compass to 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.

Table of Contents

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