Monday, March 26, 2007

A Soon-To-Be Released Anthology of SF
Stories on the Subject of Jesus Christ

Considering how many tales of SF over the years I've come across that treat Jesus Christ and biblical events with less than due honor--from the merely skeptical to the outright blasphemous--it is with some trepidation that I'm about to preorder the following anthology edited by Michael Bishop, winner of the Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Locus awards for his works:

A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-five Imaginative Tales About the Christ

Most of the stories are not newly created for the anthology, though, yes, some are. And you will recognize some of the titles if you've been reading SF for a while. Ecco the contents:

(tentative, as of 01/20/07)
Introduction: An Epistle to the Curious (Michael Bishop)
The Man (Ray Bradbury)
Early Marvels (Romulus Linney)
Miriam (Noni Tyent) *
Friends in High Places (Jack McDevitt) *
Behold the Man (Michael Moorcock)
Sequel on SkorpiĆ³s (Michael Bishop)
Shimabara (Karen Joy Fowler)
The Pale, Thin God (Mike Resnick)
The Inquisitor General (from The Brothers Karamazov) (Fyodor Dostoyevsky; adapted by Michael Bishop)
The Sin of Jesus (Isaac Babel)
The Detective of Dreams (Gene Wolfe)
The Gospel According to Mark (Jorge Luis Borges)
Ragman (Walter Wangerin, Jr.)
Christus Destitutus (Bud Webster)
Slow Dancing with Jesus (Gardner Dozois & Jack Dann)
On the Road to New Egypt (Jeffrey Ford)
Understanding Entropy (Barry Malzberg)
Murmur's Laws (Jack Slay, Jr.)
The Coming of Christ the Joker (George Zebrowski)
Passion (John M. Williams) *
Lignum Crucis (Paul Di Filippo) *
Touring JesusWorld (Gregory Frost)
Cross Carriers (Bruce Holland Rogers) *
A Cross of Centuries (Henry Kuttner)
The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde)
Recommended Reading List
* Stories original to this anthology

Anyone out there gonna buy it, too?


1 comment:

Elliot said...

Maybe I'll wait and see what you think of it!