Gil Williamson

Welcome to the 16th issue of Mythaxis.

I present to you Mythaxis' 16th collection of short speculative fiction, the July 2015 edition.

My enthusiasm for short science fiction and fantasy remains undimmed. Very often, an attractive original idea entertains for ten pages but could probably not be sustained for a couple of hundred pages, let alone a series of novels.

I think particularly of:

  • Ray Bradbury's The Veldt,
  • Roger Zelazny's The Doors of his Face, the Lamps of his Mouth,
  • James Blish's A Case of Conscience,
  • William Gibson's The Gernsback Continuum,
  • Cordwainer Smith's The Game of Rat and Dragon,
  • Bruce Sterling's Bicycle Repairman
  • Arthur C. Clarke's The Nine Billion Names of God,
  • Asimov's The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline,
  • Ian Watson's Slow Birds,
  • Jorge Luis Borges' The Aleph,
  • Jack Vance's The Dragon Masters.
I find that I could fill several pages with short stories that have stuck in my mind for years, many for decades.

That is the tradition I aim to uphold with Mythaxis. Read and enjoy.

Gil Williamson


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