Stolen from SFSignal’s Book Cover Smackdown:

Tides from the New Worlds by Tobias S. Buckell

Caribbean born novelist Tobias Buckell established himself as a gifted new voice in science fiction with his stunning first novel Crystal Rain. Now, in his first collection, Buckell demonstrates his strengths in the short form, offering readers a collection of stories that are compelling, smart, wonderfully imagined, and entertaining.

Tides from the New Worlds contains 19 stories that range from multicultural science fiction to magical realism, some in print for the first time.

Table of Contents:

Fish Merchant
In The Heart of Kalikuata
The Shackles of Freedom (with Mike Resnick)
Shoah Sry (with Ilsa Bick)
In Orbite Medievali
Four Eyes
Spurn Babylon
Death’s Dreadlocks
Smooth Talking
Something In The Rock
A Green Thumb
All Her Children Fought
Toy Planes

Though I’m not a huge fan of montage images on covers (especially when they involve giant, floating space-heads), the art itself is fun, the typeface is nice and the colours work. His novels are known to be short, snappy works, so I can only imagine his style translates well to short fiction. Certainly a book I’m eager to get my hands on!

Tides from the New Worlds is available from Wyrm Publishing.

  • Tia May 5, 2009 at 1:12 am

    SWEET cover!

  • aidan May 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Hopefully the book itself is even better!

  • Benjamin May 11, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I think that cover is just gorgeous. This book is next on my To Read list and I’m definitely looking forward to it.