George Zebrowski : Synergy SF


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George Zebrowski launched Synergy in 1987 as a twice-annual anthology of "fine writing wedded to critical speculation" in original paperbacks from Harcort Brace Jovanovich. The introduction to the first volume reviews the history of science fiction as context for the need to pursue more ambitious SF than was often seen in the decade since Star Wars. Each of the four volumes includes a state of the art essay, by Brian W. Aldiss, Andrew Joron (on poetry), Ian Watson, and Pamela Sargent respectively. The stories are often longer than typical in original anthologies, and authors included veterans like Charles Harness and Chad Oliver.

Fifteen years after the fourth volume, a final volume appeared in hardcover from a different publisher, again with stories by a range of authors, and with essays by William Tenn and the editor, and interviews with Cele Goldsmith Lalli and Ray Bradbury.

Robert Frazier and Andrew Joron appeared three times, all poems, two in collaboration with each other.

  • Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1, (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987) [isfdb]
  • Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2, (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988) [isfdb]
  • Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3, (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989) [isfdb]
  • Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4, (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989) [isfdb]
  • Synergy SF: New Science Fiction, (Five Star, 2004) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Eleanor Arnason
  • The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Gregory Benford
  • Bleak Velocities -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Proserpina's Daughter (by GB & Paul A. Carter) -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3
  • Damien Broderick
  • The Meek -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Yggdrasil -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Jayge Carr
  • Chimera -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Paul A. Carter
  • Proserpina's Daughter (by Gregory Benford & PAC) -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3
  • Michael Cassutt
  • Passages -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Bruce Clemence
  • All the Livelong Night -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • Phylogenesis -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3
  • Robert Frazier
  • The Daily Chernobyl -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • Man Suspended by Voices (by Andrew Joron & RF) -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Uncompressed Rituals (by Andrew Joron & RF) -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • James Gunn
  • The End-of-the-World Ball -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Charles L. Harness
  • Polly -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Signals -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Jan Lars Jensen
  • Bodily Surrender -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Andrew Joron
  • Antenna -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Man Suspended by Voices (by AJ & Robert Frazier) -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Uncompressed Rituals (by AJ & Robert Frazier) -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Fruma Klass
  • Before the Rainbow -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 3
  • Two More for Tolstoi -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • Marc Laidlaw
  • The Farmer on the Wall -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Probability Pipeline (by Rudy Rucker & ML) -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • Chris McKitterick
  • The Enlightenment -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction
  • James Morrow
  • Diary of a Mad Deity -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • Veritas -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Chad Oliver
  • Old Four-Eyes -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Daniel Pearlman
  • The Final Dream -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Taking from the Top -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • Frederik Pohl
  • My Life as a Born-Again Pig -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Robert Reed
  • Oort Cloud -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 4
  • Rudy Rucker
  • Inside Out -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Probability Pipeline (by RR & Marc Laidlaw) -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Backward, Turn Backward -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • W. Warren Wagar
  • Madonna of the Red Sun -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Howard Waldrop
  • French Scenes -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 2
  • Ian Watson
  • Jewels in an Angel's Wing -- Synergy: New Science Fiction, Number 1
  • Janeen Webb
  • Red City -- Synergy SF: New Science Fiction

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