Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology

First edition:
Tor Books, 1996, 384 pp., $23.95, hardcover
ISBN 0-312-86090-0


From the jacket copy...

The Sycamore Hill Writer's Conference is a prestigious event; attendence is by invitation only. This outstanding anthology offers original stories by the members of the 1994 SycHill--some of the most successful and influential SF writers in the world.

In this book you will enjoy stories by Richard Butner, Carol Emshwiller, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Frazier, Gregory Frost, Alexander Jablokov, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Jonathon Lethem, Maureen F. McHugh, Michaela Roessner, Bruce Sterling, and Mark L. Van Name. The stories were all written especially for the Sycamore Hill workshop, and are, in their final form here, the results of commentary by the other members of the group.

In addition, each writer has created a commentary about the experience of the workshop itself--what the group and its comments meant to him or her. And as a bonus for readers interested in the writers' workshop experience, or in forming their own critique group, Intersections contains the "Turkey City Lexicon," a glossary of useful terms for critiquing science fiction stories, codified by the Turkey City workshop in Austin, Texas, and adopted by many writers' workshops around the world.

Click here to see the attendees of the 1990 Sycamore Hill (courtesy of John Kessel), or here for this year's attendees (courtesy of James Patrick Kelly).


Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology is copyright © 1996 by John Kessel, Mark L. Van Name, and Richard Butner.

However, all stories therein are copyright © 1996 by their respective authors.