short stories: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream edited by Hank Davis, Baen Books 2013 mass market paperback, science fiction – horror

I don’t read a lot of horror, not being much of a fan of being scared or feeling terror. But I do sometimes enjoy “monster” fiction, so I’ll read Alien or Godzilla sorts of things, and I decided to buy this based on science fiction master type stories, rather than soul-grinding horror to keep me awake at night.

I like the editing chops of Hank Davis, I’ve enjoyed other anthologies he’s edited and was also briefly in an APA with him. His introductions are good and he included one of his stories here and it’s good too.

Should all the stories in this anthology are good, my favorites are  those by Sarah Hoyt, James H. Schmitz and George R. R. Martin. Prepared to feel a chill run up your back…


Introduction: It’s Dark Between the Stars, by Hank Davis
“A Walk in the Dark,” Arthur C. Clarke (Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1950)
“Frog Water,” Tony Daniel (2013)
“Lost Memory,” Peter Phillips (Galaxy, May 1952)
“Dragons,” Sarah A. Hoyt (2013)
“The Last Weapon,” Robert Sheckley (Star Science Fiction Stories, 1953)
“Mongoose,” Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette (Lovecraft Unbound, 2009)
“Medusa,” Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding Science Fiction, February 1942)
“The Searcher,” James H. Schmitz (Analog, February 1966)
“The Rhine’s World Incident,” Neal Asher (Subterfuge, 2008)
“Nothing Happens on the Moon,” Paul Ernst (Astounding Science Fiction, February 1939)
“Visiting Shadow,” Hank Davis (2013)
“The God of the Asteroid,” Clark Ashton Smith (Wonder Stories, October 1932, as “Master of the Asteroid”)
“Sandkings,” George R. R. Martin (Omni, August 1979)

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11 Responses to short stories: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

  1. tracybham says:

    This sounds very good, I agree about Hank Davis, he was an editor on Cosmic Corsairs (which you so kindly sent me). Also, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette had a story in Cosmic Corsairs that I liked.

  2. Steven A Oerkfitz says:

    Pretty good lineup but the only story I recall is Sandkings by George R. R. Martin. Great story.
    I don’t mind readng horror fiction. I am never scared by a story or a movie for that matter. It is just that a good horror story can create tension just like a good thriller.

  3. I read IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM when it was first published. Hank Davis has another anthology coming out next month. I have it on order.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Another former DAPA-EMmer makes good. I will definitely read this anthology.

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