Lavie Tidhar (who publishes The Bookman with Angry Robot in January 2010) has edited an anthology of World SF. Over at SF Signal he explains what World SF is, and why he chose to take on this particular project.
I read a lot of American SF, but I think my heart will always belong to PKD because he was the only one who put me in his books.
I grew up on a kibbutz in Israel. It’s a sort of socialist cooperative. Or was when I was growing up. And you know – in the midst of all these American SF novels, with their bright American futures, there was PKD – and he had kibbutzim on Mars! That was me, up there! Not John W. Campbell Jr.’s superior white western Europeans, but people like me! There were Jews in space! Socialist Jews! Campbell wouldn’t have liked that, maybe – but to me it was a revelation.
Head on over to SF Signal to read the rest of this excellent interview.