As part of our Talking Shop series, recently, we hosted a panel of five science fiction editors for a discussion. Watch above as Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld magazine, Rose Fox and Daniel José Older of the Long Hidden anthology, Alex Shvartsman of Unidentified Funny Objects, and Brian White of Fireside magazine talk about books that influenced them, diversity in the genre, and why they’re bored by milquetoast protagonists. 

For the best anthologies to happen, it’s important to publish good work that you care about, and to make sure you cast a wide net when you’re seeking that good work — that’s how you get a varied collection. As Rose said: “There’s something magical about a collection of short stories where each one is so different.” We couldn’t agree more. 

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