Reading: Games Creatures Play

19547732Title:  Games Creatures Play
Editor: Charlaine Harris 
Short story anthology
Genre: Urban fantasy,

From the cover: 

“Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures—though not literally. But these fifteen authors have written spirited—in more ways than one—new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.”

Dreamer by Brandon Sanderson

Hide and seek by William Kent Krueger

Stepping into the Dead Zone by Jan Burke

Dead on the Bones by Joe Lansdale

The Devil went Down to Boston by Caitlin Kittredge

On the Playing Fields of Blood by Brendan DuBois

The God’s Games by Dana Cameron

The Case of the Hunted Safeway by Scott Sigler

Prise de Fer by Ellen Kushner

In the Blue Hereafter by Charlaine Harris

False Knight on the Road by Mercedes Lackey

Jammed by Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire ‏@seananmcguire Rachel models the new Slasher Chicks shirt!
Rachel models the new Slasher Chicks shirt!

Another roller derby story from McGuire about the youngest of the Price girls. Cute story that fits very well into the universe. As always the writing is lovely. I love Annie’s voice in this story – it got a great sense of humor:

“Mom! I’m going to fight a monster haven’t identified yet!”
“Don’t get decapitated, dear.” She called back.

And that is pretty much the stile of the story. Great silly fun. With monsters and roller derby.

Hide and seek by Adam-Troy Castro

Ice by Laura Lippman

Bell, Book, and Candlepin by Toni L.P. Kelner

The Stats

Authors: Jan BurkeDana CameronAdam-Troy CastroCharlaine HarrisToni L.P. KelnerCaitlin KittredgeWilliam Kent KruegerEllen KushnerMercedes LackeyJoe LansdaleLaura LippmanSeanan McGuireBrendan DuBoisBrandon SandersonScott Sigler
Published: March 6th 2014 by Jo Fletcher Books
Read: May 23 2014 to
Format: ebook

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