Category Archives: Read along

Reading: The Left Hand of Darkness

c07b4c16-a946-4064-8b55-06393d3e5b0aimg100Title: The Left Hand of Darkness
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Series: Hainish Cycle, book 4
Genre: classic science fiction

This year I set myself a goal of reading some classic fantasy and science fiction works. When I was in Amsterdam in the spring I picked up a copy of “The Left Hand of Darkness”. I have tried starting it three times now. I decided that if I am going to motivate myself to reading it I properly need to write it about it as I read.

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Reading: Help Fund my Robot Army!!!

Help Fund my Robot ArmyTitle:  Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects
Editor:  John Joseph Adams
Short story anthology
Genre: eh

This collection is really an outrage idea. All of the stories are fake Kickstarter projects with fantastical or science fiction elements. Each story is presented as if it was a Kickstarter pitch. And of course the project was funded by a kickstarter… which I supported. How meta is that!

Part of the fun of this collection is knowing the format and the ways in which the stories plays with that format. In the following I will comment on the stories that interested me.

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Reading: Kaleidoscope

22029529Title:  Kaleidoscope
Editor:  Julia RiosAlisa Krasnostein
Short story anthology
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, magical realism

Crowdfunded project that I have supported among with many other people. The anthology gathers original fantasy and science fiction stories about diverse young adult protagonists. And they use the word diverse to cover a broad spectrum of genders, sexuality, ethnicity, ability and everything from neurotypical to protagonists that isn’t. The authors themself are also quite diverse.

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Reading: Jane Yellowrock short stories

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Title: WeSa and the Lumber KingThe Early YearsCat TatsKitsHaintsSignatures of the DeadFirst SightDance MasterCajun With FangsBeneath a Bloody MoonBlack Water
Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock
Genre: Urban fantasy

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

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Reading: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7

15817091Title: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7
Published: April 18th 2013 by Night Shade Books
Format: Short Story Anthology
Read:  August 16th 2013 –
Status: First reading
Genre: Urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror, steampunk, weird fiction, magic realism etc.

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Reading: Glitter & Mayhem

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Published: August 21st 2013 by Apex Publications
Format: Short Story Anthology
Read:  September 9th – November 28th 2013
Status: First reading
Genre: Urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror, mythology, fairy tale
Website: Glitter & Mayhem

I got this on kindle for $4.99 which I think is an amazing price for over twenty stories. Some of them by my favourite authors. There are stories by  Tansy Rayner Roberts, Seanan McGuire and Diana Rowland. I could not, not get this.

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