I don’t often read whole single author collections in one go. Actually I rarely finish them. Minatures was an exception. I had a stressful job interview and had on a whim picked up Minatures by Scalzi as it was cheap and I had enjoyed his work in the past. I read most of the collection on the day of the interview, reading one story after another – keeping me laughing and smiling though the day up to the interview.
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.
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.”
I just read The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff and am in the process of reading the second book. I greatly enjoy her style and her take on fays. When I saw that she had just published a short story collection with just fay stories I thought, hey that is made for me. And I think the name is kinda clever so bonus points for that.
Title: Glitter & Mayhem
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.
Title: METAtropolis: Cascadia
Author: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias S. Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder & Ken Scholes
Published: 2010 by Audible Frontiers
Read: October 25. – 28. 2013
Length: 13 hours
Status: First reading
Genre: Science fiction
The setting of the second book is Cascadia, the truly green city of the Metatropolis world that is in the middle of a soft apocalypse. The world is post-industrial, post-capitalist, post-national. The first volume was all about how to create a livable world in that setting, this second book is set around 2070. The world is changed and quite different but also recognisable.