The New Voices of Fantasy

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

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What would you do if a tornado wanted you to be its Valentine? Or if a haunted spacesuit banged on your door? When is the ideal time to turn into a tiger? Would you post a supernatural portal on Craigslist?

The New Voices of Fantasy spotlights nineteen breakout writers who are reinventing fantasy right now.

International, crosscultural, and fearless, many of these rising stars have just or are about to publish their first novels and collections. They bring you childhood stories gone wrong, magical creatures in heat, a building that’s alive and full of waiters, love, ducks, and a new take on a bloodsucking fiend.

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Top 10 Favourite Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s prompt is all about novellas and short stories. I like a good novella, but I don’t think I have read enough to pick my top 10 favourite ones, so instead, I’m going with some of the great short stories I’ve read in the past few year. Though I have to admit it was difficult to choose only 10.

 

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Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold by Paula Guran

Beyond the Woods Anthology Paula Guran

Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

Best of the Bunch

  • Halfway People by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Beyond the Naked Eye by Rachel Swirsky
  • Good Hunting by Ken Liu

An overall very good collection of fairy tale, with each author adding his or her own unique twist to some well-known and some not very known tales. Read on for a more detailed review of each story.

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Unnatural Creatures – Review

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Overall Rating of the Anthology: 4 Stars


This anthology is all about creatures. The stories were all chosen by Neil Gaiman and we get stories from a variety of different authors from different times. The stories range from creepy to funny to thoughtful.

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