Tag Archives: anthology

After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar

Edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray, this anthology of fantasy stories has a fun concept that acts as a connective thread: all the stories take place, at least partly, in a bar. The same bar. And not just any … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Universe of Things, by Gwyneth Jones

The Universe of Things is a difficult anthology to review, since it is populated by some very difficult writing, and I don’t mean the language is hard to understand. By this, I mean that the stories are very challenging, and … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Door to Lost Pages

Troubled young runaway Aydee escapes her abusive home and stumbles across a bookstore called Lost Pages. After a series of bizarre encounters with a variety of creatures and divine beings, Aydee is befriended by Lost Pages’ shopkeeper Lucas and his … Continue reading

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Best Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction, Edited by Cecilia Tan and Bethany Zaiatz

The Best Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Cecilia Tan and Bethany Zaiatz is a cohesive, balanced collection of stories that definitely live up to Circlet Press’ goal to find new ways to break open the strictures and formulas … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Greenhouse

A review of “Welcome to the Greenhouse” (ed. Gordon Van Gelder) Continue reading

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Tesseracts 14

Tesseracts is a historic semi-annual anthology of Canadian science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Each volume is put together by a different pair of editors. Jean-Louis Trudel’s history of the series up until 1998 can be found in Tesseracts 7. Edge … Continue reading

Posted in February 2011 | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Tenth Orbit

Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places is a single-author collection by Argentine writer Gustavo Bondoni, put out by the small press Altered Dimensions and available in paperback and ebook editions. The twenty-two stories comprising this volume are primarily idea-driven science … Continue reading

Posted in February 2011 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Dark Spires

The publisher, Cheryl Morgan, has this to say about Dark Spires: I’m not going to wax lyrical about its chances in awards, because it is not that sort of book. Dark Spires was not created to compete with the blockbuster … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Apexology: Horror

Apexology: Horror is a digital only anthology of dark fiction from Apex Books.  The anthology’s editor, Jason Sizemore, states in the introduction that the anthology’s goal is to “promote the authors on the Apex roster in a cost efficient manner.” … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sword and Sorceress, XXV

Sword and Sorceress, XXV, edited by Elisabeth Waters, takes the reader on a waltz through divergent worlds and heroines.  Add a dash of romance and derring-do, not to mention a generous portion of sorcery, and we’re presented with an all-encompassing … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , | 68 Comments

Crossed Genres Year Two

Submitting to Crossed Genres is an interesting exercise in interpretation and limiting one’s creativity – every month, there is a theme, and submissions should fit the theme of any given month. The themes are interpreted in a variety of ways, … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Imaginários 3

After a few years of apparent stagnation, the speculative fiction market has been gaining strength in Brazil, with top publishers bringing foreign authors, and independent publishers opening the door for local ones. There are exceptions, but that’s how most publishers … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bulgarian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Boutique Publishing in SFF Fan Clubs. Review of the commemorative book “With the Name of Ivan Efremov”

1. Boutique Publishing A unique language spoken in a single small country is a blessing and a curse, because it is a core element of the national identity, but it also puts writers and fans in isolation and in a … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Rigor Amortis

For those who like their romances literally mushy, Rigor Amortis, edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt, collects an anthology of flash fiction pieces, interspersed with the occasional poem, all centered on zombies and erotica/romance. Actually, it would be fairer … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010, November 2010 | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Italy: a leftist anthology of short stories to help build a better country

In a very harrowing historical and political period for Italy, well known Italian SF authors, along with beginners, offer their literary contribution to a legitimate longing for the freedom that seems to be missing in everyday life in this country. … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010, November 2010 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mount København

Kasper Colling Nielsen: Mount København. Publisher: Gyldendal, 2010. 176 pages, DKK 229. Kasper Colling Nielsen’s debut book Mount København [Mount Copenhagen] is a wonderfully lopsided, indefinable work.

Posted in October 2010 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Paraíso Líquido

Luiz Bras: Paraíso Líquido Terracota This is a book you won’t be able to read in English in the near future. Published as a free edition under the auspices of the government of the State of São Paulo, Paraíso Liquido … Continue reading

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