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The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance (Mammoth Romances)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Love Will Find A Way
19 Fantastic Future-Set Romances

The good news is, in the future there will be no shortage of romance. On space ships, on newly-colonized planets or on a barely recognizable Earth; life forms, whether human, alien or something in between, will find their way to love.

As giant corporations grasp new opportunities for profit and future armies clash, both in
Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Running Press
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I read this in January. Now it’s April. Yesterday I re-read one of the stories I’d liked, which reminded me of something else in the book, which I then perhaps ranted about. I thought if I can rant about something in a book three months after I read it, I should probably go to the effort of a fuller review.

This is an anthology. You know when you pick it up what that means – there will be good bits and bad bits. All you can do is hope the good outnumbers the bad, and in this case I would say it d
1. Flying is Faster
by Jeannie Holmes
Rating: 3

2. Star Crossed
by Cathy Clamp
Rating: 2.5 stars

3. Naturally Beautiful
by Jaime Leigh Hansen
Rating: 4 stars

4. Seven Months of Forever
by Linnea Sinclair
Rating: 3.5 stars

5. Memories of Gravity
by Patrice Sarath
Rating: 3 stars

6. Fade Away and Radiate
by Michele Lang
Rating: 3.5 Stars

7. New Earth Twelve
by Mandy M. Roth
Rating: 4 stars

8. Red Dawn
by Delilah Devlin
Rating: 4 Stars

9. Racing Hearts
by Kiersten Fay
Rating: 3.5 stars

10. In the Interes
Clipped this list from somewhere else, will check it later. I just wanted to add a few thoughts as I work my way through this one... I recognized a fair number of these authors from my PNR and UF reading - though I actually cut my reading 'teeth' on scifi short stories, oh about an eon ago when I was young and the world was new:) There were actually a fair number of these stories that felt a bit heftier than shorts normally do and a fair number that I enjoyed for that reason. Here's just a bit a ...more
Monique Atgood
This book is so awesome! You know that feeling you get when you have a book that just ‘sings’ and calls to you? Like the feeling you get when you have a spare hour, and a really good book? This one is it.
Flying is Faster by Jeannie Homes 4.5 Stars
Human doc on a colony planet helps a native humanoid/bird woman rescue her brother. They are stuck in the wilderness avoiding predators and love blossoms. This one has a definite ending and is a great opener. It’s a shortie, and amazingly paints a whol
Nick Turner
Does romance imply sex and violence? Some stories in this collection contain adult themes. Capsule reviews for a sample:

Flying is Faster by Jeannie Holmes - 3/5 Fun fantasy. Amazon romance. With wings. Adventure on an Earthlike alien planet. Momentarily more explicit than typical YA but tasteful if you don't find the male gaze skeevy.

Star Crossed by Cathy Clamp - 2/5 okay. Novella in five parts. Ultimate suicide mission for two. Opposites attract. Order (her) and chaos (him). Sol. Mistaken-ident

Jul 13, 2013 Caro rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: sci-fi
This was a great book. Something I would definitely keep on the shelf and intend to keep an eye out for. All these stories were good. Some better than others, but all but one or two were really good. Half the stories I didn't want to end. This was a great anthology. (Which is saying something be cuz usually there are only one or two good stories in one) Besides being 'futuristic' these stories were definitely a variety. Time travel, space flight, aliens, living on other planets, cool tech gizmos ...more
Linnea Sinclair's two stories were the clear highlights of this compilation of futuristic romance. Several others were good, but there were also a few that, based on the quality of the writing and editing, should not have been included. I'm glad I got it for Linnea's stories, but it's a mixed bag.
The Noah by C.L. Wilson - 4.5 stars
Seven Months of Forever by Linnea Sinclair - 5 stars
Tales from the Second Chance Saloon:Macawley’s Listby Linnea Sinclair - 4.5 stars
Since there are a ton of stories here, reviewing each one would be a bit silly. I'll add a rating as I read the stories, so this review will be updated repeatedly. I won't add it to my news feed over and over, though.

Flying is Faster by Jeannie Holmes - 3 stars
Nice to see a heroine save the hero for once.

Star Crossed by Cathy Clamp - 4 stars
Loved the flying blind thing.

Some of the stories were quite good, but I skipped a lot. It got tiring reading about the same thing over and over.
Nov 05, 2012 Gabby marked it as to-read
Does anyone else think that this looks suspiciously like the Wicked Pretty Things Cover?

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A strong collection of 19 science fiction romance stories. Usually there are only 1 or 2 stories in an anthology that I like, but this book had several memorable stories, like Michele Lang's "Fade Away and Radiate" (about letting go of guilt and letting yourself love again), Linnea Sinclair's "Macawley's List" (about second chances), and Marcella Burnard's "Nobody's Present" (with the most clever, observant, and adaptable physics teacher heroine).
Lorraine Lesar
Very disappointed. I believe that their were 19 stories in this book, all very short. If you are going to write stories of this size, you must hit hard to make a impact, unfortunately, none came close. I usually like this type of book, normally to find new authors that catch my eye, none did. Suggest that if this is your thing, check out your local library to see if they carry a copy rather than wasting your money, because at £7.99' it is expensive,
Melissa J. Katano
Nice collection of stories. I bought it for the Linnea Sinclair story (a follow-up to GAMES OF COMMAND), but I enjoyed the others. Good for when you want a romance with a flavoring of Science Fiction, but you don't want to commit to a novel. (This is why I love anthologies!)
The stories weren't given enough page space to develop. Seemed like a creative writing class could have produced the same material and not a single one of the stories made me interested in reading another one of these authors.
Better than its name would suggest. Quick reading, but several made me want more. Will definitely have to look up a few authors.
I really enjoyed this anthology. Usually in an anthology a few are great and a few are so-so but I really enjoyed every story.
Shanna Trim
Jan 01, 2013 Shanna Trim marked it as to-read
It's only available in ebook form for the kindle? Are you kidding me?
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Trisha Telep was the romance and fantasy book buyer at Murder One, a London crime, mystery, and romance bookstore; she's now co-owner of the virtual bookstore and an editor of romance and supernatural anthologies for Mammoth. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in London.
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