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2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology
by more…Robert Dawson , Thoraiya Dyer (Goodreads Author) , Ronald D. Ferguson (Goodreads Author) , Rebecca Gomez Farrell (Goodreads Author) , Damien Angelica Walters (Goodreads Author) , Lee Hallison , Michael Haynes (Goodreads Author), Michael Hodges (Goodreads Author) , Van Aaron Hughes , Micah Joel (Goodreads Author) , Alex Kane (Goodreads Author) , Kenneth S. Kao , Mur Lafferty (Goodreads Author) , Anaea Lay , Lauren Liebowitz (Goodreads Author) , Marina J. Lostetter (Goodreads Author) , Wakefield Mahon (Goodreads Author) , Rich Matrunick , T.C. McCarthy (Goodreads Author) , D. Thomas Minton (Goodreads Author) , Bernie Mojzes (Goodreads Author) , Grayson Bray Morris , Trina Marie Phillips (Goodreads Author) , Sarah Pinsker (Goodreads Author) , Andrew Penn Romine , Robert Lowell Russell , Martin L. Shoemaker , Alex Shvartsman (Goodreads Author) , Cory Skerry , Amy Sundberg , Peter Sursi , Nicole M. Taylor (Goodreads Author) , Nick Tchan , Sylvia Spruck Wrigley (Goodreads Author) , Seth Frost (Goodreads Author) , Grant Stone (Goodreads Author) …less , , , , , , ,
ebook, Special Awards Focus, No.1, 896 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Rampant Loon Press
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Disclaimer: I have three stories in this book, and for any other book I would disqualify myself from rating or recommending it, but this collection is far too important. It is a glimpse of the future of the future - the future of speculative fiction, the next generation of writers, people whose dreams will shape the world. Unlike a theme anthology or an editor-selected collection, this book contains up to 3 stories per author, selected by the authors themselves, and the only criterion for inclus ...more
This is a great idea for an anthology and I'm glad so many of the potential candidates for this year's award were able to participate. What an enormous book this would have been if all had done so! Authors whose stories I particularly liked were David Carani, Thoraiya Dyer, Sarah Frost, Damien Walters Grintalis, Grayson Bray Morris, Cory Skerry, and of course Mur Lafferty (the story Random Fire from Van Allen Hughes also stands out but I won't comment further - spoilers, sweetie!), but there's a ...more
Sometimes I feel like I read short stories the wrong way. Instead of savouring each one and giving it time, I cram them in greedily, which sometimes makes them blur into each other. However, I do find that often phrases and ideas stick with me long after I've read them, so I must be taking something in! There was a huge variety of speculative fiction in here, with some really well constructed short stories and imaginative worlds and characters. Very enjoyable.