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Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II

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Some things are gone forever; but that is not the end. There are new lives to be lived, new discoveries to be made, changes to be fought for, enjoyed, or feared. Experience worlds where existence continues beyond death and much-wanted babies become something else entirely. Where humanity endures in hostile environments, societies adapt to new challenges and inventions, and ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Random Static Ltd
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Debbie
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed all the stories in Regeneration (not counting my own which I haven’t re-read) and it is one of the most consistently high-quality anthologies I’ve read in a long time. There’s a diverse range of speculative stories in the collection and there are some original, thought-provoking ideas in there as well as new twists on more classic concepts and creatures from the SF, fantasy and horror genres. The theme of regeneration lends itself to stories that contemplate the nature of life, ...more
Octavia Cade
Full disclosure: one of my stories is in here ("The Mistress of Fishes") but as I've been rereading this anthology I thought I'd put up a quick review. I'm trying to make it objective, but who knows.

I love reading NZ speculative fiction, if only because I recognise the people and the settings, and there's still something of novelty in seeing my own environment reflected. So much of the fantasy I was raised on was a kind of faux-mediaeval European environment, and though I enjoy that I find more
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Story after story each author's interpretation of the word regeneration kept me turning pages. There wasn't a story that I didn't like but I will be honest that my top three favourites were Coat by Grant Stone, Monocapric Colony Blues by Elizabeth Gatens and Cave Feaver by Lee Murray. Even though this collection is for speculative fiction lovers there is a story to suit lovers of other genres: mystery, horror, romance, crime, drama and comedy (though the last one may have been unintentional).
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Anna Caro lives in Wellington, juggling writing, work, and study towards a BA(Hons). She is a co-editor of the short story collection 'A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction'. Her short fiction has previously been published in Antipodean SF, Khimairal Ink, and Full of Crow, and her website and blog can be found at http://www.annacaro.org