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Metaphorosis: Best of 2016

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine's first year. Mysterious languages, unusual dogs, solitude, alien communications, and magic.

The Demon in the Page - Joshua Phillip Johnson
Heard - Elise Forier Edie
In Dew and Frost and Flame - Vanessa Fogg
The Heresy Machine - Gerald
ebook, 214 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Metaphorosis Books
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Laura Newsholme
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a diverse and good quality collection of short stories featuring a variety of prose styles and narrative structures. There are a couple of really stand out stories that I really enjoyed, 'So, You're in an Alternate Universe' by Jeremy Packert Burke and 'How to Survive a Fish Attack' by Kato Thompson. The second of these was particularly innovative in terms of structure and theme and was a real pleasure. For me, however, the stories were collected in a strange order, with both the first a ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The magazine Metaphorosis is doing a great job to support the genre of science fiction and fantasy, two of my favorite genres.
The content is short, vivid, imaginative stories that stimulate the imagination and the emotions. What I love most about these genres is that it allows you to connect with possible inner realities, which are connected with deep emotions and desires, with a part of our subconscious that emerges when stimulated by the figurative narrative, and sometimes you discover certain
Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
2.5 stars rounded up to 3.

Not one of the best anthologies I’ve read, but not one of the worst either. Some of the stories were interesting while I was reading, but most left my memory as soon as I finished the last line. I will point out that a couple of the better stories in this anthology were Spoiler: She Leaves Him by Jack Noble, The Heresy Machine by Gerald Warfield, and How to Survive a Fish Attack by Kato Thompson

I did feel like there was more speculative fiction and fantasy than sci-fi,
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B. Morris Allen is a biochemist turned activist turned lawyer turned foreign aid consultant, and frequently wonders whether it's time for a new career. He's been traveling since birth, and has lived on five continents. When he can, he makes his home on the Oregon coast. In between journeys, he edits Metaphorosis magazine, and works on his own speculative stories of love and disaster. His dark fant ...more

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