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Outlaws. Lovers. Heroes. Villains.


With their peg legs, their parrots and the skull and crossbones flying from the mastheads of their ships, classic pirates are some of the world’s best-known and easily recognizable outlaws. Or are they? These fifteen stories spin new tales of pirates crossing dimensional barriers for revenge, fighting terrible foes in outer space and build
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Published December 1st 2018 by Queen of Swords Press (first published 2018)
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Santy
This unique book had all sorts of stories on... you guessed it! Pirates! Lol

The pirates were not always “good” pirates and were more often than not(in my opinion) accurately presented in the numerous stories . Real life pirates were/are not funny , “heart-of-gold” people men as portrayed in the never ending “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise but were ruthless, cutthroat individuals whose sole aim was to get riches or die trying.

The stories ranged from the okay, to the intriguing, weird(
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Kopratic
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
You know what’s pretty cool? A collection of stories all revolving around pirates. And what’s cooler than that? A collection of stories featuring LGBT+ pirates with an array of different ethnicities. We travel from the waterways of a sunken New York to the swamps of Louisiana, then cross the seas of India before sailing the depths of space. The stories have heart — sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally. We have everything from the “traditional” swashbucklers to the ones who maybe regret th ...more
'Nathan Burgoine
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt, anthologies
I really enjoyed this anthology as a whole, and there are some great stories in here. They'll be coming up in individual reviews on my blog starting Sunday March 24th, 2019 (the tag, which will start working then, is here).

My personal favourites were likely "Treasured Island," (the world-building!) “Andromache’s War" (such a freaking amazing retelling) and "Search for the Heart of Ocean" (I was not expecting to squee).

Honestly, the only real complaint I had here was how many times stories felt
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Runalong
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really refreshing take on pirates in fantasy and science fiction

Full review https://www.runalongtheshelves.net/bl...
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Serena
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-or-giveaway
About a year ago I requested this ebook from NetGalley, however I did not get a chance to download the book before it was archived by the publisher. I reached out to the publisher two months ago and was provided a ebook copy to read and review for Goodreads and Amazon. So I went on my own voyage to get this collection of literary treasure.

Treasured Island by Ginn Hale - I was not quite sure if this took place on a alternate earth or a alien world, but I found it's moving living islands (which I
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Heather
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The stories in here run the gamut from whimsical and charming to somewhat dark. They range from historical or alternate history time periods to the near and far futures. There’s even some post-apocalyptic fun in here.

This is also an excellent LGBTQ anthology. There are same-sex relationships, at least one polyamorous relationship, and a couple of trans characters. There are plenty of women pirates, as well. Most often the same-sex relationships and trans characters are depicted as right at home
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Queen of Swords Press
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: our-titles
Our latest title! 15 stories worth of piratical goodness!
Terri
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful anthology of pirate stories - I REALLY enjoyed this one. A few of the stories felt like maybe prequels to novels or series, which wasn't a bad thing - I've got a bunch of new authors whose other works I'm now going to hunt down! A great variety of stories, settings, time periods from past to futuristic. All of the stories feature women and/or LGBT+ folks and there's diversity in ethnicity, location, etc. of the stories, too. These are not your granddad's or Pirates of the Caribbean p ...more
C.M.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My nose is usually buried in non-fiction or horror, so this collection was like a vacation. ‘Scourge’ took me on a trip around the world and beyond. I didn’t really expect the pirates' life to feel so authentic; it engaged all the senses very well.

There were a few stories like ‘The Doomed Amulet of Erum Vahl’ that I’d really like to see expanded into novella or novel length books. But for the most part being able to take some time out of my day to enter the world of these varied scoundrels was
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Elysa
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This collection of stories is excellent. They're fun pirate tales that come in many forms, and the stories are led by strong heroines.
Ashley
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as an ARC from Netgalley.

I found this book's collection of various pirate stories well-made. Traveling all across the world in different time periods with different characters opened my mind to the worlds of the many people who contributed to this anthology and made me want to read other works by these authors. While a variety of representation of characters were given of all sorts of backgrounds, I did feel that some of these stories could've been expanded upon and made into a n
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Ashley
Aug 11, 2019 added it
I got this book as an ARC from Netgalley.

I found this book's collection of various pirate stories well-made. Traveling all across the world in different time periods with different characters opened my mind to the worlds of the many people who contributed to this anthology and made me want to read other works by these authors. While a variety of representation of characters were given of all sorts of backgrounds, I did feel that some of these stories could've been expanded upon and made into a n
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Beth Younge
This was really a mixed bag when it came to the stories. There were some I really adored and some I skipped altogether. I definitely liked the more sci-fi style one than the traditional as they were more fun and more enjoyable. The collection was a bit too full but I did appreciate the range of stories told and the queer characters portrayed.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rem
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this as a prize from the Queen of Swords Press newsletter!

Wonderful collection full of pirates and adventure, a whole lot of queer characters too, which is always great. A lot of these stories are gonna stick with me!
Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) is a speculative fiction anthology about pirates. Many of the stories veer towards fantasy, but others are solidly science fiction, involving aliens or piracy between dimensions. While the anthology isn’t explicitly LGBTQ, many of the stories feature lesbian, gay, bi, or trans pirates.

This review is going to be on the short side; I just don’t have a whole lot to say about Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space). The fifteen short stories in the anthology t
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Gretchen
Pirates? Across timelines, universes, galaxies? Plus people of color, lots of women, and so so many queer people? Oh hell yeah, that is what I am talking about! The stories are vibrant and showcase the talents and styles of many different authors and many different backgrounds. There was so many women that I actually would have to stop and blink a few times when I tallied up the pirate crews in my head. Even good pirate stories (I love you Black Sails) usually run short on women. Or I have been ...more
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Nov 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
me: I love pirates and the Ancient Greece

Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space): LOOK AT MY SUMMARY

These fifteen stories spin new tales of pirates crossing dimensional barriers for revenge, fighting terrible foes in outer space and building new lives after the Trojan War. Travel to the South China Sea, then on to New York City after a climate apocalypse, then roam the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy and voyage to distant and fantastical worlds.
Virginie
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Coltostallion
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
I must admit I was expecting slightly longer short stories going in. I prefer stories that are at least 25-30 pages, whereas I believe this collection averages about 14. So while the stories in this collection were well written they just weren't a good match for me.
Catherine
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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