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FUTUREDAZE2: REPRISE is here!
Aug 13 2014

FutureDaze-2--cover2NOW AVAILABLE! BUY HERE!

Futuredaze 2: Reprise: fifteen of the best and most brilliant young adult science fiction stories, written by the hottest SF and YA authors, are gathered for the first time in one anthology. Wild-west steampunk, true love with the alien next door, a confab with Mr. Darcy’s avatar, musical fluted girls, and Dorothy in alt-China—this is not your mom and dad’s science fiction. Grab a friend and go for launch to worlds of wonder that reveal who we are and what we want to become through our decisions, relationships, and the chances we take on our futures—across all universes!

Table of contents in alphabetical order by title:

“The Fluted Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi
“The Last Ride of the Glory Girls” by Libba Bray
“I Never” by Cassandra Clare
“How to Talk to Girls at Parties” by Neil Gaiman
“Deep Blood Kettle” by Hugh Howey
“Sweet Sixteen” by Kat Howard
“Valedictorian” by N. K. Jemisin
“Going Deep” by James Patrick Kelly
“The Veiled Shanghai” by Ken Liu
“Good Girl” by Malinda Lo
“The Other Elder” by Beth Revis
“Secret Identity” by Will Shetterly
“Stupid Perfect World” by Scott Westerfeld
“A Letter from the Clearys” by Connie Willis
“Wilding” by Jane Yolen
TRADE REVIEWS:

“…the collection succeeds at showcasing the strengths of young adult science fiction by revealing the incredible diversity of voices present in the genre.” —Charles Payseur, Tangent Online

“All of the stories in Futuredaze2: Reprise explore how teenagers function in a world they only partially understand, some fancifully, others seriously, some with a light tone, others quite darkly. In one volume, they are very enjoyable.” —Ira Nayman, Amazing Stories Magazine

BLURBS:

“Haunting, unforgettable, a just-gotta-read-one-more set of short stories. The ills of the present are laid bare in these sharp tales of future possibilities!” —Tamora Pierce

“Futuredaze 2: Reprise is a new anthology filled with tales that are exciting, stimulating and brilliant.” —Ann VanderMeer

“Fifteen modern master storytellers present classic tales of creepy dread and tales of stirring hope. Are you ready for tomorrow?” —David Brin, author of EARTH & The Postman

“Ambitious in scope and compulsively readable, these stories redefine the boundaries of science fiction.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unbreakable & coauthor of Beautiful Creatures

“Haunting, unforgettable, a just-gotta-read-one-more set of short stories. The ills of the present are laid bare in these sharp tales of future possibilities!” —Tamora Pierce, author of Mastiff and Battle Magic

“Futuredaze2: REPRISE is a new anthology filled with tales that are exciting, stimulating and brilliant. But “Is it hard to be three things at the same time?” asks a character from Neil Gaiman’s story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Futuredaze2: REPRISE makes it look easy. YA, science fiction and great stories for adventurous readers of all ages and from all worlds.” —Ann VanderMeer, editor of The Weird and The Time Traveler’s Almanac

 

 

 

Great reviews of two stories in BEYOND THE PALE
Aug 5 2014

I’m so pleased to share two great reviews of the two stories I have in BEYOND THE PALE, a new anthology from Birch Tree Publishing.

Here’s what “My Bookish Ways” had to say about “The Adventures of Lightning Merrie-mouse Jones”: The Adventures of Lightning Merriemous-Jones” by Nancy and Belle Holder rounds things out, and it’s a delightful tale about a mouse and…well, Dracula. Trust me, it’s adorable, and it had me giggling with delight.

And here’s what “Back to Books” had to say about “Pale Rider”:

7. Pale Rider by Nancy Holder (2012) – Awesome! This is longer than any others yet and could be the story the title of the anthology is based on. This story actually feels very much like the prologue of a novel; it is so in depth, and even though it ends perfectly a whole novel could follow up from the story. Eight years after the end of the world a an African-American girl is found by a German young man and taken to Germany, there she discovers her magical talent and together they search for the answers that caused the great apocalypse. Wonderful fantasy about fairies and goblins. (5/5)

 

 

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