“Okorafor’s future world, built out of real cultures and fully realized characters, should establish a new standard for science fiction in the 21st century.”
“like Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, these stories seem more than fairy tales, the twist of their endings staying with the reader long after the book is closed.”
“. . . a fascinating cross-section of those tales that become the forebears of the many science fiction/fantasy stories of our 20th and 21st centuries.”
Each year, the stories nominated for the annual Nebula Awards are collected into an anthology and published all together, and this year's collection is very good.
What the #@&% Is That?, edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen, features fiction from established authors such as John Langan, Laird Barron, Christopher Golden, and Johnathan Ma
Anthologies are often a mixed bag of styles and themes.
“an intriguing collection.”
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“All of the works collected in Kafkaesque prove both edifying and entertaining . . . A fine, intelligent, and exquisitely bizarre collection of fiction.”
This strong and varied anthology deserves a different title, one whose first part will not be confused with Geraldine Brooks’ novel of the same name.
This is a world where calories are more precious than gold—where crops are engineered sterile by the titans of the industry, and the side effects of their genetic mistakes afflict the world at larg