Apparently, I like my fantasy the way I like my coffee... strong, hot, and brewed in the 1980s.
How else to explain my penchant for writing so much about the stories and books that came out back in the glory days? My latest review over on the award-winning genre site Fantasy-Faction takes a look at an anthology that was put together by Jack Dann and one of my personal faves, Gardner Dozois. They would go on to co-edit several themed collections, but this one about unicorns was among the very first.
Read the post on Fantasy-Faction.
From the very first chapter of The Sacred Band, I had a feeling about how I wanted to write this review, and the further in I went, the more certain I became. Reading this book from Janet Morris and Chris Morris is exactly like meeting an old classmate from high school, some 25 or 30 years after you’ve graduated and gone your separate ways out into the world to make your fortunes.
And when I say exactly, I mean exactly. Because the characters in this book, well I first met them and became close with them back in the mid-1980s, back in high school. Critias, Straton, Nikodemos, Tempus (oh Tempus!), and the rest of his Sacred Band of Stepsons. Perhaps we weren’t exactly friends, but I did have more than a nodding acquaintance with them, yes, and with the rest of the residents of the shared-universe fantasy world of Sanctuary....
Read the full blog post at Fantasy-Faction.com!
The new offering from Darkhouse Books-- Stories from the World of Tomorrow-- has been available on Amazon in print and digital for a few days, but today is actually the official release date, coinciding with a rather significant date in science (and sci-fi) history.
I'm pleased and honored to have a story-- "A Deep Breath of Tomorrow"-- included in this anthology of tales inspired by the future envisioned by the 1939 Worlds Fair.
I don't think that it gives anything away to note that inspiration for my story came in part from the DC comics archives of Superman's appearance at the Fair in 1939 (and from the reimagining of the Worlds Fair that was presented in the Generations project from DC). (And there's a nod to Robert Heinlein in there, too.)
The anthology is full to the brim with more than a dozen stories that present a wide range of style and subject.
Check it out on Amazon.com.