Glitter and Mayhem
Welcome to Glitter & Mayhem, the most glamorous party in the multiverse. Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery. Dance through nightclubs, roller derby... show more
Welcome to Glitter & Mayhem, the most glamorous party in the multiverse. Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery. Dance through nightclubs, roller derby with cryptids and aliens, be seduced by otherworldly creatures, and ingest cocktails that will alter your existence forever. Your hosts are the Hugo Award-winning editors John Klima (Electric Velocipede) and Lynne M. Thomas (Apex Magazine), and the Hugo-nominated editor Michael Damian Thomas (Apex Magazine). Join glittery authors Christopher Barzak (One for Sorrow) and Daryl Gregory (Pandemonium) on the dance floor, drink cocktails with Maria Dahvana Headley (Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire) and Tim Pratt (Marla Mason series), and skate with Seanan McGuire (InCryptid series), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian series), and Maurice Broaddus (The Knights of Breton Court series). The fantastic Amber Benson gets the party started with her floor-rattling introduction (Calliope Reaper-Jones series). We’re waiting. Table of Contents Introduction by Amber Benson Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster by Christopher Barzak Apex Jump by David J. Schwartz With Her Hundred Miles to Hell by Kat Howard Star Dancer by Jennifer Pelland Of Selkies, Disco Balls, and Anna Plane by Cat Rambo Sooner Than Gold by Cory Skerry Subterraneans by William Shunn & Laura Chavoen The Minotaur Girls by Tansy Rayner Roberts Unable to Reach You by Alan DeNiro Such & Such Said to So & So by Maria Dahvana Headley Revels in the Land of Ice by Tim Pratt Bess, the Landlord’s Daughter, Goes for Drinks with the Green Girl by Sofia Samatar Blood and Sequins by Diana Rowland Two-Minute Warning by Vylar Kaftan Inside Hides the Monster by Damien Angelica Walters (formerly known as Damien Walters Grintalis) Bad Dream Girl by Seanan McGuire A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar Just Another Future Song by Daryl Gregory The Electric Spanking of the War Babies by Maurice Broaddus & Kyle S. Johnson All That Fairy Tale Crap by Rachel Swirsky
Publish date: August 15th 2013
Publisher: Apex Publications
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
Series: InCryptid (#2)
This was produced via kickstarter apparently. I didn't know that until I happened across a review, I think it was Tor.com I initially read about it. It's an Anthology that asked for submissions with a prompt of, "Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens, (literal) party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, d...
I have read a lot of strange, weird, and bizarre fiction over the years, but I do believe Glitter & Mayhem may just be the oddest collection of stories I have ever come across. I'm not talking avant-garde or surreal, as is so often the case with Bizarro fiction, just plain old . . . well, odd. As yo...
The stories aren't bad, but the only stand-out entry is Sofia Samatar's "Bess, the Landlord's Daughter, Goes Out for Drinks with the Green Girl," which covers some of the same territory as Helen Oyeyemi's Mr. Fox, but in a whirl of bars and flirtations and dancing and friendships and escapes that co...
Fantastic anthology that collects an assortment of glittery tales for fans of the weird and wonderful. Highly recommended reading.Full review to come.