Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a... show more
In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. In 1900 Ilocos Norte, a forest spirit helps a young girl defend her land from American occupiers. These gripping stories have been passed down through the generations, hidden between the lines of journal entries and love letters. Now 27 of today's finest authors – including Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Victor LaValle, Nnedi Okorafor, and Sabrina Vourvoulias – reveal the people whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history. For bibliographies and author notes on some of the stories, settings, and history in Long Hidden, visit http://longhidden.com. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Sofia Samatar - "Ogres of East Africa" Thoraiya Dyer - "The Oud" Tananarive Due - "Free Jim's Mine" S. Lynn - "Ffydd (Faith)" Sunny Moraine - "Across the Seam" Rion Amilcar Scott - "Numbers" Meg Jayanth - "Each Part Without Mercy" Claire Humphrey - "The Witch of Tarup" L.S. Johnson - "Marigolds" Robert William Iveniuk - "Diyu" Jamey Hatley - "Collected Likenesses" Michael Janairo - "Angela and the Scar" Benjamin Parzybok - "The Colts" Kima Jones - "Nine" Christina Lynch - "The Heart and the Feather" Troy L. Wiggins - "A Score of Roses" Nghi Vo - "Neither Witch Nor Fairy" David Fuller - "A Deeper Echo" Ken Liu - "Knotting Grass, Holding Ring" Kemba Banton - "Jooni" Sarah Pinsker - "There Will Be One Vacant Chair" Nnedi Okorafor - "It's War" Shanaé Brown - "Find Me Unafraid" Nicolette Barischoff - "A Wedding in Hungry Days" Lisa Bolekaja - "Medu" Victor LaValle - "Lone Women" Sabrina Vourvoulias - "The Dance of the White Demons"
Publish date: 2014-01-30
Publisher: Crossed Genres Publications
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
A strong collection of hidden histories, full of magic and myth that doesn't always get seen. Not every story was pleasing or easy to read but the collection was more worth the time to read.
An anthology centered around voices too often overlooked, this anthology was funded through a kickstarter. I was a backer. The short version of this review is that I am delighted such a collection exists. I started reading this anthology forever ago, picking it up a story at a time in between othe...