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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the...
E.J. Stevens
E.J. Stevens rated it 4 years ago
This anthology is worth reading for Jim Butcher's Curses, Ellen Kushner's Duke of Riverside, Patricia Briggs' Fairy Gifts, and Melissa Marr's Guns for the Dead. Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy begins strong with a Dresden Files short story, but readers should be forewarned that many of the shor...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 4 years ago
Anthology. My problem with this book is I kind of OD'd on another anthology so I didn't give this book much of a chance and it's due back at the library with a charge of $1.00 a day late fee that they start charging immediately. So skim it is. I picked authors that I've read before but then again...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 5 years ago
For me, the best kind of anthology is a genre-specific one. I like the novelty of ideas, the variety of subjects, and the unknown factor of what's coming next. While I do enjoy themed anthologies, I find that the subject tends to wear a bit thin by the end, and I'm always left second-guessing myself...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Not all the stories in this collection are stand-outs, and not all, thankfully, have to do with brides. Datlow and Windling, however, should get a huge round of applause and much credit for bringing back the female beast and male looker instead of just staying to the whole typical Beauty and the Be...
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