Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2017 Guest Editor: Charles Yu Series Editor: John Joseph Adams Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 Overview: Charles Yu and I don't have the same taste but I did notice that we both like stories with firm narrative structure. There were also multiple stories with portal fantasy aspects. Also, common…

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman Greenwillow Books, 2018 YA Fantasy Short Stories (based on Asian myths and folklore) Average rating: 5 cups of tea out of 11 Overview: There are fifteen total stories written by different authors of Asian descent. Likes: There were four excellent stories that made…

Review: The Merry Spinster

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg Holt Paperback, 2018 Adult Horror Short Stories (inspired by Fairy Tales) 2 cups of that one tea mix that I can drink but am not fond of, out of 11 Overview: This is a collection of eleven stories. They are inspired by fairy tales and…

Review: The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo Illustrated by Sara Kipin Imprint, 2017 YA Fantasy Short Stories 4 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: There are six stories total and the premise of this collection is that they would have been tales that characters in her Grisha series would have heard. Most are mixes…