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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: ChiZine (March 22 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771483385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771483384
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor, and the copublisher of the World Fantasy Awardnominated and British Fantasy Awardwinning press, ChiZine Publications. She has edited the past three volumes of the Imaginarium anthology series. She is also the cofounder (with Helen Marshall) of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and the national Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Sandra's own writing has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, PRAIRIE FIRE, several TESSERACTS anthologies, EVOLVE, CHILLING TALES, A VERDANT GREEN, TRANSVERSIONS, ARC MAGAZINE, TADDLE CREEK, ABYSS & APEX, 80! MEMORIES & REFLECTIONS ON URSULA K. LE GUIN, and STAMPS, VAMPS & TRAMPS. Her two poetry collections are: THE ANIMAL BRIDEGROOM (with an intro by Neil Gaiman) and COME LATE TO THE LOVE OF BIRDS. She is currently working on two books: SNAKE HANDLING FOR BEGINNERS, and her first novel, MEDUSA GORGON, LADY DETECTIVE.

Jerome Stueart was born in the US, the son of a West Texas Southern Baptist Minister. His work has appeared in Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Geist, On Spec, Joyland, Geez, Lightspeed's Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Icarus, Queerwolf and other journals and magazines, as well as three of the Tesseracts anthology series of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing). His work was runner up to the 2005 Fountain Award and honorable mention for Year's Best Science Fiction in 2006. He is a proud graduate of Clarion San Diego, 2007. He's written and coproduced five radio series for CBC, one of which was heard round the world on RCI. He was an editor of Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods and is also coeditor of ChiZine's Imaginarium 4. He moved to Canada's Yukon Territory and lived for nearly 10 years, becoming a Canadian citizen, before moving south to be with a bear in Dayton, Ohio, which Advocate Magazine calls the 2015 Queerest City in America. Learn more about Jerome at his website:

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Delightful collection. Canada's got talent. A big thank you to Margaret Atwood.
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HASH(0xa0543618) out of 5 stars If you like delving into the imaginations of others April 8 2016
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If you like delving into the imaginations of others, particularly those well suited to share them in prose, then this is a collection you should put on your to-do list. There is a nice wide array of styles and approaches. From the well known like Atwood and Doctorow, to the less sightly known maybe outside of non-speculative fiction arenas like A. M. Dellamonica (one of my favorites here) or what I would call emerging writers in the genre gaining more widespread traction like Amal El-Mohtar. Plus several names I was unfamiliar with (my flaw not theirs) that I will now be adding to my ever growing list of authors to keep an eye for.

The stories all vary. And many have an style that is all their own. David Nickle does the slight off kilter oddness that is always fascinating for me if also more than a bit unsettling. I find Atwood to be very Atwood. Sometimes to pleasure and sometimes to dismay.

Overall, this is full and eclectic collection of tales in style and, yes even in quality, though I think the few I did not care for all that much stemmed simply from not being my style. Overall I found the approach by all strong in terms of short fiction as sometimes I feel some authors have no business writing it (some authors I think have no business writing of any length but luckily I did not think any of the entries exhibited that flaw).

I strongly recommend this and throw in this, perhaps, added plus. Several of the authors that were new to me have additional work that is available on their websites or through free e-zines as well as in other collections. Just one find worth your while here can open up a trove of reading elsewhere. But even just on its own it is well worth the while.