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The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction Book 2) by [Marillier, Juliet, Shawl, Nisi, Cooper, Brenda, Dellamonica, A.M., Yoachim, Caroline M., Yant, Christie, Shvartsman, Alex, Sun, Amanda]
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"This is overall a strong collection . . . make it worth reading." - Publishers Weekly

" . . . so definitely consider buying a copy, if not for yourself, then for someone who is serving as a caretaker. Hopefully the stories can serve as comfort to them. At the very least, it should make us all appreciate caretakers for all they do." - Lightspeed Magazine

"This anthology was one of the better ones, with no 'howlers' and several thought provoking page-turners." -Tangent

Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.

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Recommended by Publishers Weekly (“This is overall a strong collection . . . make it worth reading.” )

2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalist (anthology/Best Related Work)

One story selected for Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (ed. by Donna Scott, Newcon Press, Aug 2018)

One story selected for Best Indie Speculative Fiction, Vol. 1 (Bards & Sages Publishing, Nov 2018)

Five stories on Tangent Online Recommended Reading List 2017

One story nominated -- 2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Short Fiction Finalist


Explore the depth and breadth of giving and of caring and delve into the world of caregivers--where they can be funny, sad, or heartwarming--with twenty-three original thought-provoking and moving stories.

A henchman looks after an aged supervillain. A soldier in charge of the governor's children. A cat helps his patients pass on. An android tends to a terminally ill patient. A service dog looks after an ice hockey player. A young apprentice guides a blind welder in space. An old couple with diminished capabilities depend on each other to survive an earthquake. An aging tutor overcomes the reservation of her pupil to build a submersible vessel. A hospice director trying to do the right thing. A pious monk makes the ultimate decision. And many more.

The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts . . .

Who are THE SUM OF US?

Children giving care. Dogs and cats giving care. Sidekicks, military, monks, ghosts, robots. Even aliens. Care given by lovers, family, professionals. Caregivers who can no longer give. Caregivers who make the decision not to give, and the costs and the consequences that follow. Bound to us by invisible bonds, but with lives, dreams, and passions of their own.

These are their stories.

Our lives and relationships are complex. But in the end, there is hope, and there is love.

AUTHORS: Colleen Anderson, Charlotte Ashley, Brenda Cooper, Ian Creasey, A.M. Dellamonica, Bev Geddes, Claire Humphrey, Sandra Kasturi, Tyler Keevil, Juliet Marillier, Matt Moore, Heather Osborne, Nisi Shawl, Alex Shvartsman, Kate Story, Karina Sumner-Smith, Amanda Sun, Hayden Trenholm, James Van Pelt, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, Edward Willett, Christie Yant, Caroline M. Yoachim, and Dominik Parisien (Introduction).

Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.

PRAISE FOR THE SUM OF US

“This is overall a strong collection . . . make it worth reading.” –Publishers Weekly

“. . . definitely consider buying a copy, if not for yourself, then for someone who is serving as a caretaker. Hopefully the stories can serve as comfort to them. At the very least, it should make us all appreciate caretakers for all they do.” –Lightspeed Magazine

“This anthology was one of the better ones, with no ‘howlers’ and several thought provoking page-turners.” –Tangent


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Laksa Media Groups Inc. (Sept. 8 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071K31GPL
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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