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- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing; 1 edition (Nov. 26 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Q8XKJO0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 5 customer ratings
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About the Author
Liana K is an award-winning TV producer & writer who has also stepped in front of the camera as the co-host of the legendary late night show Ed & Red's Night Party, the Canadian Comedy Award-winning this Movie Sucks!, and Ed the Sock's I Hate Hollywood! An episode of I Hate Hollywood was lauded by mental health workers for de-stigmatizing mental illness. Another early episode was well-received for its look at religion in Hollywood.
Liana also provides commentary, reviews and video interviews for video game site gamingexcellence.com. She is co-columnist of 411 Mania's "The 8 Ball", and host/writer of Liana K's Geek Download, heard weekly on the internationally syndicated radio program Canada's Top 20. She has edited and contributed writing to a comic book mini-series: Ed and Red's Comic Strip.
She has hosted and produced the Prix Aurora Awards ceremony three times. She is founder and chair of the Futurecon organization, which uses Science-Fiction and Fantasy elements to reduce various types of stigma and raise money for various charities.
Her stranger achievements include: modeling for videogames, having her superhero toy & art collection featured on TV's Space channel, researching and presenting a paper on Mormon Cosmology in the Twilight Saga, and having a DC Comics character named after her. Liana is an avid cosplayer and her costume work made her the face of Western cosplay on Wikipedia.
Jerome Stueart makes his home in the Yukon Territory. Hailing from Missouri and West Texas, Jerome came up to the Yukon to work on northern science fiction. He fell hard for the place. Stueart is a graduate of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop in San Diego (2007) and of the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (2013). He has been published in Fantasy, Geist, Joyland, Geez, Strange Horizons, Ice-Floe, Redivider, On Spec, Tesseracts Nine, Tesseracts Eleven, Tesseracts Fourteen and Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead. He earned honourable mentions for both the Fountain Award and Year?s Best Science Fiction 2006. He co-edited Inhuman. As a cartoonist he was featured in the Yukon News, and as a journalist he wrote for Yukon, North of Ordinary, Air North?s in-flight magazine. He?s worked as a janitor, a trolley conductor, an embedded reporter in a remote northern research station, a Religious Education director, and a marketing director. He wrote five radio series for CBC, and one of them, Leaving America, was heard around the world on Radio Canada International. Jerome has taught creative writing for 20 years, and taught an afterschool course in fantasy and science fiction writing for teens for three years. He teaches a workshop he designed called Writing Faith in churches across Canada and the USA.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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I can honestly say there wasn't one story in this book that disappointed me. And there are more than a few that introduced worlds that I would love to explore further. All in all, this is a great collection of story stories.
(I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
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The second thing that struck me from the first story to the last is the overall “feel” of the stories. I’ve been reading this genre for a very long time and this feels like “old-time” science fiction to me. What I mean by this, is that these stories have the sense-of-wonder that many of the classic stories inspired in me as a young reader. Kerzner and Stueart curated a collection of stories here that undeniably belong together. They talk about the selection process in the book, and I must say that the end result worked for me.
The problem that can crop up with a theme concerning religion, is that a bias either pro or con will become transparent very quickly. And that’s the final thing I love about this anthology, there is nothing like a bias to be found here. This anthology has an incredible range of story approaches, from primitive societies to far future and high tech. And clearly there is no “tip-toeing” about trying to not offend anyone. These stories are flat-out and no-holds-barred, but told with compassion for the story being told. If someone finds anything offensive here, then I think that particular someone is inclined to find offense where there is none. These stories are heart-felt attempts to look at belief from many different angles.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for Kerzner and Stueart. I don’t know if they’re planning to work together again, but I hope so.