Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction – Sharyn November

Firebird Anthologies #1 A collection of fantasy and science fiction stories. This is one of the better anthologies I’ve read. All anthologies are something of a mixed bag. The reader’s taste very seldom meshes exactly with the editor’s, or the editor has had to make some compromises along the way. Firebirds is substantially above average. The book is helped, of course, by having some very big names in SFF – Lloyd Alexander, Patricia A. McKillip,…

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The Space Opera Renaissance – Kathryn Cramer, David Hartwell

A collection of fantasy and science fiction stories. Most of this anthology is composed of stories. However, the editors also incomprehensibly include one entire novel and two excerpts. The novel is long, based in someone else’s universe and not very good. One of the excerpts is quite good, but there’s little I like less than an excerpt – if you do buy the novel, you’ve already read part of it. If you don’t, you’ve only…

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