Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction – Sharyn November

Firebird Anthologies #3 A collection of fantasy and science fiction stories. A year or so ago, I picked up the first Firebirds anthology. I was substantially impressed, so when I saw this one, I bought it without a second thought. This third book, unfortunately, is not as strong as the first. It’s a collection of pretty good stories, but few of them are really outstanding. In part, that may be because it’s so very narrowly…

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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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