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New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color | Nisi Shawl
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Anthology of contemporary stories by emerging and seasoned writers of many races There's nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns," proclaimed Octavia E Butler. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book's covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichs, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius. Unexpected brilliance shines forth from every page. Including stories by Indrapramit Das, E Lily Yu, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anil Menon, Jaymee Goh and many others. Introduction by Levar Burton.
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DuckOfDoom
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I have a huge #TBR shelf outside of my library. And I love it!! I don't mind all the books waiting for me, but instead tend to stand there and look happily at all the choices I have.
How do you deal with an overflowing TBR pile?

#shelfie

Eggs You embrace it❤️❤️❤️ I know the feeling-I have as much if not more!! Life happens while you‘re busy doing something else-you are not alone... 1w
Balibee146 I have a whole tbr bookcase too... Prob same again on kindle... I deal with it by getting new books 😁😁😁 1w
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Caterina
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@BarbaraJean I shouldn't be spending any money right now because I'm about to start graduate school and move across the country, but my library doesn't have New Suns and when I saw this Kindle deal I had to take advantage!! I won't start it until the drive to California in August, but now it'll be waiting for me! 😊👍

BarbaraJean 99 cents on Kindle, just when you‘re prepping for a cross-country move in which you can‘t take a lot of print books? It was meant to be!! 4mo
Caterina @BarbaraJean Right?! It's amazing! 💕 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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Short fiction can be a mixed bag, but this collection is strong. It‘s a diverse mix of authors & styles, and while I liked some stories more than others, there were few misses here. Standouts: “Burn the Ships”—conquest of the Americas + the Holocaust: chilling and too close for comfort—and “The Robots of Eden”—fascinating ideas on the relevance of fiction in a world where negative emotions are suppressed. Intriguing and fresh speculative fiction!

BarbaraJean And seriously, how great is this wraparound cover art?! 4mo
Caterina I NEED TO READ THIS! 4mo
BarbaraJean @Caterina YES!! I want to hear what you think of it! 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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Silver Mirror opined that a country that has reached the age of wisdom would stop building monuments to the warmongers of its history, but rather erect them for its peacemakers, those who saved lives by preventing the course of events from descending into a time of sword and fire.
—from “The Virtue of Unfaithful Translations” by Minsoo Kang

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BarbaraJean
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I started this collection of speculative fiction last night, and am really enjoying it so far. I couldn‘t NOT pick it up at the library—it has an intro by Levar Burton, and the epigraph (from which the title is drawn) is a quote by Octavia Butler: “There‘s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.”

Yes, please!

Eyelit Ooh, I just saw that at the library today and almost picked it up... but I‘m already close to my limit for check outs. So I added it to my for later shelf. Looking forward to your review! 😄 4mo
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Shadowfat
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This was almost a so-so. There were some really interesting stories but there were also a couple that didn't flow well and I could get invested in. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have to rush to read and return it to the library 🙃

kellyann28 Hey! Just checking in to see how the #LMPBC that Amanda sent you is coming along? 5mo
Shadowfat It's been a little slow going for me @kellyann28 but I'm working on it! 5mo
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Plaidsticks
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As with all anthologies there‘s hits and misses, but lots of hits and authors added to my “To Read” list.

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suzisteffen
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Some very, very good stories in here, including a DEEEEEPLY disturbing one by Rebecca Roanhorse & one I don‘t think I‘ll ever stop thinking about by Indrapramit Das, called “The Shadow We Cast through Time.” Not all of the stories are superb, but many are. Can‘t wait to read more from these authors! 4.5⭐️

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LeticiaToraci
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I'll read this for the Indigenous Author prompt of #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor

Cinfhen Well done! Welcome to #Booked2019 just tagging my cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 6mo
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suzisteffen

Also reading one short story per day from this anthology. Today‘s was a verrrry good one by Minsoo Yang that weaves together strands of historiography, epic fantasy, feminism and a lot more. Again, I have to stop myself from reading on. ONE. PER. DAY. (After all, I have grading to do!)

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suzisteffen
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YES THIS BOOK! Has some of my fave SFF authors in it, including Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Hiromi Goto, Tobias Buckell & more, incl Trail of Lightning author Rebecca Roanhorse, edited & with an afterword by the great Nisi Shawl. #sciencefiction #speculativefiction #shortstories #amreading

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