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Author/Editor:

Paul McAuley

This collection of short stories is set in a universe in which Earth has colonized the outer planets and moons of our solar system... and fought a war with the colonies. These stories are set after that war, and explore various facets of life, including the aftermath of the war. The universe and characters are believable and feel real, and the stories are inventive.

Favorite Entry:

Dead Man Walking

Number of Entries:
15
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
Moderate
Categories:
Author/Editor:

Roxane Gay

This collection of essays ranges from sexism and racism in our culture to an inside look at the world of competitive Scrabble. Some of the essays are laugh out loud funny and others are shatteringly heartbreaking, but they are all well-written and engaging. Gay has a way of cutting right to the heart of her topic, but doing it so effortlessly that you almost don't realize that you're absorbing new insights about the topic.

Favorite Entry:

Bad Feminist: Take Two

Number of Entries:
37
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
High
Author/Editor:

Ivor W. Hartmann

This is a large and enjoyable collection of sci-fi short stories from African authors. The stories span the continent and the various sub-genres of sci-fi, presenting interesting and thought-provoking visions of the future from an African point of view. All are thoroughly readable and well-written, and some are truly wonderful.

Favorite Entry:

Masquerade Stories, by Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu

Number of Entries:
22
Collection Type:
multiple author
Stickiness:
High
Categories:
Author/Editor:

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

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Liz Gorinsky

A solid collection of short fiction from Tor.com, with some truly outstanding entries.

Favorite Entry:

Shtetl Days (Harry Turtledove)

Number of Entries:
8
Collection Type:
multiple author
Stickiness:
Moderate
Author/Editor:

Jim C. Hines

This is a collection of engaging stories, ranging from a re-imagined fairy tale to a zombie story to a touching paranormal-tinged story about a mother's loves and fears.

Favorite Entry:

Images of Death

Number of Entries:
6
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
Moderate
Author/Editor:

Sherman Alexie

This is a wonderful collection of loosely linked stories each showing an aspect of life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The stories vary in tone and focus, but are all moving and well-written, with characters you'll care about.

Favorite Entry:

This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona

Number of Entries:
24
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
High
Author/Editor:

Anne Fadiman

This collection of essays about books and reading is a delight for a book lover to read. Each essay focuses on a different aspect of the life of a devoted reader, and while it is clear that the author takes her subject matter seriously, she doesn't take herself too seriously, giving the essays a wry sense of humor and fun.

Favorite Entry:

Nothing New Under the Sun

Number of Entries:
18
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
High
Author/Editor:

Bart R. Leib

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Kay T. Holt

A wonderful collection of stories about people who have a little superpower. The protagonists can all do something extraordinary- but on a smaller scale than in most super hero stories. The different authors take this premise in many different directions, always with interesting and highly readable results. The collection of all of these different takes on the idea of limited superpower made me think about what it means to have power and what it really takes to make a difference.

Favorite Entry:

Exact Change (Christine Morgan and Lucas Williams)

Number of Entries:
15
Collection Type:
multiple author
Stickiness:
High
Author/Editor:

Roxane Gay

The stories in this collection paint portraits of varied aspects of Haitian life. They are powerful, sometimes hauntingly beautiful, and always well-written. Although each story stands on its own, they combine to something more than disparate stories, creating very moving and satisfying book.

Favorite Entry:

In the Manner of Water or Light

Number of Entries:
15
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
High
Author/Editor:

Kiese Laymon

These essays are smart, funny, heart-breaking, and wonderful. They cover a wide range of topics, but race and what it means to be a young Black man in America are at the heart of most of the essays.

Favorite Entry:

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Number of Entries:
11
Collection Type:
single author
Stickiness:
High

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