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Urban Enemies

"Urban Enemies" edited by Joseph Nassise is an anthology featuring Urban Fantasy authors writing from the perspective of villains. If you are new to Urban Fantasy or love to root for the bad guy, then this anthology is for you. Some familia...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Somers
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

Nebula Awards Showcase 2017

This collection of Nebula Awards for 2017 is amazing. Readers of sci-fi or 'weird' tales that make you say, "Ahhh" will love every one of these stories. Usually with this many authors- Naomi Novik, Julie E. Czerneda, Nnedi Okorafor, Ann Lec...

5 Stars

Five Stories High - One House, Five Hauntings, Five Chilling Stories

The book brings the reader five eerie and haunting tales all with the same setting, a five story Georgian mansion. This mansion used to be a grand place but through time it has started to deteriorate. It has been converted into five apartme...

4 Stars
  • Authors: K.J. Parker, Nina Allan, Sarah Lotz, Robert Shearman, Tade Thompson
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Horror
  • Publisher: Solaris

Drowned Worlds

Jonathan Strahan, editor, has compiled an interesting collection of stories that describe drowned worlds-where the oceans have risen to catastrophic depths causing mankind to change how we live and survive. This is a subject we all wonder a...

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  • Authors: Paul McAuley, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Charlie Jane Anders, Kathleen Ann Goonan, James Morrow
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Solaris

The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume 1 - The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #1

This is the nerdster book of all time! Talk about being nerdy! If you love paranormal romance/action/adventure, this book is up your alley. The plot is complex, the action is fast-paced at times, many references to: comics, Star Wars, D&D,...

5 Stars

Shadowed Souls

This was a fabulous anthology filled with a variety of short, dark urban fiction stories. There are eleven stories total and there is a little something for everyone here. There are fae, genies, wizards, zombies and more. I don't read a lot...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Jim Butcher, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Kerrie Hughes, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Review by: BookGirl
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: ROC

Midnight Bites - Stories of the Morganville Vampires

“Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires” by Rachel Caine is a wonderful collection of stories that remind one of all of the wonderfully quirky and dark elements of this series. The prologue to each indicates where in the series...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: NAL

Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their spe...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: DAW

Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology - An Otherworld Novel

One of my favorite collections of paranormal stories is the ‘Otherworld’ series by this author. I am fascinated by the interactions of the various characters, including the thought-provoking idea of a female alpha who became a werewolf beca...

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  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Plume

Anthology I: A Collection of 8 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

A buffet of science fiction tales in this Anthology 1 offers readers the opportunity to check out new authors without harming their pocketbook! There are several robot-type tales along with a mix of fantasy stories. Some tug the heartstring...

4 Stars

Blood In Her Veins - Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock

In today’s world of e-books and anthologies, it is hard to keep up and keep track of a favorite author or character. Faith Hunter and her publisher have done something I wish more would do; collect the stories in chronological order and pub...

5 Stars
  • Author: Faith Hunter
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: ROC

Meeting Infinity

What does the future hold? If you could imagine what the future would be like, what kind of story would you tell to describe it? For many sci-fi writers, they often write about what the future might be like. But what if the future is now? F...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Sean Williams, Gregory Benford, John Barnes, Ian McDonald, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Aliette de Bodard, Bruce Sterling, James S.A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Kameron Hurley, Simon Ings, Yoon Ha Lee, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Review by: DawnColclasure
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Solaris

Alien

I have a serious love/hate relationship with series. I love all the different stories with a familiar background, but hate waiting. The story from Laurann Dohner was a long time coming. Zorn warriors are hot, hot, hot! Coto’s story wasn’t a...

4 Stars

Press Start to Play - Vintage Original

There’s never been a better time to be a nerd, than today with the multitude of items devoted to fandoms galore. “Press Start to Play” goes with that as a collection of short stories featuring a love of video games. A variety of authors con...

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

The Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 provided an interesting overview - albeit not an entirely complete one - of the authors featured in the anthology. The stories are mainly science fiction, rather than fantasy, with the addition of essays by N...

4 Stars

Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 50s - Vol 1

Four female authors are represented in this anthology of suspense novels of the 1940's- Vera Caspary, Helen Eustis, Dorothy B. Hughes and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. These four women are pioneers of the noir mystery. I have read a few noir no...

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Dangerous Games

I really like horror and I am a gamer, so I thought that I would really like this book. I was right. Each story is different, and yet they all include the adrenaline rush of winning or losing. Some are horror, some are science fiction and s...

4 Stars

Reach for Infinity

When picking up an anthology of stories to read, there’s always a chance there’s a story in that book that the reader would not like. Some stories may strike the reader as extremely well-written, some may be awesome, and some may be thought...

4 Stars

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets - An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space

Attention, Sherlockians! Interested in reading an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories guaranteed to show our favorite detective in a new light? If so, grab a copy of the anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, for a delightful...

5 Stars

Fearsome Magics

One thing that appeals about reading fiction is that it’s a chance to get away from reality. And that’s what readers of the fantasy anthology Fearsome Magics get when they read this book. They get a chance to get away from it all – away fro...

5 Stars

Dead But Not Forgotten - Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Anyone who loves Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse characters will love these fantastic short stories. Each one features a secondary character from the series. Though all of the short stories are written by other authors, each stays true...

5 Stars
  • Authors: MaryJanice Davidson, Jeanne C. Stein, Nancy Holder, Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Nicole Peeler, Jeff Mariotte, Christopher Golden, Suzanne McLeod, Toni L. P. Kelner, Leigh Evans, Bill Crider, Dana Cameron
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Far Orbit - Speculative Space Adventures

If you’re looking for a good anthology of science fiction stories, look no further than Far Orbit, which I found to be a really awesome collection of traditional sci-fi stories that was hard to put down. I totally loved reading this book! A...

5 Stars

Loves, Myths and Monsters - A Collection of Folk and Urban Myths

Loves, Myths and Monsters is a collection of eerie, suspenseful tales that I recommend. The tales include stories about the Chupracabra, a serial killer family, mermaids, werewolves and many other mystical creatures interacting with humans....

4 Stars

Once More Upon A Time - A Talaria Press Anthology 2

Talaria Press has put together some beautifully arranged anthologies. In Once More Upon A Time we have a group of authors who have really worked at giving the reader something different. I wasn't sure when I started reading just what I woul...

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Solaris Rising 3 - The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

When picking up an anthology to read, I never know what to expect. I do know there are stories that fall under a theme or fit into a genre, but I never can predict just how far those stories will go to stretch the genre just a bit or take m...

4 Stars

Shifting Shadows - Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is loved by many readers, myself included. When I saw that the author was coming out with an anthology filled with stories from Mercy's world, I wanted to read it as soon as possible! Some of the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Patricia Briggs
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Science Fiction 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction

Before I start this review, let me just say that I am not familiar with the work of Robert Silverberg. My husband has read his books and they’re on our shelf, but I don’t know his work. That said, I came to this book hoping to glean some go...

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Sci-fi Nights - Alpha bad boys & wild girls of futuristic romance

While I love romance set in space or imaginary worlds, I was leery about this box set as some of these stories are part of an ongoing series. However, no fears. Each stands alone is absolutely awesome. It is easy to follow the story lines a...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Mina Carter, Jessa Slade, Bianca D'Arc, Cathryn Cade, Calinda B
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Tales of the Hidden World

Tales of the hidden world is an interesting collection of a multitude of different short stories by Simon R. Green. Many of the stories are set in familiar worlds of his other novels like the Nightside or Drood Hall, as well as each story h...

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Lovecraft's Monsters

I LOVED this book. I love retellings, especially horror, and these were done in a great way. From sea creatures to demons there is a story for everyone. After I read this book I read the originals and I was very happy with the way this book...

5 Stars

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight

I chose this anthology because science fiction and fantasy were the genres that started my love of reading. Sci-Fi anthologies have been around for a long time and are kind of a tradition. There are only a few pre-1980 ones that I haven't r...

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  • Author: Jonathan Strahan
  • Review by: Emma
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Solaris

Dead Man's Hand Anthology

I have to admit that when it comes to my reading preferences, I am a bit of a girl. So, the western "shoot out at the O.K. Coral" themed read that I expected from this anthology was a bit out of my comfort zone...to say the least. What I di...

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  • Author: John Joseph Adams
  • Review by: WTFAreYouReading
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy, * Supernatural, * SF: Science Fiction, * SF: Steampunk, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Western
  • Publisher: Titan Books

Games Creatures Play

This collection of short stories will grab your attention right from the first page and it will not let go until the very end. Being a big fan of Charlaine Harris it was her name that drew me to the book. As I read through each story I was...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Laura Lippman, Charlaine Harris, Seanan McGuire, Brandon Sanderson, William Kent Krueger
  • Review by: Gabrielle
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Supernatural, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Legend of the Tribes - The Dragons Saga, #3.5

"Legend of the Tribes" offers readers glimpses into the worlds of two of the lesser mentioned tribes of the 'Dragons Saga' series. The Aero Dragons swoop in with tales of love supplanting tradition, as an arranged marriage finds itself rear...

5 Stars
  • Author: J.F. Jenkins
  • Review by: WTFAreYouReading
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy, Diverse Books, * Young Adult, * Under 45k Words, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC

Elementary - All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters

The imaginative tales that comprise this anthology showcase the talents of a wonderful collection of authors who have come to play in a universe where certain people can see beings who help confer amazing powers. The breadth of detail conve...

4 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Midnight Guests and Other Weird Stories

I really enjoyed these thirteen short horror stories by Ms. Mosier. One central theme throughout all the stories was that they took place in Arizona, but each had its own story to tell the readers. I won’t go into detail about each of the t...

4 Stars

Carniepunk

I had kind of a love/hate relationship with this anthology. There were stories in it that I found to be highly imaginative, and then there were those that I thought were just plain cheesy. Some of the authors in the anthology I had never re...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Jennifer Estep, Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Kelly Meding, Kelly Gay, Allison Pang, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Supernatural, * SF: Science Fiction, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

Trilogy - A Collection

This book was just very slow for me. There was no way I could finish it. I wasn't a fan of the writing. I wasn't a fan of the POV.. I just can't find anything good to say about this one, which really sucks. There are multiple short stories...

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Foretold - 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

I enjoyed Foretold. I love books filled with prophecy and this book did that theme justice. Collective books such as this are great because you have different takes on the same premise. Foretold had stories in it by many authors I have read...

4 Stars

The Complete Keeper Chronicles - Keeper's Chronicles #1 - 3

This fun fantasy trilogy is filled with sarcasm, acrobatic feats and remarkable feats of manipulation...and that’s just the cats’ contributions! There is so much going on in these books that one is tired just reading them but the wonderful...

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  • Author: Tanya Huff
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Wonders of the Invisible World

Award winning author Patricia A McKillip has brought us a collection of her short stories, conveniently packaged all together, instead of having to hunt through and collect numerous anthologies in search of her treasures. The treasures in t...

4 Stars

Elemental Magic 2012 - All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters

A collection of fifteen fantasy short stories that showcase the talents of multiple authors who put their own unique spin on the premise of being able to manipulate either Earth, Fire, Water or Air. I particularly enjoyed the flavor of Hawa...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Mercedes Lackey, Tanya Huff, Diana L. Paxson, Fiona Patton
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Waiting For Midnight

The stories in Waiting for Midnight by Merrie Destefano reminded me exactly why I became a fan of her writing after reading her novel Feast. I enjoyed each story immensely, my two favorites being the story titled Waiting for Midnight for it...

4 Stars

Hex Appeal

Hex Appeal is filled with short stories from some of the best urban fantasy authors out there. I enjoyed reading the different styles of writings and being introduced to a few authors I had not read before, which are good things about readi...

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  • Authors: Lori Handeland, Ilona Andrews, Simon R. Green, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher, Erica Hayes, P. N. Elrod, Carrie Vaughn, Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Supernatural, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity

We've all read stories about the fae throughout history but how do these magical creatures make their way through today's world of technology? This collection of short stories showcase a new twist on these supernatural creatures, penned by...

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  • Authors: Patricia Bray, Joshua Palmatier
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Down in the Dungeon

This is an enjoyable 50 page collection of short stories by someone who has fond memories of late nights with friends, rolling the dice and using our imaginations. Hey, it worked for Dragon Lance. He reveals a wicked sense of humor while te...

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Cosmic Pathos

This is a collection of short stories of novella length. They had me sniffling on the first story, remembering a childhood dream on the second and facing the realities of obsession and cutting deals with criminals for information and the co...

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Human for a Day

This collection examines what it means to be human, with all the hope and heartbreak this entails. You go from robot slavery (complete with an underground railroad) to how do you spend your final hours when trapped and you know you will die...

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  • Authors: Martin H. Greenberg, Jennifer Brozek
  • Review by: A.M. Donovan
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: DAW

Courts of the Fey

I love this kind of book, because it lets me try out different authors in nice little bite sized pieces. While dealing with the different Courts of the Fey, the themes run from Fairy conservation to the end of the world. There are stories t...

4 Stars

Ghosts by Gaslight - Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense

Ghosts by Gaslight is a wonderful title. The font and color on the cover will draw you into a spooky mood. The first story in this anthology started out kind of slow and it took me several pages to get into it. By the end of The Iron Shroud...

4 Stars

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