Anthology of contemporary stories by emerging and seasoned writers of many racesTheres 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 books 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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New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color Reviews
1.5 stars rounded up to 2
I felt great anticipation in reading New Suns; Original Speculative Fiction by POC, bring it on! We definitely need more of that! However, this anthology of short stories was disappointing and somewhat puzzling. I couldn't fathom how the editor had picked some of the writers included which was supposed to showcase POC Science Fiction and Fantasy. In reading the foreword and then background of some of the 'writers', it becomes clear. Nisi Shawl is a board member of a writ ...more
I generally find anthologies tricky depending, as they do, on an editor’s goal for inclusion which may not match what I am hoping for. I also have an up and down affair with short stories as they take real skill to develop a world and characters in virtually no time at all- like magic!
I choose to read New Suns with the hope that I would walk away with a few new names of authors to keep in mind. Finding a new author is such a joy and I found several! My guess is that other readers may enjoy diffe ...more
As soon as I read the blurb for this anthology, I knew that I wanted to read it. It ticks all the boxes when I look for an anthology, horror, sci-fi and fantasy. With any anthology I go in with an open mind, I know I won’t love every story but I can guarantee I can find some new authors who I will go onto purchase their work.
New Sun has 17 short stories that will introduce you to various cultures and religions, creatures from other realms and so much more. Each story was completely different an ...more
New Suns contains seventeen stories by writers of colour, raging across many genres - including science fiction, fantasy, horror, retold fairy stories, alternate history, religion, crime and romance - indeed often more than one, almost all with a speculative tinge but with no intention to pursue an overall theme. I have seen some reviews that lament that, but while I love a themed anthology as much as anyone, it really isn't necessary (in my view) for at least three reasons.
First, reading these ...more
I really loved this anthology. A wide variety of voices and tales, with impressive stories from excellent writers. Also worth it for the stirring foreword by LeVar Burton, a love letter to speculative fiction and short stories.
Editor Nisi Shawl brings together seventeen stories, showcasing work by both newer and more seasoned authors from marginalized backgrounds. Rather than reign in her contributors by asking them to conform to a theme or confine themselves to a single genre, Shawl allows thei ...more
ARC through NetGalley
Actual rating: 2.5/5
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Colour, edited by Nishi Shawl, assembles science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by new and veteran authors. I'm in the mood for more Sci-fi. And I appreciate good covers and this one looks stunning. Yoshi Yoshitani's art rocks. I wonder why more authors don't get their art from him.
I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies. Let's face it - each anthology is a grab bag. In a batch of stories, ...more
I would like to thank Rebellion Publishing and Netgalley for giving me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was initially excited to be given the chance to review this diverse anthology by diverse authors. But as I went on to read the first story of the collection, I was instantly discouraged to continue on. It has potential, but I wasn't sold by it. The transition and pacing were abrupt, the characters aren't memorable nor do they have depth, and most importantly, I just didn ...more
As with any short story collection there will be stories that you love, many that you like and a couple that just don’t quite hit the spot (at the time of initial reading at least). When the former two outweigh the latter you are onto a winner and that was the case here.
Speculative fiction is always as much about the here and now as it is about visions of the future. A number of the stories provide such good political commentary that Trump will want their authors federally investigated! Three V ...more