|Book Discussion: "The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity"
||[Mar. 22nd, 2012|10:14 am]
The next book discussion is for the anthology The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity edited by Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray. This is our second anthology (the first being After Hours: Tales from the Ur-bar) and we again had a blast putting it together. The basic concept is how the fae have managed to fit into our modern society . . . or not. We had some stellar authors in here, along with two newbies with this their first professional publication. Check out the table of contents and cover copy!
Cover Copy: What if the fae were still here, living among us? Perhaps living in secret, doing their best to pass for human. Or perhaps their existence is acknowledged, but they're still struggling to fit in. How have they survived? Are they outcasts clinging to the edges of society, or do their powers ensure success in the mortal realm? Here are fourteen fabulous tales--ranging from humor to dark fantasy--that explore how the creatures of the fae realm are fitting into the modern world.
From a mortal who offers to do internet marketing for Oberon . . . to a woman bent on reclaiming her baby from the Queen of the fae . . . to a dryd grove menaced by urban expansion . . . to a Selkie in need of a new home and career . . . these are original looks at how the world of the imagination can survive and perhaps even thrive in the everyday mortal lands.
Table of Contents:
We Will Not Be Undersold by Seanan McGuire
Changling by Susan Jett
Water-Called by Kari Sperring
The Roots of Aston Quercus by Juliet E. McKenna
To Scratch an Itch by Avery Shade
Continuing Education by Kristine Smith
How To Be Human(tm) by Barbara Ashford
How Much Salt by April Steenburgh
Hooked by Anton Strout
Crash by S.C. Butler
Fixed by Jean Marie Ward
A People Who Always Know by Shannon Page & Jay Lake
The Slaughtered Lamb by Elizabeth Bear
Corrupted by Jim C. Hines
For individual story plot summaries, check out The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity's website.
I read this book even though I am not a fan of short fiction because you pulled some of my favorite authors into it.
Although it has only been a couple of weeks, I find I have forgotten just about all the stories to the point where even reading the table of contents does not bring their plots to mind. Sorry.