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Posted September 1, 2012
I was completely inspired and thrilled by “Ancient, Ancient” a short story collection by Kiini Ibura Salaam that covers science-fiction, fantasy and horror in the most unique ways. Her storytelling is original, organic and mesmerizing. The opening story, “Desire” is like magical poetry, telling the fable of a woman dried out by life and what happens when she is caught in a conflict between deities.
I loved the stories (the first is “Of Wings, Nectar & Ancestors”) involving the aliens (whose language was body movement) that gather human nectar and transform the human at the same time.
“Bio-Anger” was raw science-fiction and written in a style that is so unique its almost another language.
I was sad when the last story ended. I didn’t want to leave the multi-faceted universe spun from Salaam’s fantastic and exceptional imagination. You have to read this book!