Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

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by Rose Fox
     
 

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In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again � from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price.

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In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again � from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. In 1900 Ilocos Norte, a forest spirit helps a young girl defend her land from American occupiers.

These gripping stories have been passed down through the generations, hidden between the lines of journal entries and love letters. Now 27 of today's finest authors � including Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Victor LaValle, Nnedi Okorafor, and Sabrina Vourvoulias � reveal the people whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Sofia Samatar - "Ogres of East Africa"
Thoraiya Dyer - "The Oud"
Tananarive Due - "Free Jim's Mine"
S. Lynn - "Ffydd (Faith)"
Sunny Moraine - "Across the Seam"
Rion Amilcar Scott - "Numbers"
Meg Jayanth - "Each Part Without Mercy"
Claire Humphrey - "The Witch of Tarup"
L.S. Johnson - "Marigolds"
Robert William Iveniuk - "Diyu"
Jamey Hatley - "Collected Likenesses"
Michael Janairo - "Angela and the Scar"
Benjamin Parzybok - "The Colts"
Kima Jones - "Nine"
Christina Lynch - "The Heart and the Feather"
Troy L. Wiggins - "A Score of Roses"
Nghi Vo - "Neither Witch Nor Fairy"
David Jon Fuller - "A Deeper Echo"
Ken Liu - "Knotting Grass, Holding Ring"
Kemba Banton - "Jooni"
Sarah Pinsker - "There Will Be One Vacant Chair"
Nnedi Okorafor - "It's War"
Shana� Brown - "Find Me Unafraid"
Nicolette Barischoff - "A Wedding in Hungry Days"
Lisa Bolekaja - "Medu"
Victor LaValle - "Lone Women"
Sabrina Vourvoulias - "The Dance of the White Demons"

Editorial Reviews

http://www.saladinahmed.com/ - Saladin Ahmed
"An absolutely unprecedented anthology, dazzling in range and scope, beauty and strength. A success in every sense."
http://www.seananmcguire.com/ - Seanan McGuire
"Sharp, brilliant, and curated so well that it�s like walking into a museum of the mind, this is a collection everyone should read."
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0991392100 - Publishers Weekly
Fox and Older have taken a grand task upon themselves, and the results are laudable.
http://reviews.futurefire.net/2014/04/fox-older-long-hidden.html - Future Fire
This book�s existence proves a couple things: that there are both writers and consumers for a book with a message of resistance and social justice, and that such a project can be an absolute joy to read. Long Hidden is, in fact, one of the strongest speculative fiction anthologies I�ve read.
http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/review-long-hidden/ - Innsmouth Free Press
Rather than coming off as a Special More Diverse Edition of historical fantasy, it reads well enough � particularly in the very strong first half � that it makes mainstream historical fantasy feel poorer by comparison. Long Hidden shows us the richness of setting and character that is available to us if we make use of all of history, not just the clich�d parts. So, why aren�t the rest of us using it?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149292530
Publisher:
Crossed Genres Publications
Publication date:
05/07/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
363
Sales rank:
958,318
File size:
5 MB

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Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some stories dragged on but overall a god book.
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