This installment of Rhonda Parrish's alphabet anthology series asks skilled storytellers to write around the theme of chimera. The resulting tales are part fable, part poem, part dream. But like any chimera, the parts make up a greater whole.
Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.
A shadow tells a tale of schoolyard bullies. A long-vanished monster returns from the cold dark. Make-up makes up a life. Alchemy, Atlantis, and apocalypse. These 26 tales bring both chaos and closure to dark and elusively fantastic geographies.
Contributing authors include:
~ BD Wilson ~ Jonathan C. Parrish ~ Alexandra Seidel ~ Pete Aldin ~ Beth Cato ~ L.S. Johnson ~ Marge Simon ~ Simon Kewin ~ Samantha Kymmell-Harvey ~ C.S. MacCath ~ Suzanne van Rooyen ~ KV Taylor ~ Sara Cleto ~ Michael M. Jones ~ Michael Fosburg ~ Milo James Fowler ~ Laura VanArendonk Baugh ~ Megan Arkenberg ~ Michael B. Tager ~ Gabrielle Harbowy ~ Steve Bornstein ~ Lilah Wild ~ Amanda C. Davis ~ Megan Engelhardt ~ Michael Kellar ~ Brittany Warman ~
|Publisher:||Poise and Pen Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Note: I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm a fan of Rhonda Parrish's anthologies, and, as always, this one is great. The format is like the previous two (A is for Apocalypse, B is for Broken), where each author writes a story around a word beginning with their given letter. What I really love is that the word isn't given until the very end. Sometimes the word is obvious. Sometimes not so much. A couple of the stories left me scratching my head in confusion, but since there are twenty-six in total, that's a pretty good ratio. My favorites were M by Lilah Wild and R by L.S. Johnson. M was evocative, plunging me into the hustle and bustle of an overly busy store at Christmas as the main character has a brush with the supernatural. R was fascinating because I had four guesses as to what the word might be, and none of them were correct. Both were heart-breaking in their own ways, truly capturing the essence of the anthology. If you can get your hands on it, I would recommend this anthology.