What if you could not only travel any location in the world, but to any possible world? We can all imagine such "other worlds"--be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder--but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume--until now.
|Publisher:||Night Shade Books|
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About the Author
John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), and many others. Barnes&Noble.com named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and his books have been named to numerous best of the year lists. John is also the fiction editor of the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed. Prior to taking on that role, he worked for nearly nine years in the editorial department at The Magazine of Fantasy&Science Fiction. He is currently the co-host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast on io9.com, and has published hundreds of interviews and other pieces of non-fiction.
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Other Worlds Than These based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
First and foremost I would like to thank Night Sky Books for letting me read and review this book for them. Short story collections can be hard to judge fairly on any kind of rigid scale, because it is rare that a reader will find every story equally good or bad. I have given each story its own 1-5 rating and then used the average (rounded to the nearest whole number – 3.20) as the rating for the book as a whole. I would recommend this collection to any fantasy or science fiction fans, some of the stories were truly magical. This book is not a light read, and that is certainly not a bad thing…unless you were expecting a light read. Most of these stories are designed to make you think long and hard, and think hard you will. Unfortunately my story-by-story review is far too large for the character limit here on B & N, but there are some fantastic stories in this collection, as well as some incredibly bad ones. It's worth picking up though, as I always think it's fun to discover new writers that I might not have read otherwise.
Totally enjoyed it
Some very different worlds with some interesting stories.