Excitement mounts for Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman’s forthcoming anthology THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY.
For FICTIONIST MAGAZINE, Jackie Peterson praises the collection.
Nineteen emerging fantasy voices brought together by Peter S. Beagle shine in this new anthology. That sounded like a PR tagline, but I swear, this anthology is great.
It’s honestly a breath of fresh air. I’m anti-spoiler in these reviews, and since these stories are so short, it’s hard to talk about them at all without giving anything away.
Suffice it to say that these stories range from entertaining to creepy to thought-provoking, and the writing is top notch. These little stories stick in your mind like popcorn sticks in your gums. You’ll try to shake one story off before you read the next one, but by page two of the next story, you’re hooked on that one too.
Five stars from me. Perfect, bite-sized pieces of beautifully-crafted fantasy morsels.
Peter S. Beagle (photo: Rina Weisman) and Jacob Weisman
Charlie Hopkins at FANTASY FACTION likes the book.
This is an exceptional collection of stories and I highly recommend picking it up upon its release. I was hugely impressed to find a personal connection with almost every piece of fiction contained within and I have no doubt the one’s I didn’t connect with will find eager and appreciative readers elsewhere. It is a certainty that these emerging and flourishing writers will be making more noise in the future.
For CHAIN INTERACTION, Judith Moore enjoys the stories.
I honestly won’t be surprised if, in a few years, a number of my favourite books have been penned by these authors, I am excited to see where they go next.
My rating: 5/5 stars for the sheer variety!
For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Camille André
Cover design by Elizabeth Story