Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Futuredaze

Just wanted to mention a cool new book.

Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, edited by Hannah Strom-Martin and Erin Underwood. It's published by Underwords Press, an indie.

Now, I have a particular interest in this anthology for several reasons. One is that I know both these editors. They graduated from the MFA program I teach for - Stonecoast. Another is that they're such awesome readers I've called on both of them to beta read for me on several occasions. The Acacia Trilogy owes a lot to their insights. And also because I read and blurbed this thing!

Here's what I said:

“I love this collection! It offers all the ideas, speculation and creativity I look for in quality science fiction, but it presents them with a nimble verve, with humor and with a focused attention to the interests and concerns of teen readers. Each story works as science fiction, while also resonating at a wonderfully energetic, youthful frequency. That pleasantly surprised me again and again.” —David Anthony Durham, author of The Acacia Trilogy

And here's how they describe the book themselves:

"Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction includes 33 original short stories and poems that spark the imagination, twist the heart, and make us yearn for the possibilities of a world yet to come. Futuredaze includes pieces by Jack McDevitt, Nancy Holder, Gregory Frost, Lavie Tidhar, Sandra McDonald, Brittany Warman, Stephen Covey, E. Kristin Anderson, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Jenny Blackford, and many more!  

Reflecting many of the ideals first set forth by science fiction icons such as Isaac Asimov, George Orwell, and Ray Bradbury, Futuredaze challenges the imagination with young adult fiction that includes far-flung futures, dystopian alternate worlds, life among the stars, and a host of startling stories that embrace the idea of “What if?” that has driven the science fiction genre forward for more then a century. Now, it’s time to give voice to the next generation of science fiction readers and to those of us still young at heart."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Erin Underwood said...

David, thank you so much. :-)

7:38 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

But of course...

11:03 AM  

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