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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Diverse Energies Anthology Wrap-Up Post

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Diverse Energies Anthology Wrap-Up Post

Diverse Energies Anthology Wrap-Up PostDiverse Energies by Tobias S Buckell
Series: Diverse Energies,
Also in this series: The Last Day, Freshee's Fogurt, Pattern Recognition , Gods of the Dimming Light , Next Door, Good Girl, Pocket Full of Dharma, Blue Skies, What Arms to Hold Us, Solitude
Published by Tu Books on 01 November 2012
Genres: Abduction, Action & Adventure, Adolescence, Anthology, Death & Dying, Diseases, Dystopian, Emotions & Feelings, Espionage, GLBT, Health & Daily Living, Illnesses & Injuries, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, Mythology, People & Places, People of Color, Politics & Intrigue, Sci-Fi, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Short Story / Novella, Social Issues, Survival Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 268
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Short Story Saturday is a feature here at Ticket to Anywhere where I start to read some of the various anthologies I have, one story at a time. Starting with Diverse Energies which the book synopsis describes as  “In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Daniel H. Wilson, and more.”


Story 1: The Last Day by Ellen Oh – 2 stars

Story 2: Freshee’s Fogurt by Daniel H. Wilson – 3 stars

Story 3: Uncertainty Principal by K. Tempest Bradford – 4 stars

Story 4: Pattern Recognition by Ken Liu – 2.5 stars

Story 5: Gods of the Dimming Light by Greg can Eekhout – 3 stars

Story 6: Next Door by Rahul Kanakia – 1 star

Story 7: Good Girl by Malida  Lo – 3 stars

Story 8: Pocket Full of Dharma by Paolo Bacigalupi – 3 stars

Story 9: Blue Skies by Cindy Pon – 4 stars

Story 10: What Arms to Hold Us by Rajan Khanna – 3 stars

Story 11: Solitude by Ursula K. LeGuin – 3 stars


Average Rating: 3 stars


Favorite Story: Blue Skies by Cindy Pon

Least Favorite: Next Door by Rahul Kanakia