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, Diverse Energies
Published by Tu Books on 01 November 2012
Genres: Anthology, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Short Story / Novella, Young Adult
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.”
Place(s) Traveled To: New York, New York // Cincinnati, Ohio – (1984, 2048, 2058)
First Line(s): The world changed around Iliana, but she never changed with it.
So far, Uncertainty Principle by K. Tempest Bradford has been my favorite story in the Diverse Energies Anthology. I liked Bradford’s take on time travel and was really invested in her main character Iliana and the struggles she was dealing with as she saw the world change around her but she was the only one who saw the difference. Uncertainty Principle is one that I wish could have been a full length novel as I wish there had been more detail. The ending felt a bit rushed but it wasn’t an unsatisfying one. I liked Iliana’s story ARC and I liked how the ending was a little open ended with could allow for more from this story. I enjoyed Bradford’s writing and I think that I will be looking more into this author in the future.