Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014

Author: Julia Rios

Publisher: Twelfth Planet Press

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists. Table of Contents Left Foot, Right - Nalo Hopkinson Selfies - Lavie Tidhar The Vitruvian Farmer - Marcelina Vizcarra The Lady and the Fox - Kelly Link Cat Calls - Margo Lanagan Walkdog - Sofia Samatar No Lonely Seafarer - Sarah Pinsker The Endless Sink - Damien Ober No Mercy for the Executioner - Deborah Biancotti The Ancestors - Laurie Tom Jelly and the D-Machine - Suzanne Church Kneaded - S. G. Larner Resurrection Points - Usman T. Malik Memory Lace - Payal Dhar Collected Likenesses - Jamey Hatley Scout - Will McIntosh Selfie - Sandra McDonald The Boy Who Grew Up - Christopher Barzak Cookie Cutter Superhero - Tansy Rayner Roberts The Stuff We Don't Do - Marissa Lingen Figment - Jeri Smith-Ready

Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014

Author: Alisa Krasnostein

Publisher:

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Category: Anthologies

Page: 438

View: 883

Discover the best young adult short fiction of the year originally published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise adult anthologies and magazines, and brought together here in one accessible collection. Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, the award winning editors of Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, have collected twenty-one of the best young adult speculative fiction short stories of 2014. Praise for Kaleidoscope: "This anthology is perfect for teens who are interested in science fiction and fantasy-but who don't want just stories about white, straight, able-bodied rich kids and their vampire problems." - NPR "Kaleidoscope offers a wild ride to places both enticingly new and comfortingly familiar, and it's a great addition to the worlds of both YA and SFF." - Big Blue Marble Books "This anthology is truly kaleidoscopic and absolutely recommended." - Kirkus

Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013

Author: Julia Rios

Publisher: Twelfth Planet Press

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

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View: 950

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists. Table of Contents Selkie Stories Are For Losers - Sofia Samatar By Bone-Light - Juliet Marillier The Myriad Dangers - Lavie Tidhar Carpet - Nnedi Okorafor I Gave You My Love by the Light of the Moon - Sarah Rees Brennan 57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides - Sam J. Miller The Minotaur Girls - Tansy Rayner Roberts Not With You, But With You - Miri Kim Ghost Town - Malinda Lo December - Neil Gaiman An Echo in the Shell - Beth Cato Dan's Dreams - Eliza Victoria As Large As Alone - Alena McNamara Random Play All and the League of Awesome - Shane Halbach Mah Song - Joanne Anderton What We Ourselves Are Not - Leah Cypess The City of Chrysanthemum - Ken Liu Megumi's Quest - Joyce Chng Persimmon, Teeth, and Boys - Steve Berman Flight - Angela Slatter We Have Always Lived on Mars - Cecil Castellucci

The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

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Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 675

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a third-world village. The premier speculative-fiction magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to discover and showcase many of the most inventive authors writing in any genre. Now drawing even more deeply upon F&SF’s impressive history, this extraordinary companion anthology expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch storytelling. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two is a star-studded tribute to the continuing vision of F&SF.

Sophomore Freak

Book 2 of 4 in the Reject High Series

Author: Brian Thompson

Publisher: Great Nation Publishing, LLC

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Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 814

Sophomore Freak is the second book in a best-selling, young adult fantasy fiction series. NORMAL IS OVER The school year ending with Reject High's destruction was enough for Jason Champion. Summer break meant lots of time to split between his girlfriend Sasha and best friend Rhapsody. That is until predictions of a solar storm arrive, one unlike the earth has ever seen. Sasha tells Jason the sun's rays may affect his invulnerability and strength, while a mysterious new enemy is possessed with the belief that whoever absorbs the radiation will become immortal. With no other options and their enemies drawing closer to their goal, Jason and his friends join forces with the “Collective,” a group that has guarded the origin of their power for a century. Its members think the storm will cause an explosion killing millions – a price none of them are willing to pay. The second installment in a young adult fantasy series, Sophomore Freak combines engaging characters inside of a page-turning, breathtaking adventure. Equal parts sci-fi, fantasy, and action-adventure, Sophomore Freak is a breathtaking page-turner written from the perspective of Jason Champion, a 16-year old teenager with rage blackouts and a penchant for getting in trouble, Book 1: Reject High Book 2: Sophomore Freak Book 3: Forgotten (summer, 2015) Book 4: Champion, Immortal (2016) Young Adult Science Fiction Categories >Science Fiction Book for Teens >Thrillers for Young Adults >Young Adults Action Adventure

Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

A Cognitive Reading

Author: Marek C. Oziewicz

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 890

This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular advances in cognitive sciences as applied to the examination of narrative fiction. Oziewicz argues that complex ideas such as justice are processed by the human mind as cognitive scripts; that scripts, when narrated, take the form of multiply indexable stories; and that YA speculative fiction is currently the largest conceptual testing ground in the forging of justice consciousness for the 21st century world. Drawing on recent research in the cognitive and evolutionary sciences, Oziewicz explains how poetic, retributive, restorative, environmental, social, and global types of justice have been represented in narrative fiction, from 19th century folk and fairy tales through 21st century fantasy, dystopia, and science fiction. Suggesting that the appeal of these and other nonmimetic genres is largely predicated on the dream of justice, Oziewicz theorizes new justice scripts as conceptual tools essential to help humanity survive the qualitative leap toward an environmentally conscious, culturally diversified global world. This book is an important contribution to studies of children’s and YA speculative fiction, adding a new perspective to discussions about the educational as well as social potential of nonmimetic genres. It demonstrates that the justice imperative is very much alive in YA speculative fiction, creating new visions of justice relevant to contemporary challenges.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Getting Published

Author: Regina L Brooks

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 147

Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

Wilde Stories 2014

The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

Author: Steve Berman

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 106

Oscar Wilde once stated: "I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability." Thankfully, the authors featured in Wilde Stories 2014 possess the ability to create men on the page that love and risk and suffer and mourn, deeds that deserve telling despite the frailties of fictional flesh. Once more editor Steve Berman has collected a variety of stories that range from the fantastical to the eerie to surreal¿yet all possess the spark of imagination that is what brings storytelling the closest to a divine act of wonder an individual can perform.

The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 754

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a third-world village. The premier speculative-fiction magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to discover and showcase many of the most inventive authors writing in any genre. Now drawing even more deeply upon F&SF’s impressive history, this extraordinary companion anthology expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch storytelling. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two is a star-studded tribute to the continuing vision of F&SF.

The Mermaid's Sister

Author: Carrie Anne Noble

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 236

View: 466

Finding that her sister is beginning to turn into a mermaid, Clara and her best friend O'Neill try to get her sister from their mountaintop cottage to the sea, but run into myriad problems along the way.