Seasons Between Us – Tales of Identities and Memories • 2021 • Anthology by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

Rating: 2 out of 5.

What is a life well-lived? This topic clips the 23 stories from a broad range of speculative fiction subgenres together.

I expected much from several outstanding authors like Jane Yolen, Alan Dean Foster (my teenage favorite author), Rich Larson, and Maurice Broaddus. Additionally, I’m always on the hunt for new authors surprising me.

Let’s just say that I didn’t write a single review for any of those stories. Nothing catched my eyes, most of the stories were just mediocre and none of them touched me.

Jane Yolen gave a poem – I’m sorry, but I don’t read poems, like at all. Foster’s story was nice, but extremely short, a ten minutes read. Broaddus is capable to produce great stories (like his “City of Refuge”), but this was yet another BLM story, and an unegaging one.

No recommendation for this one from my side.

Content:

  • Clear Waters by Calvin D. Jim
  • Groven by Heather Osborne
  • Robocare by Rich Larson
  • Dress of Ash by Y.M. Pang
  • Hope to See the Ghost Tonight Patrick Swenson
  • Lay Down Your Heart by Elizabeth Westbrook-Trenholm & Hayden Trenholm
  • The Veil Between by Karin Lowachee
  • Sympathétique by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
  • The Selkie’s Skin by Bev Geddes
  • Messages Left in Transit, Devices Out of Sync by Divya Srinivasan Breed
  • Joe by Karen Vanessa Farkas-Brahmakshatriya
  • Summer of Our Discontent by Tyler Keevil
  • A Grave Between Them by Karina Sumner-Smith
  • Blue Kueh by Joyce Chng
  • Second Thoughts ©2021 by Eric Choi
  • The Sabhu My Destination by Maurice Broaddus
  • The Hidden Knowledge Society by Bogi Takács
  • The Light of Stars by Amanda Sun
  • The Hollow Oath by Brent Nichols
  • When Resin Burns to Tar by Maria Haskins
  • Exchange of Perspective by Alan Dean Foster
  • The Astronaut’s Four Seasons by Jane Yolen

Meta: Published at 8.8.2021 by Laksa Media Groups

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10 Responses to Seasons Between Us – Tales of Identities and Memories • 2021 • Anthology by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

  1. Ola G says:

    Oof, sounds bad – or just mediocre, which taking into account how many stories there were boils down to bad anyway. Hope your next read is better!

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  2. Jeanne says:

    I’ve loved some of Rich Larson’s other robot stories, especially All That Robot Shit. Too bad this one is underwhelming.

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  3. I actually don’t recognise any of these authors. Too bad it was a miss for you.

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  4. I have an ARC of this one as well but now I’m hesitant to pick it up… 😂

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  5. Jina Bazzar says:

    Ouch.
    It’s frustrating when you go in expecting you’d enjoy the book, only to find that bleh, it wasn’t up to par.
    I’ve never heard about any of the authors there, btw.

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