Strangers Among Us

Strangers Among Us

Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts

by Kelley ArmstrongSusan Forest and Lucas K Law

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/08/2016

$27.45
There's a delicate balance between mental health and mental illness . . . Who are the STRANGERS AMONG US? We are your fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and lovers. We staff your stores, cross your streets, and study in your schools, invisible among you. We are your outcasts and underdogs, and often, your unsung heroes. Nineteen science fiction and fantasy authors tackle the division between mental health and mental illness; how the interplay between our minds' quirks and the diverse societies and cultures we live in can set us apart, or must be concealed, or become unlikely strengths. We find troubles with Irish fay, a North Korean cosmonaut's fear of flying, an aging maid dealing with politics of revenge, a mute boy and an army of darkness, a sister reaching out at the edge of a black hole, the dog and the sleepwalker, and many more. After all, what harm can be done...
AUTHORS: Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church, A.M. Dellamonica, Gemma Files, James Alan Gardner, Bev Geddes, Erika Holt, Tyler Keevil, Rich Larson, Derwin Mak, Mahtab Narsimhan, Sherry Peters, Ursula Pflug, Robert RuntE, Lorina Stephens, Amanda Sun, Hayden Trenholm, Edward Willett, A.C. Wise.
Introduction by Julie E. Czerneda
Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law
Praise for
Strangers Among Us -Strangers Among Us . . . is important, shining a much-needed spotlight on issues that get far too little attention. A wonderful anthology, one of the major SF&F books of the year. Bravo!- -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night
-The writing is excellent throughout, and even the few not-as-strong stories make for a good read. This is a unique collection that should attract readers of all genres.
-- Foreword Reviews
-The stories in Strangers Among Us are as varied in tone and approach as their authors. The power of the collection derives from this variety; while each story can be read in isolation, the assemblage of outsiders feels, on a whole, exultant. There is, indeed, strength in numbers, when each individual is accorded space and respect.- -- Quill & Quire

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VERDICT: Mental illness is an exciting theme for an anthology, leaving plenty of room for variety- --
Library Journal The anthology is recommended in
Kirkus Reviews as one of -The August 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You'll Want to Read.- -Though this book has some shortcomings, readers who have mental illnesses may find themselves somewhere in these pages and as a result may no longer feel so alone or isolated.-
--School Library Journal
ISBN:
9780993969607
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-08-2016
Series:
Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction
Publisher:
Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x21mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario, Canada, with her family and far too many pets.

She is the author of the international bestselling Women of the Otherworld series, and many other highly acclaimed novels, including the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising YA trilogies, and the Cainsville series.

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