The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us

by Brenda CooperA.M. Dellamonica Dominik Parisien and others

Epub (Adobe), Epub (Kobo) Publication Date: 08/09/2017

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The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts . . .


WHO ARE THE SUM OF US?


Children giving care. Dogs and cats giving care. Sidekicks, military, monks, ghosts, robots. Even aliens. Care given by lovers, family, professionals. Caregivers who can no longer give. Caregivers who make the decision not to give, and the costs and the consequences that follow. Bound to us by invisible bonds, but with lives, dreams, and passions of their own.


If we believe that we are the protagonists of our lives, then caregivers—our pillars and our strengths—are ghosts, the bit players, the stock characters, the secondary supports, living lives of quiet trust and toil in the shadows. Summoned to us by the profound magic of great emotional, physical, or psychological need, they play their roles and, when our need diminishes . . .


Fade.


These are their stories. From the Warlord to the Gatekeeper. From the Gardener to the Crystal Harvester. From the Mother's Keepers to the Ambassador. And more . . .


Twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors explore the depth and breadth of caring and of giving. They find insight, joy, devastation, and heroism in grand sweeps and in tiny niches. And, like wasps made of stinging words, there is pain in giving, and in working one's way through to the light. Our lives and relationships are complex. But in the end, there is hope, and there is love.


FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES BY COLLEEN ANDERSON, CHARLOTTE ASHLEY, BRENDA COOPER, IAN CREASEY, A.M. DELLAMONICA, BEV GEDDES, CLAIRE HUMPHREY, SANDRA KASTURI, TYLER KEEVIL, JULIET MARILLIER, MATT MOORE, HEATHER OSBORNE, NISI SHAWL, ALEX SHVARTSMAN, KARINA SUMNER-SMITH, KATE STORY, AMANDA SUN, HAYDEN TRENHOLM, JAMES VAN PELT, LIZ WESTBROOK-TRENHOLM, EDWARD WILLETT, CHRISTIE YANT & CAROLINE M. YOACHIM


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DOMINIK PARISIEN


Foreword by Lucas K. Law


Afterword by Susan Forest


Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

ISBN:
9781988140001
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Epub (Adobe), Epub (Kobo)
Publication Date:
08-09-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Amanda Sun

Amanda Sun was born in Deep River, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto.

The Paper Gods series, which includes Ink, Rain, and Storm, was inspired by her time living in Osaka and traveling throughout Japan.

She is an avid video gamer and cosplayer.

Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from Otago University with degrees in arts and music, and has had a varied career which included teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies.

Juliet now lives in a hundred-and-ten-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes fulltime. She is a member of the druid order OBOD.

Juliet shares her home with a small pack of waifs and strays. Juliet's historical fantasy novels are published internationally and have won a number of awards.

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