Shades Within Us

Shades Within Us

by Susan ForestSarah Raughley Seanan McGuire and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 08/09/2018

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Journey with twenty-one speculative fiction authors through the fractured borders of human migration to examine the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who choose—or are forced—to leave home and familiar places.


Migration. A transformation of time, place, and being . . .


WHO ARE THE SHADES WITHIN US?


We are called drifters, nomads. We are expatriates, evacuees, and pilgrims. We are colonists, aliens, explorers; strangers, visitors—intruders, conquerors—exiles, asylum seekers, and . . . outsiders.


An American father shields his son from Irish discrimination. A Chinese foreign student wrestles to safeguard her family at the expense of her soul. A college graduate is displaced by technology. A Nigerian high school student chooses between revenge and redemption. A bureaucrat parses the mystery of Taiwanese time travellers. A defeated alien struggles to assimilate into human culture. A Czechoslovakian actress confronts the German WWII invasion. A child crosses an invisible border wall. And many more.


Stories that transcend borders, generations, and cultures. Each is a glimpse into our human need in face of change: to hold fast to home, to tradition, to family; and yet to reach out, to strive for a better life.


Featuring Original Stories by Vanessa Cardui, Elsie Chapman, Kate Heartfield, S.L. Huang, Tyler Keevil, Matthew Kressel, Rich Larson,Tonya Liburd, Karin Lowachee, Seanan McGuire, Brent Nichols, Julie Nováková, Heather Osborne, Sarah Raughley, Alex Shvartsman, Amanda Sun, Jeremy Szal, Hayden Trenholm, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, Christie Yant & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro


With An Introduction by Eric Choi & Gillian Clinton


Edited by Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law


Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.


Praise for Shades Within Us


". . . addresses issues surrounding migration and borders at a very poignant moment in history . . . despite being speculative, many of these stories read like they were ripped from present-day headlines . . . this collection do a great job of asking readers not only to reflect on their own lives but also to consider the lives of others." —Booklist (American Library Association)


"With each story, the authors expand their settings and reality into a universe of broader potential to make sense of the tensions that plague the twenty-first century. Even as they represent foreign existences, the problems remain the same—family, love, belonging, identity, survival . . . take a fresh approach to their subjects and conjure terrifying futures brought on by climate change, greed, and corruption of power. Political and daring, this collection adds to the future imagined by Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, and Aldous Huxley." —Foreword Reviews


". . . Shades Within Us is a timely collection that invites us to ask whether we still do (or still should) live in a space of national borders and national definitions of identity. It invites us to use our speculative imagination to think through new ways of understanding selfhood in relation to the borders, boxes, and categories that are placed around us." —Speculating Canada (Derek Newman-Stille)

ISBN:
9781988140063
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
08-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Elsie Chapman

Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of arts in English literature.

She currently lives in Tokyo with her husband and children. She is the author of the young adult thrillers Dualed and Divided.

Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver and in his mid-twenties moved to Wales.

He is the author of three previous books and has received a number of awards for his writing, including the Missouri Review Editors' Prize, the Wales Book of the Year People's Prize, and the Writers' Trust of Canada Journey Prize.

He lectures in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.

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.

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