Strangers Among Us

Strangers Among Us

by Mahtab NarsimhanA.M. Dellamonica A.C. Wise and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 08/08/2016

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There's a delicate balance between mental health and mental illness…


2017 Aurora Awards (Canadian SF&F) Winner


2017 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winner (Speculative Fiction Book of the Year)


2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist (Anthologies)


2017 Aurora Awards Winner (Best Short Fiction) and 3 other Best Short Fiction finalists


2017 Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic (Short Story category): one short story finalist


The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (edited by John Joseph Adams and Charles Yu): one honorable mention


The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (edited by Gardner Dozois): seven honorable mentions


Wilde Stories 2017: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (edited by Steve Berman): one story selected


Who are 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. 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.


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 Runté, 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 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


"Mental illness is an exciting theme for an anthology, leaving plenty of room for variety." —Library Journal


"Stories do a masterful job of knitting legitimate and painful mental illnesses to characters who still retain agency and power." —Kirkus Reviews


"A number of entertaining stories to be found within its pages." —Locus (Gardner Dozois)


"The writers of these stories address such varied subjects as agoraphobia, depression, schizophrenia, autism, anxiety, and addiction . . . readers who have mental illnesses may find themselves somewhere in these pages and as a result may no longer feel so alone or isolated." —Library School Journal


"This is a unique collection that should attract readers of all genres." —Foreword Reviews

ISBN:
9780993969614
9780993969614
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
08-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Mahtab Narsimhan

Mahtab, in Persian, means moonlight. She was born in Bombay and immigrated to Canada in 1997. Her debut novel in the Tara Trilogy, The Third Eye (Dundurn, 2007), won the Silver Birch Fiction Award in 2009.

The Tiffin (DCB, 2011), a middle-grade novel based loosely on the dabbawallas, has received critical acclaim, was shortlisted for many awards, and named one of the five best books for Young People in 2011 by the Quill & Quire. It has been published in the UK, China and Taiwan.

Her most recent novel, Mission Mumbai, will be published by Scholastic US and Canada in Spring 2016. Mahtab lives in Toronto with her husband, son, and golden retriever. She continues to write, inspired by life, love and the desire to make sense of the world through stories.

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.

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.

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.

James Alan Gardner

James Alan Gardner has twice won the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, as well as the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction, and the Asimov's Reader's Choice Award.

He lives in Ontario.

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