The Book Smugglers’ Quarterly Almanac Volume II is almost here. A brand new (ad)venture from your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers, we are delighted to present you the second volume of our quarterly collection of awesome.
Without further ado, we introduce…
THE BOOK SMUGGLERS’ QUARTERLY ALMANAC
Gorgeous cover art by Kristina Tsenova; Cover Layout by Kenda Montgomery
A quarterly collection of awesome, selected and edited by The Book Smugglers
Collecting original short fiction, essays, reviews, and reprints from diverse and powerful voices in speculative fiction, THE BOOK SMUGGLERS’ QUARTERLY ALMANAC is essential for any SFF fan.
IN THIS VOLUME (SEPTEMBER 2016): ISABEL YAP, SUSAN JANE BIGELOW, JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH, MICHAL WOJCIK, KATE ELLIOTT, JIM ZUB, ANNA HIGHT, SEANAN MCGUIRE, YOON HA LEE, YUKIMI OGAWA, MIMI MONDAL, TANSY RAYNER ROBERTS, ANA GRILO AND THEA JAMES
THE BOOK SMUGGLERS’ QUARTERLY ALMANAC: Volume II – THE TOC: ELEVATOR PITCHES
- What Makes a Magical Girl – Isabel Yap • Essay
- Winter’s Flight – Susan Jane Bigelow • Story
- Sympathy for the Motion Sickness – Javier Grillo-Marxuach • Essay
- Mrs Yaga – Michal Wojcik • Story
- Is Fantasy Writing Gendered? – Kate Elliott • Essay
- Writing the Strange Side of Japan – Jim Zub • Essay
- Where to Start with Portal Fantasies – Seanan McGuire • Essay
- Fruitcakes and Gimchi in Spaaace – Yoon Ha Lee • Essay
- In Her Head, In Her Eyes – Yukimi Ogawa • Story
- Characters are not a Coloring Book – Mimi Mondal • Essay
- One Girl in the Justice League – Tansy Rayner Roberts • Essay
- And introducing… Ruby – Anna Hight • Story
Isabel Yap looks at magical girls and what makes them so special
An original short story in the world of the Extrahuman Union series featuring Penny Silverwing
To celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, Javier Grillo-Marxuach looks at the enduring beauty of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Reprint of one of The Book Smugglers’ earlier stories: a retelling of Baba Yaga
The ever-fabulous Kate Elliott explores this minefield with aplomb
On writing the comics Wayward
Following the success of Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire tells us where to start with Portal Fantasies (or, where to go next)
Worldbuilding and culture, Yoon Ha Le style
Reprint of a creepy SciFi Horror short story
On being a POC fan of Harry Potter
The one-girl trope in comics needs to go
An original short story by debut author Anna Hight. “Ruby” is a retelling of Little Red Ridding Hood, but with a twist. A monstrous, bloody twist. The cover art of the Almanac depicts this delectable short story – and character – in all their glory.
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