Circuits and Slippers: An Anthology Review

I’ve been given the opportunity over the last several weeks to work with some of the writers from Circuits and Slippers to promote the anthology, and now, I have the pleasure of telling you my thoughts on the collection as a whole.

First, I want to commend Jaylee James for taking on this momentous task. Curating an anthology with a theme like this is no easy feat, and she has crafted a really delightful read.

Anthologies are really complicated to review. You can’t rely on talking about themes, structure or character development to work through the review and give your final thoughts. And I dislike picking out my “favorites.” So what I am going to do is give a bit of a general overview of theme, and why I think you should give this a go.

Circuits and Slippers asked the authors to look at beloved fairy tales and retell them within the genre of science fiction. Science fiction can be gritty and dark or hopeful and poetic, and that’s really what I love about the genre as a whole. And if you love science fiction, you will love this anthology. This curation brings together different threads and outlooks on the future, and really makes for an enjoyable read through. There is a little bit of everything here, so if you don’t love one story, you’re bound to find something else you do enjoy.

A special thank you goes out to Jennifer for letting me interview her about her story, Scrapefoot, that appears in this anthology, and Shannon, for her guest post!

You can purchase Circuits and Slippers here!

And now, on to the giveaway! Yes, you can win a copy of this anthology by following the rules below:

Click the link to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

Then:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Follow Jaylee James on Twitter
  3. Tweet/Share a message about the book coming out!

Thank you, as always, for reading.

-Mehek

P.S. Circuits and Slippers was provided to me by the editor for this review. Please click here to check out my book review policy. 

 

 

 

 

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