More Anthologies

These are the most recent anthologies I’ve read.

1—Witch High

Edited by Denise Little

Stories set in Salem Township Public High School #4, they range from the humorous to the thoughtful, from scary to mournful. A truly diverse set of stories all linked by the common theme of witches in high school.

2—Naked City

Edited by Ellen Datlow

Another diverse collection this time under the common thread of urban fantasy, in the broadest sense of it. All the stories center on two things—cities and magic. Some are happy, some are haunting, and a few I just didn’t get but I still enjoyed.

3—Shadowed souls

Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

These are dark stories. Look for no happy endings here. Even the happy-ish endings are sad or otherwise bittersweet.These stories are about morally grey areas and people. Also magic. Where does the person leave off and the monster begin?

Some of The UnBook Reporter’s Favorite Anthologies

These are just some of the anthologies I’ve enjoyed over the years.

1—The Chicks in Chainmail Series

Edited by Esther Friesner, I believe this series is still ongoing. Humorous tales of damsels who refuse to be in distress, warrior women who want equality with their male fellows, and just generally to have more sensible armor than a chainmail bikini. Lots of fun.

2—Witches, Vampires, and Werewolves, Oh My

Witch Way to the Mall, Fangs for the Mammaries, and Strip Mauled are also edited by Esther Friesner. Also humorous, this set of set of anthologies focuses on witches, vampires, and werewolves respectively.

3—Anything by Martin H. Greenberg

Some of the books I have that he’s co-edited are A Girl’s Guide to Guns and Monsters, the Catfantastic series, Warrior Princesses, and Wizards, Inc. I’m sure there are more in my collection but some of my books are still in boxes from the move.