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Omfatter også følgende navne: Abbott, Alana., Alana Joli Abbot, Alana Joli Abbott

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Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Redaktør — 23 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Editor & Contributor — 19 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters (2018) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Bridge to Elsewhere (2022) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology (2018) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Neverland's Library: A Library Anthology (2020) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology (2019) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Into the Reach (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology (2020) 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Queen's Butterflies (2017) 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Abbott, Alana Joli
Andre navne
Abbott, Alana
Fødselsdato
20th century
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Erhverv
author
editor

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Supporting indie publishing on Kickstarter is a good thing, right? This anthology sounded like a cool project to support. So I did. And then I started reading – almost six months ago now. The majority of the stories were mediocre at best, imo – there were the “so what?”, stories, there was uninspired writing, there were fragments instead of stories, there were the “you think you’re funny, but you are not” stories…

I ended up using the book as a palate cleanser when I couldn’t decide what to read next.

There was just one memorable story:

“Meteorites” by Anjali Patel – a retelling of Ray Bradbury’s “Kaleidoscope”. It was wise and heartbreaking, delightfully written. Why couldn’t the rest of the book be the same?

Well, at least I am done now.
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Alexandra_book_life | Dec 15, 2023 |
*I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Oh boy did I enjoy this book! Are you tired of teenage heroines? Why do the underage protagonists get to have all the fun? Do you like the chosen one trope but are tired of all the same old stories getting played out? Then, this book is for you. As a woman who most people think is past her prime it's nice to read a story with a protagonist that I could relate to that isn't a second chance romance. Don't get me wrong I love them but women past the age of 30 are able to do amazing things.

In most anthologies, there is always a couple of stories that miss their mark but in Never too Old to Save the World I enjoyed every single one. There were times I wished that a particular story would have kept going or that I hope would turn into a series, but that's one of the downfalls of reading short story anthologies. Each writer was able to put their own unique twist on the chosen one trope and no two stories felt the same, it was a breath of fresh air each time. I was so sad when I got to the last story because that meant that the book was going to end. Here's me holding out hope for a second anthology soon.

Overall, I absolutely enjoyed this book.
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latteslipsticklit | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 16, 2023 |
An interesting collection of fantastical short stories. The introduction suggests that they will not have happy endings, but this isn't entirely true. The ones that don't are the most interesting however, to my eye at least. And the story narrated by the cate takes the cake. well worth the read.
½
 
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TomMcGreevy | Feb 11, 2023 |
This is a great anthology, with pieces by the two editors and several other authors—notably Jim C. Hines and Ursula Vernon. My favorites among the lot were "Launch Day Milkshakes" (Jim Hines), "Jackalope Wives" (Ursula Vernon), "as well as "Ayda and the Messengers" (Jaymie Wagner), "By the Works of Her Hands" (LaShawn M. Wanak), and "All the World's Treasures" (Kimberly Pauley). I really appreciated the older MCs in this volume, and the racial and LGBTQ+ inclusion as well. Highly recommended!
 
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ca.bookwyrm | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 5, 2022 |

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Associated Authors

Melanie R. Meadors Contributor, Editor
Linda Robertson Contributor
Zin E. Rocklyn Contributor
Seanan McGuire Contributor
Maurice Broaddus Contributor
Carlos Hernandez Contributor
C. S. E. Cooney Contributor
Cullen Bunn Contributor
John F. Allen Contributor
Ericka Kahler Contributor
J. D. Blackrose Contributor
LaShawn M. Wanak Contributor
Kimberly Pauley Contributor
Sarah Hans Contributor
Lucy A. Snyder Contributor
R.J. Sullivan Contributor
Kathryn Ivey Contributor
Vaseem Khan Contributor
Jaymie Wagner Contributor
Ursula Vernon Contributor
Jim C. Hines Contributor
Kenny Soward Contributor
Lian Hearn Contributor
Anton Strout Contributor
Shanna Swendson Contributor
L. Penelope Contributor
David Bowles Contributor
Grey Yuen Contributor
Gwendolyn N. Nix Contributor
Glenn Parris Contributor
Minsoo Kang Contributor
Alethea Kontis Contributor
Anjali Patel Contributor
Mari Kurisato Contributor
Rin Chupeco Contributor
R. S. A. Garcia Contributor
SL Huang Contributor
Zig Zag Claybourne Contributor
Peter Tieryas Liu Contributor
A. T. Greenblatt Contributor
Valerie Valdes Contributor
Malka Older Contributor
John Chu Contributor
CG Volars Contributor
E.R. Donaldson Contributor
Justin C. Key Contributor
R J Theodore Contributor
L. X. Beckett Contributor
Marie Brennan Contributor
Jonathan Green Contributor
Jeremy Robinson Contributor
Steve Diamond Contributor
Nick Cole Contributor
Mari Murdock Contributor
Kane Gilmour Contributor
Robert Hood Foreword
M.L. Brennan Contributor
Dan Wells Contributor
Lee Murray Contributor
Anna Smith Spark Contributor
Mercedes Lackey Contributor
Clay Sanger Contributor
Howard Tayler Introduction
Shanna Germain Contributor
Dennis Lee Contributor
Walidah Imarisha Contributor
Cat Rambo Contributor
Jean Rabe Contributor
Richard Lee Byers Contributor
Laura Resnick Contributor
Erik Scott De Bie Contributor
Anthony Lowe Contributor
David Dalglish Contributor
Joseph Lallo Contributor
Ann Marie Cochran Cover artist
Dan Rempel Cover artist
Anna Dittmann Cover artist
Jim Hines Introduction
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Værker
13
Medlemmer
85
Popularitet
#214,931
Vurdering
3.2
Anmeldelser
7
ISBN
19
Sprog
1

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