Pen-Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology

by Various | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 098478702X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/30/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
I got this softcover from a local Savers thrift shop. It's an anthology by participants in the Ultimate SF Writers Workshop in Cambridge MA, and has a great variety of very good stories. Among my favorites:

"In the Shadow of Dyrhólaey" by KJ Kabza is set at an actual location in Iceland: a rock formation near the shore that is said to be a troll ship turned to stone. In the story, a curious sculptor wants to land on the formation and use his skills to remove the encrusting rock and make the ship and its trolls visible - despite terrified warnings from his friend that this would set them free...

"Love and the Giant Squid" by Julia Rios: a giant squid, ready to mate, is fascinated by humans, not least because of an e-book reader she found on a diver (um, she regrets what happens to the divers when they see her and panic) and which contains Moby Dick. [Since the sperm whale is the mortal foe of the giant squid, she's very much in favor of the humans' war against the whales.] And there's a human woman haunted by her father, and with the ability to hear the squid's thoughts... Yeah, it's a surreal kind of story, but quite fascinating.

LJ Cohen's touching "Diversity," about interplanetary diplomatic relations - and what they might cost.

There are tales of imaginary childhood friends with lives of their own, of a predatory and immortal mother, of an herbalist and healer coping with age and on passing on the knowledge, and more!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (5/4/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this to the Otherworldly bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Taken out of the Otherworldly box.

Journal Entry 4 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, July 02, 2018
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I hoped. :(

Journal Entry 5 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (12/26/2018 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Put into the Anthology Assortment bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Taking this from the Anthology Assortment bookbox .

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