Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #317: Fantastic Hope ed. Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.


From Goodreads:
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy stories edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton and author William McCaskey.

A child’s wish for her father comes true. The end of the world has never been so much fun. Conquering personal demons becomes all too real. It’s not always about winning; sometimes it’s about showing up for the fight. It’s about loving your life’s work, and jobs that make you question everything.

In this anthology, seventeen authors have woven together brand-new stories that speak to the darkness and despair that life brings while reminding us that good deeds, humor, love, sacrifice, dedication, and following our joy can ignite a light that burns so bright the darkness cannot last.

Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey are joined by Kevin J. Anderson, Griffin Barber, Patricia Briggs, Larry Correia, Kacey Ezell, Monalisa Foster, Robert E. Hampson, John G. Hartness, Jonathan Maberry, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Jessica Schlenker, Sharon Shinn, M. C. Sumner, Patrick M. Tracy, and Michael Z. Williamson in this collection.


Fantastic Hope edited by Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey is expected to be published April 7th, 2020 by Berkley.

Why am I waiting on this one? I generally enjoy sci-fi and fantasy short story collections. And I like the particular angle, the positive take, that this one has reminding us that there are things that can "ignite a light that burns so bright the darkness cannot last." There is so much dark dystopian literature that we all could stand a little hope instead.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

13 comments:

  1. This sounds pretty interesting and I'm surprised to see something with Hamilton's name which isn't an Anita Blake novel. I agree, something with hope would be refreshing right?

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    1. It does have an Anita Blake short story in it. And definitely refreshing.

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  2. I enjoyed her Anita Blake series and this sounds like it will be a good one too.

    My CWW

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    1. Thanks. The collection does include a new Anita Blake story. I added your pick to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. Good choice. I've been wanting to read this author and haven't yet. Sounds like a good book.

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  4. I like the sound of this, and I don't read nearly enough anthologies. I do like getting a nice short story once in a while!

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    1. There should be some good ones in this anthology. Patricia Briggs and Laurell K. Hamilton are only two examples of the quality of writing I hope to find inside. Thanks for coming by!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy your picks as well. They are a diverse lot with many good books.

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  6. Usually I don´t read sci-fi or short story collections, don´t know why that is. This one sounds interesting and I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy your pick this week as well. It makes me think of the movie "The Truman Show."

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  7. You're right, this is such a great positive collection of stories. Great find, Laura!

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