Monday, May 28, 2012
Liz Williams writes stories that fall into a variety of genres at once: science fiction, fantasy, mystery. I read–and fell in love with–her Detective Inspector Chen series, and so buy her anthologies, hoping that means she’ll then be able to write more Chen stories.
This volume is an anthology of her short stories, some set in the same worlds, some not. And as with all her anthology collections, some stories I loved, while others were good, but not my thing.
My problem with her stories is that I generally do not enjoy science fiction, so the more tech there is in a story, the less likely I am to enjoy that story. And these stories from the gamut from fantasy to science fiction to a little bit of everything.
The other problem, it’s hard for me to recommend her stories, since they’re not always easy reading, and they don’t fit into any single category.
That’s not to say I don’t enjoy her stories, because of the most part, I do. But I find them hard to recommend, because they’re difficult to classify.
Of course, for three dollars, it’s most likely worth your time to try this collection to see if you like it.
Published by New Con Press