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Fiction River: Hex in the City

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fiction River: Hex in the City (2013) edited by Kerrie L. Hughes

Hex-in-the-City“King of the Kingless” by Jay Lake
“Speechless in Seattle” by Lisa Sliverthorne
“Thy Neighbor” by Nancy Holder
“Somebody Else’s Problem” by Annie Bellet
“A Thing Immortal as Itself” by Lee Allred
“Geriatric Magic” by Stephanie Writt
“Red as Snow” by Seanan McGuire
“Music’s Price” by Anthea Sharp
“The Sound of My Own Voice” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The 13th Floor Problem” by Dean Wesley Smith
“Dead Men Walking” by Annie Reed
“One Good Deed” by Jeanne C. Stein
“Fox and Hound” by Leah Cutter
“The Scottish Play” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

This is another anthology I realized I wasn’t ever going to read all the stories in, so here is a review of the stories I did read.

“Red As Snow” by Seanan McGuire

This story is set in her InCryptid world, and features two characters from the first books, Istas and Ryan.

I was not the firstborn female of my litter, but the dead are not the family of the living.

I like Istas because she is so very foreign and strange–much like one would expect a Waheela would be. Her thoughts are not ours, and although she likes humanity, she is not human.

“Fox and Hound” by Leah Cutter

Ages and ages ago I read Leah Cutter’s book Paper Mage and loved it. Then, for some reason, never ended up buying anything else by her (probably because it wasn’t anything I could find locally).

Now that I’ve read this, I really don’t know why I haven’t sought out more books by her.

Gou is a rickshaw driver in Hong Kong, and when he picks up a very unusual customer, he doesn’t accept things as they are.
Rating: 9/10 (based only upon the two stories I read)

Published by WMG Publishing, Inc.

Categories: 9/10, Anthology, Fantasy, Female, Mystery, Supernatural


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