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Kay T. Holt

Autor(a) de Fat Girl in a Strange Land

34+ Works 181 Membros 44 Críticas

About the Author

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Obras por Kay T. Holt

Fat Girl in a Strange Land (2011) — Editor — 47 exemplares
Winter Well: Speculative Novellas About Older Women (2013) — Editor — 28 exemplares
Resist Fascism (2018) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book One (2013) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book Two (2014) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way (2013) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Crossed Genres Quarterly 4 (2011) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Crossed Genres Quarterly 3 (2011) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Crossed Genres Year Two (2010) 2 exemplares
Crossed Genres Magazine Issue 23: School — Editor — 1 exemplar
Crossed Genres Issue 6: Western (2009) — Editor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Designer da capa, algumas edições216 exemplares
Rigor Amortis (2010) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Space Tramps (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Crossed Genres Issue 19: Gadgets & Artifacts (2010) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum




My favorite was the third story. Best story with an autistic protagonist I've ever read, to be honest.
dreamweaversunited | 9 outras críticas | Apr 27, 2020 |
Resist Fascism edited by Bart R. Leib and Kay T. Holt is a mini-anthology of stories about exactly what the title advertises. I backed it on Kickstarter because a friend who's in it (Rivqa Rafael) drew my attention to it. It made for an interesting read.

These stories were all good reads and, as usual, I've written some notes about each one at the end of this review. Taken as a whole, this anthology definitely delivered on what it promised. I enjoyed most of the stories individually, but I did find that overall there was a very strong US-ian vibe and maybe more small rebellions than I would have preferred. My favourite stories were "Ask Me About My Book Club" by M. Michelle Bardon, which was fun to read as well as being powerful and "Meg's Last Bout of Genetic Smuggling" by Santiago Belluco which wasn't without its flaws, but backed a powerful punch. Also, I can't not mention "Pelecanimimus and the Battle for Mosquito Ridge" by Izzy Wasserstein for being so different from the rest, and also containing dinosaurs.

Overall, I recommend this short anthology to anyone that finds the theme appealing. Aside from the Americanism mentioned above, I didn't find the stories repetitive and, unexpectedly, read the whole anthology through, without reading other stories in between.


To Rain Upon One City by Rivqa Rafael — A story set in a future on another world, where the poor aren’t even allowed fresh water that rains outside, but must drink recycled water as they barely scrape by. The main character, despite her youth, spends most of her time looking after her mother. I liked this story and I thought the martial arts aspect was a nice distinguishing touch.

3.4 oz by R.K. Kalaw — A story set in a dystopian world where airport security scanners check for emotions as well as liquids etc. To seem as compliant and unthreatening as possible, put protagonist must use magic to hide emotions. It’s also a story about family, love, and risk.

In the Background by Barbara Krasnoff — A story of small resistance in a world where rights have been eroded away. I liked it, although it leaves a lot unsaid.

The Seventh Street Matriarchy by Marie Vibbert — This story is about a housing estate and the new case worker who notices something odd when she’s assigned there. The story is about resisting corruption as much as actual fascism, but, either way, I liked it.

We Speak in Tongues of Flame by J L George — This story was rather more fantastical than lose of those that went before it. It has clear fantasy elements and a less obvious context. It’s definitely about resisting, though.

Meet Me at State Sponsored Movie Night by Tiffany E. Wilson — Young women briefly hijack the state-sponsored movie night to show some old cartoons instead of propaganda. It was a very minor form of resistance do while the story was clearly building up to something more off the page, I didn’t enjoy this story as much as some of the others. It felt like a very American take on the problem. (Also, if they have frequent blackouts, why not go back to cheap analogue watches instead of wasting precious smartphone battery just to check the time?)

Ask Me About My Book Club by M. Michelle Bardon — This is probably my favourite story in this anthology so far. After literal dragons take over the US government, a book club of witches form a resistance, posting coded photos of their brunch online while discussing books. I kind of guessed part of the ending, but it was still a very solid story. Recommended for fans of Tansy Rayner Roberts.

Pelecanimimus and the Battle for Mosquito Ridge by Izzy Wasserstein — Quite a different tone for this one. An epistolary story set during World War II in which a solder writing to his sweetheart back home talks about fighting fascists and also discovering and befriending some dinosaurs in Spain (they sounded like velociraptor to me). A welcome change of pace in this collection.

Meg's Last Bout of Genetic Smuggling by Santiago Belluco — This was a really solid story and a good way to end the anthology. It’s about a girl from Mars smuggling culture and information to Texas/Earth, where such things are banned. It took an interesting angle, sociologically as well as scientifically, and the ending packed a powerful punch. My only quibble was with the small issues that arose from the male author writing the female protagonist and getting a few details off. Disappointing but it wasn’t enough to ruin the story for me.

4.5 / 5 stars

You can read more of my reviews on my blog.
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Tsana | Dec 19, 2018 |
I bought this ebook because I wanted to read stories about older women. I wanted stories that deal with the aging process and the way society treats older women. For the most part, I didn't get that. It isn't enough to tell me your character is older unless you show me, too.

The stand-out story, for me, was "This Other World." It was very much about aging and changing, and the ways our bodies and minds do both.

Like most things published by Crossed Genres, the stories are populated by a variety of diverse characters. That's something I very much enjoy. I enjoyed all four stories in this book, to varying degrees, but would have rated it higher had it given me more of what it advertised. Still, I'm glad I read it.… (mais)
tldegray | 9 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2018 |
I would have rated this book higher but the collection was uneven, with a few of the stories being excellent and many being not very good at all. Some of the not very good stories were that way because I didn't think they were fat-positive, as I thought this anthology was supposed to be, and some stories didn't seem to be about fat girls at all.

La Gorda & the City of Silver by Sabrina Vourvoulias was my absolute favorite story. It was powerful and uplifting and left me smiling, both because of who La Gorda was and because her loved ones saw her just as she saw herself.

Lift by Pete "Patch" Alberti was my other favorite. This one just felt good. It's one of those stories where it's okay to be who you are, whether you're super smart, or fat, or a girl, or like pink glitter. You can do what you want and be happy doing it.

Nemesis by Nicole Prestin was also good. I liked the way the superhero simply ignored all discussion about her weight and appearance--and spandex--once she'd had the initial conversation. She was not at all interested in anything but doing her job and that was great.
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tldegray | 16 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2018 |



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