Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

The Book of Witches: A spellbinding short…
A carregar...

The Book of Witches: A spellbinding short story collection for 2023 (edição 2023)

por Jonathan Strahan (Editor), Alyssa Winans (Ilustrador)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaDiscussões
541473,410 (2.5)Nenhum(a)
With a breathtaking array of original stories from around the world, P. Djeli Clark, Amal El Mohtar, Garth Nix, Darcie Little Badger, Sheree Renre Thomas, and two dozen other fantasy and science fiction geniuses bring a new and exciting twist to one of the most beloved figures in fiction, witches, in never-before-seen works written exclusively for The Book of Witches, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and illustrated by award-nominated artist Alyssa Winans.… (mais)
Membro:justgeekingby
Título:The Book of Witches: A spellbinding short story collection for 2023
Autores:Jonathan Strahan (Editor)
Outros autores:Alyssa Winans (Ilustrador)
Informação:HarperVoyager (2023), 512 pages
Coleções:Read
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Informação Sobre a Obra

The Book of Witches: An Anthology por Jonathan Strahan (Editor)

A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

Originally posted on Just Geeking by.

Content warnings:
This book contains scenes of death, blood, and violence.

Content warnings for specific stories are as follows:

‘What I Remember of Oresha Moon Dragon Devshrata’ by P. Djèlí Clark – Betrayal, prejudice, ignorance, rumours, and lies.

‘Catechism for Those Who Would Find Witches’ by Kathleen Jennings – Misogyny.

‘The Luck Thief’ by Tade Thompson – Brief reference to children being stalked due to custody battles going wrong, and discussion of physical abuse.

‘Good Spells’ by Ken Liu – Corporate greed, dehumanisation of workers, alienation.

‘The Witch Is Not the Monster’ by Alaya Dawn Johnson – Racism, prejudice, child abuse.

‘Met Swallow’ by Cassandra Khaw – Domestic abuse (physical).

‘The Nine Jars of Nukulu’ by Tobi Ogundiran – Forced amputation of a child’s hands by a parent for ritual magic, genocide, brutal deaths.

‘In a Cabin, In a Wood’ by Kelly Robson – Death of a parent, discussion of death.

‘What Dreams May Come’ by C. L. Clark – Prejudice, Transphobia,

‘She Who Makes the Rain’ by Millie Ho (Poem) – Reference to memory loss.

‘As Wayward Sisters’ by Hand in Hand, Indrapramit Das – Drug use, sexual abuse, racism.

‘Orphanage of the Last Breath’ by Saad Z. Hossain – Child abuse (physical), child death, mutilation, police corruption.

‘So Spake the Mirrorwitch’ by Premee Mohamed – Ignorance, prejudice, religious zealotry.

‘Just a Nudge’ by Maureen McHugh – End of life care, discussion of a day working in the ICU hospital, homophobia, ableism, hostile neighbour, threatening behaviour.

‘Her Ravenous Waters’ by Andrea Stewart – Domestic abuse (physical), gaslighting, betrayal.

‘Déjà Vue’ by Tochi Onyebuchi – Mention of infant death, woman is burned alive as a witch, prejudice, child abandonment.

‘BOTANICA: A Song in Four Movements’ by Sheree Renée Thomas (Poem)

‘Through the Woods, Due West’ by Angela Slatter – War, reference to experimentation.

‘Nameless Here for Evermore’ by Fonda Lee – Prejudice, religious zealotry, suicide.

‘Mask of the Nautilus’ by Sheree Renée Thomas – Discussion of generation racism.

‘Night Riding’ by Usman T. Malik – Body horror, medical trauma, hospital scenes, ableism, medical model of disability, sexual assault (off page),

‘Witchfires’ by E. Lily Yu – Misogyny, prejudice, pack mentality, women burned alive as witches.

‘The Academy of Oracular Magic’ by Miyuki Jane Pinckard – Prejudice, transphobia.

‘The Cost of Doing Business’ by Emily Y. Teng – Body horror, workplace accidents.

‘John Hollowback and the Witch’ by Amal El-Mohtar – Domestic abuse (emotional, manipulation), gaslighting, homophobia.


An anthology titled The Book of Witches, of course, caught my attention, and with such a showcase of writing talent on offer I had to check this one out. There are twenty-five stories and four poems in The Book of Witches, and I enjoyed the wide variety of subjects covered under the umbrella term of “witches”. It is always interesting to see how each writer interprets the theme of an anthology, and The Book of Witches is a splendid example of creativity. The range of settings and genres means that this is an anthology that truly does offer something for everything. From the traditional urban fantasy and paranormal themed stories, to tales of necromancers, vengeful spirits, techno-witches and dream magic.

My favourites from the anthology are ‘What I Remember of Oresha Moon Dragon Devshrata’ by P. Djèlí Clark, ‘The Luck Thief’ by Tade Thompson, ‘The Witch Is Not the Monster’ by Alaya Dawn Johnson, ‘Met Swallow’ by Cassandra Khaw, ‘The Nine Jars of Nukulu’ by Tobi Ogundiran, ‘What Dreams May Come’ by C. L. Clark, ‘The Unexpected Excursion of the Murder Mystery Writing Witches’ by Garth Nix, ‘So Spake the Mirrorwitch’ by Premee Mohamed’, ‘Her Ravenous Waters’ by Andrea Stewart, ‘Through the Woods, Due West’ by Angela Slatter, ‘Witchfires’ by E. Lily Yu and ‘The Cost of Doing Business’ by Emily Y. Teng.

Some of these are by authors that I’ve read multiple times and know to deliver sensational short stories, such as Cassandra Khaw and Angela Slatter. While others are on my reading list (C. L. Clark and Andrea Stewart) and confirmed everything that I’ve heard about their writing. The other authors I’ve not read before, but will certainly be checking out now!

The Book of Witches begins with a well researched introduction by editor Jonathan Strahan. It’s an interesting read, however as a disabled reader I was extremely disappointed to see only BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers named when he mentioned diversity. This is such an ignorant perspective, and having it printed in an anthology published by a major publisher is rather upsetting. Despite this comment in the introduction, there is disability representation in The Book of Witches, most notably the excellent ‘Just a Nudge’ by Maureen McHugh and the brilliant ‘Night Riding’ by Usman T. Malik (please do check the content warnings for this one though as it is a very dark tale).

On a final note, I was disappointed by the illustrations. I didn’t feel that they were of particularly good quality nor did they add anything to the stories they accompanied.

Full list of stories and poems:

‘Seed of Power’ by Linda D. Addison (Poem)

‘What I Remember of Oresha Moon Dragon Devshrata’ by P. Djèlí Clark

‘Catechism for Those Who Would Find Witches’ by Kathleen Jennings

‘The Luck Thief’ by Tade Thompson

‘Good Spells’ by Ken Liu

‘The Liar’ by Darcie Little Badger

‘Escape Artists’ by Andrea Hairston (Poem)

‘The Witch Is Not the Monster’ by Alaya Dawn Johnson

‘Met Swallow’ by Cassandra Khaw

‘The Nine Jars of Nukulu’ by Tobi Ogundiran

‘In a Cabin’ by In a Wood by Kelly Robson

‘What Dreams May Come’ by C. L. Clark

‘She Who Makes the Rain’ by Millie Ho (Poem)

‘As Wayward Sisters’ by Hand in Hand, Indrapramit Das

‘Orphanage of the Last Breath’ by Saad Z. Hossain

‘The Unexpected Excursion of the Murder Mystery Writing Witches’ by Garth Nix

‘So Spake the Mirrorwitch’ by Premee Mohamed

‘Just a Nudge’ by Maureen McHugh

‘Her Ravenous Waters’ by Andrea Stewart

‘Déjà Vue’ by Tochi Onyebuchi

‘BOTANICA: A Song in Four Movements’ by Sheree Renée Thomas (Poem)

‘Through the Woods, Due West’ by Angela Slatter

‘Nameless Here for Evermore’ by Fonda Lee

‘Mask of the Nautilus’ by Sheree Renée Thomas

‘Night Riding’ by Usman T. Malik

‘Witchfires’ by E. Lily Yu

‘The Academy of Oracular Magic’ by Miyuki Jane Pinckard

‘The Cost of Doing Business’ by Emily Y. Teng

‘John Hollowback and the Witch’ by Amal El-Mohtar

BLOG | REVIEWS | REVIEW SCHEDULE | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST |
( )
  justgeekingby | Nov 13, 2023 |
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Strahan, JonathanEditorautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Addison, LindaContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Clark, CLContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Clark, P. DjeliContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Das, IndrapramitContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
El Mohtar, AmalContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Hairston, AndreaContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Ho, MillieContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Hossain, SaadContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Jennings, KathleenContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Johnson, Alaya DawnContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Khaw, CassandraContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Lee, FondaContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Little Badger, DarcieContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Liu, KenContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Malik, Usman TContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
McHugh, Maureen FContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Mohamed, PremeeContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Nix, GarthContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Ogundiran, TobiContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Onyebuchi, TochiContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Pinckard, Miyuki JaneContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Robson, KellyContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Slatter, AngelaContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Stewart, AndreaContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Teng, EmilyContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Thomas, Sheree RenéeContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Thompson, TadeContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Yu, E. LilyContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Winans, AlyssaIlustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico
LCC Canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

With a breathtaking array of original stories from around the world, P. Djeli Clark, Amal El Mohtar, Garth Nix, Darcie Little Badger, Sheree Renre Thomas, and two dozen other fantasy and science fiction geniuses bring a new and exciting twist to one of the most beloved figures in fiction, witches, in never-before-seen works written exclusively for The Book of Witches, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and illustrated by award-nominated artist Alyssa Winans.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (2.5)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 202,121,480 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível