Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders
"Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction" series
Lucas K. Law, editor
Lucas K. Law is Malaysian-born freelance editor and published author who divides his time and heart between Calgary and Qualicum Beach. With Susan Forest, he co-edits Aurora Award-winning Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, and Shades Within Us. Lucas is the co-editor of Where the Stars Rise with Derwin Mak. He has been a jury member for a number of fiction competitions including Nebula, RITA and Golden Heart Awards. When he isn’t editing, writing, or reading, he is a corporate and non-profit organization consultant in business planning and development.
Susan Forest, editor
Susan Forest is a three-time Prix Aurora Award finalist for short fiction and a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her novel (Bursts of Fire), the first in a seven-volume epic fantasy series, the Addicted to Heaven Saga, will be out in 2019 from Laksa Media, followed by Flights of Marigolds. Her collection of short fiction, Immunity to Strange Tales, was published by Five Rivers Publishing. She has published over 25 short stories which have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and OnSPEC Magazine, among others. Susan has co-edited three anthologies (Aurora Award-winning Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Shades Within Us) on social issue-related themes with Lucas K. Law. Susan is the Past Secretary for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
- . . . "Shades Within Us" is a timely collection that invites us to ask whether we still do (or still should) live in a space of national borders and national definitions of identity. It invites us to use our speculative imagination to think through new ways of understanding selfhood in relation to the borders, boxes, and categories that are placed around us. - Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada Link to review
- . . . the collection explores some of the most divisive issues of the present through the guise of different times, dimensions, and characters [...] with content that is often unexpected, frequently harrowing, and always thought-provoking . Political and daring, this collection adds to the future imagined by Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, and Aldous Huxley. - Foreword Reviews Link to review
- Shortlisted, 2019 Alberta Book Awards, Speculative Fiction
Rights Holder: Laksa Media Groups Inc.
rights available: World
number of pages: 408
publication date: 09/08/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book
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