Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders by Seanan McGuireShades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders by Seanan McGuire

Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders

bySeanan McGuireEditorSusan Forest, Lucas K. Law

Paperback | September 8, 2018

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Recommended by Booklist, Library Journal, and Foreword Reviews.

Journey with twenty-one speculative fiction authors through the fractured borders of human migration to examine the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who choose or are forced to leave home and familiar places.

WHO ARE THE SHADES WITHIN US?

An American father shields his son from Irish discrimination. A Chinese foreign student wrestles to safeguard her family at the expense of her soul. A college graduate is displaced by technology. A Nigerian high school student chooses between revenge and redemption. A bureaucrat parses the mystery of Taiwanese time travellers. A defeated alien struggles to assimilate into human culture. A Czechoslovakian actress confronts the German WWII invasion. A child crosses an invisible border wall. And many more.

Stories that transcend borders, generations, and cultures. Each is a glimpse into our human need in face of change: to hold fast to home, to tradition, to family; and yet to reach out, to strive for a better life.

Featuring Original Stories by Vanessa Cardui, Elsie Chapman, Kate Heartfield, S.L. Huang, Tyler Keevil, Matthew Kressel, Rich Larson, Tonya Liburd, Karin Lowachee, Seanan McGuire, Brent Nichols, Julie Nováková, Heather Osborne, Sarah Raughley, Alex Shvartsman, Amanda Sun, Jeremy Szal, Hayden Trenholm, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, Christie Yant & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.

Introduction by Eric Choi and Gillian Clinton

Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

The anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise, Shades Within Us) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.

Praise for Shades Within Us

"Addresses issues surrounding migration and borders at a very poignant moment in history . . . despite being speculative, many of these stories read like they were ripped from present-day headlines . . . this collection do a great job of asking readers not only to reflect on their own lives but also to consider the lives of others." —Booklist

“An engaging collection of poignant travel through time and space. Highly recommended for its breadth of stories that look at having to leave home-or discover it.” —Library Journal

“An intriguing addition to short story collections.” —School Library Journal

"With each story, the authors expand their settings and reality into a universe of broader potential to make sense of the tensions that plague the twenty-first century. Even as they represent foreign existences, the problems remain the same—family, love, belonging, identity, survival . . . take a fresh approach to their subjects and conjure terrifying futures brought on by climate change, greed, and corruption of power. Political and daring, this collection adds to the future imagined by Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, and Aldous Huxley." —Foreword Reviews

"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." —Speculating Canada (Derek Newman-Stille)

Seanan McGuire is a Campbell, Hugo, Nebula and Locus Award winning author of the Wayward Children series, the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, and horror movies, and sufficient...
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Title:Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured BordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.91 inPublished:September 8, 2018Publisher:Laksa Media Groups Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1988140056

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lucas K. Law; Introduction by Eric Choi and Gillian Clinton; Porque el girasol se llama el girasol by Rich Larson; Inkskinned by Jeremy Szal; Defender of Mogadun by Alex Shvartsman; Gilbert Tong’s Life List by Kate Heartfield; The Marsh of Camarina by Matthew Kressel; Invasio by Karin Lowachee; Habitat by Christie Yant; The Travellers by Amanda Sun; Critical Mass by Liz Westbrook-Trenholm; Screen in Silver, Love in Colour, Mirror in Black-and-White by Julie Nekola Nováková; How My Life Will End by Vanessa Cardui; From the Shoals of Broken Cities by Heather Osborne; In a Bar by the Ocean, the World Waits by Hayden Trenholm; Imago by Elsie Chapman; Shades of Void by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro; Superfreak by Tonya Liburd; The Vagabond of Trudeau High by Sarah Raughley; The Swordmaster of Ravenpeak by Brent Nichols; Remember the Green by Seanan McGuire; Devouring Tongues by S.L. Huang; Voices by Tyler Keevil; Afterword by Susan Forest; Acknowledgements; About The Contributors; About The Editors; Copyright Acknowledgements; Appendix: Mental Health Resources & Anti-Discrimination Resources

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Praise for Shades Within Us". . . addresses issues surrounding migration and borders at a very poignant moment in history . . . despite being speculative, many of these stories read like they were ripped from present-day headlines . . . this collection do a great job of asking readers not only to reflect on their own lives but also to consider the lives of others." —Booklist“An engaging collection of poignant travel through time and space. Highly recommended for its breadth of stories that look at having to leave home-or discover it.” —Library Journal“An intriguing addition to short story collections.” —School Library Journal"With each story, the authors expand their settings and reality into a universe of broader potential to make sense of the tensions that plague the twenty-first century. Even as they represent foreign existences, the problems remain the same—family, love, belonging, identity, survival . . . take a fresh approach to their subjects and conjure terrifying futures brought on by climate change, greed, and corruption of power. Political and daring, this collection adds to the future imagined by Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, and Aldous Huxley." —Foreword Reviews ". . . 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." —Speculating Canada (Derek Newman-Stille)The anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise, Shades Within Us) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.