Title: Where The Stars Rise
Editor: Lucas K Law & Derwin Mak
Genre: Fiction (short stories) / Science Fiction / Fantasy / anthology
First published: 8 October 2017 by Laksa Media Groups
Edition: ARC e-book, courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher
I finally got round to reading this anthology of Asian science fiction and fantasy stories. I was not sure what to expect with a wide variety of authors I was not familiar with, but it was a treat.
First of all, can I just mention how well designed the cover is. It really pulled me in. I know you should not judge a book by its cover, but it can help!
This anthology leans quite heavily towards the science fiction / futuristic side and that is a genre that I am much less familiar with than fantasy. However, I did thoroughly enjoy this collection. The stories were varied both in their content and location. I will not rate every story individually, mainly because this is an anthology and it should be looked at as a whole. As a whole, I feel this is a really strong collection in which the individual stories compliment each other and make them stand stronger as a unit.
Of course, I had my favourites, such as ‘The dataSUltan of Streets and Stars’ by Jeremy Szal, which was based in a future version of Istanbul, and ‘The Bridge of Dangerous Longings’ by Rati Mehrotra, but there were not any I did not like at all.
If you like science fiction especially, you will enjoy this well thought out anthology,
5 out of 7 stars