September 2nd, 2010


Intriguing stories about aliens, spiders, and more

Browsing the Anthology Builder blog tonight, I came across these stories that I'd like to read:

Sue Burke’s Spiders:
A man and his son explore the xenobiology of their home planet, and nothing is what it appears to be.

Tim McDaniel’s Teacher’s Lounge:
Life is tough for an English as a Second Language teacher, particularly when half your students are aliens who appear to be plotting a hostile takeover.

I found Alvaro’s New Life by Sue Burke particularly touching, and it’s hard to get me to say that about an apocalypse story. I particularly like the way Burke takes a generally accepted truth — Smoking can be hazardous to your health — as the basis for a speculative conceit.

Here's the Anthology Builder blog link to look for yourself:

Here's the link for the Anthology Builder website:
AnthologyBuilder: Custom Anthologies for $14.95

And here's the link to my story collection, Aliens, Animals, and Adventure available there:
AnthologyBuilder: Aliens, Animals, and Adventure by Joy V. Smith