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Dark Tomorrows Paperback – September 3, 2011
About the Author
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He is the author of The Paranormals trilogy (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death), the biopunk sf novel Helix, and other works. Fairy Metal Thunder, the first book in his new Songs of Magic series, will be available by October 2011. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, one baby, two dogs, two cats, and assorted attic squirrels. His website is jlbryanbooks.com.
Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota and writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. Her self-published works include the My Blood Approves series, the Trylle Trilogy, Hollowland (the first book in The Hollows series), and Virtue. The Trylle Trilogy has made the USA Today Bestseller list and was recently optioned for film by Media Rights Capital, with screenwriter Terri Tatchell adapting the books for screen. Her new young adult four-book series Watersong will be out from St. Martin's Press in 2012. Visit amandahocking.blogspot.com to learn more.
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Top Customer Reviews
The anthology is grouped into two collections, "The Present" (contemporary settings) and "The Future" (sci-fi or at least futuristic settings).
The only story that didn't really fit was "The Second Coming of Pippykins" by Amanda Hocking. I don't have anything against the story itself, it's just that it didn't seem dark at all to me. Her other contribution, "Of Shoes and Doom," was funny even with a dark ending.
Formatting and editing were good, nothing to complain about.
I'd have paid for this if it wasn't free. I'm not sure why other reviewers are dinging it so hard.
I recommend it.