Hmmm, don't know how I could have missed this one. . .
Needless to say, I was pleased to find out that the San Francisco Book Review had some very nice things to say about Speculative Horizons. Here's an excerpt from Glenn Dallas' review:
The stories featured in Speculative Horizons run the full fantasy spectrum, each handily creating its own evocative world for the reader while highlighting the true depth of the genre’s potential. Whether strolling the suburban landscape or taking us to worlds we’ve never known, fantasy can be found anywhere, and the works of these five authors revel in those possibilities.
Each story packed a lot of impact into a few brief pages, but the final story, “The Death of a Love,” resonated most deeply with me. It’s a dark, thoughtful, and satisfying conclusion to a very engaging collection. Patrick St-Denis has assembled an all-star cast of creative minds here, and here’s hoping he does so again soon.
Well, I wouldn't mind doing it again, that's for sure! =)
If you want to help raise funds for cancer research, or if you are just curious and wish to give the anthology a shot, you can order Speculative Horizons via the Subterranean Press website. Otherwise, if you want to get it at a discount, it's also available on various Amazon sites: Canada, USA, Europe.
You can read an extract from C. S. Friedman's short story here, and one from Hal Duncan's short story here.