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Table of Contents: GENIUS LOCI edited by Jaym Gates


Genius Loci is a new SFF anthology edited by Jaym Gates, and due for publication by Ragnarok. It contains 31 all-new fantasy and science fiction stories from a line up of amazing authors, and cover art by Lisa A. Grabenstetter and Evan M. Jensen. Please visit the anthology’s Kickstarter page for more info and to lend your support (estimated publication is September if it is fully funded)!

About Genius Loci (via Jaym Gates):

The concept of ‘genius loci‘ is indeed an ancient one, found in nearly every human mythology. Guardian spirits. Divine presences. Demonic powers. Ghosts. In GENIUS LOCI, the emphasis is on the locale as much as it is on the spirit inhabiting it.

We have a huge anthology of 31 all-new fantasy and science fiction stories drawing on the rich tradition of place-as-person. Within the pages of GENIUS LOCI, the authors present stories of sentient deserts, beneficent forests, lonely shrubs, and protective planetary spirits.

Here’s the table of contents:

  • “Long Way Down” by Seanan McGuire
  • “The Snow Train” by Ken Liu
  • “Twilight State” by Gemma Files
  • “Santa Cruz” by Andy Duncan
  • “And the Trees Were Happy” by Scott Edelman
  • “Blackthorn” by B. Morris Allen
  • “Ouroboros in Orbit” by J. Daniel Batt
  • “Reef” by K.C. Norton
  • “Scab Land” by Wendy N. Wagner
  • “The Forgetting Field” by Caroline Ratajski
  • “The Town the Forest Ate” by Haralambi Markov
  • “Imperator Noster” by Sonya Taaffe
  • “The Other Shore” by Rebecca Campbell
  • “The South China Sea” by Z.M. Quynh
  • “Iron Feliks” by Anatoly Belilovsky
  • “Forest for the Trees” by Steven S. Long
  • “Drowning Again” by Ken Scholes and Katie Cord
  • “The Grudge” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • “Coaltown” by Heather Clitheroe
  • “In the Water, Underneath” by Damien Angelica Walters
  • “Afterparty” by Chaz Brenchley
  • “The Gramadevi’s Lament” by Sunil Patel
  • “Blue & Grey and Black & Green” by Alethea Kontis
  • “Heartbeat” by Laura Anne Gilman
  • “The City” by Vivienne Pustell
  • “The Crooked Smile Killers” by James Lowder
  • “Threadbare Magician” by Cat Rambo
  • “Well of Tranquility” by Steven H Silver
  • “Beer and Pennies” by Rich Dansky
  • “The Sleck” by Keris McDonald
  • “The Transplant Specialist” by Sarah Goslee
  • “Cactus Flowers and Bone Flutes” by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • Non-fiction introductions by Carrie Sessarego

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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