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Robots vs fairies

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 5 copies
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Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome--robots or fairies?

Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!

People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.

On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E , from Philip K. Dick to Terminator . On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time . Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time?

There can only be one...or can there?

Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more, Robots vs. Fairies will take you on a glitterbombed journey of a techno-fantasy mash-up across genres.
Introduction / by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
Build me a wonderland / by Seanan McGuire
Quality time / by Ken Liu
Murmured under the moon / by Tim Pratt
The blue fairy's manifesto / by Annalee Newitz
Bread and milk and salt / by Sarah Gailey
Ironheart / by Jonathan Maberry
Just another love song / by Kat Howard
Sound and fury / by Mary Robinette Kowal
The bookcase expedition / by Jeffrey Ford
Work shadow/shadow work / by Madeline Ashby
Second to the left, and straight on / by Jim C. Hines
The buried giant / by Lavie Tidhar
Robots experience objects left behind from the era of humans for the first time / by John Scalzi
Ostentation of peacocks / by Delilah S. Dawson
All the time we've left to spend / by Alyssa Wong
Adriftica / by Maria Dahvana Headley
To a cloven pine / by Max Gladstone
A fall counts anywhere / by Catherynne M. Valente.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Will our future overlords be magical or mechanical? These 18 imaginative authors seek to answer this tantalizing question by cleverly pitting stunning and terrifying robots against ethereal and ferocious fairies. Each tale has its own unexpected twist, and readers will cheerfully switch allegiances throughout these epic battles as science shows its mysterious side, and magic becomes logical. Build Me a Wonderland, by Seanan McGuire, humorously brings immortal fairies into conflict with amusement-park marketing ploys; Jonathan Maberry's Ironheart explores both the horror and amazement of human-cyborg transplants; and Ostentation of Peacocks, by Delilah S. Dawson, catapults fey magic into a Wild West gamble for dark survival. The stories range from hilarious to spine-tingling, and each one has its own enchanting qualities. The authors portray the future as either a supernatural or technological wonder but still filled with very human desires, hopes, and failings. This is a cinematic and well-paced collection and will please both science-fiction and fantasy readers with its variety. Team Robot or Team Fairy? Definitely both.--McCammond-Watts, Heather Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Distinguished authors take sides in battles between robots and fairies by crafting serious (and seriously weird) reflections on whether magical or mechanical might would prove the stronger. In "Build Me a Wonderland," Seanan McGuire envisions a Disney-styled playland where fae folk infiltrate and eliminate animatronic illusions to make a place where they can survive the coming climate apocalypse. Ken Liu creatively takes on big cities, rats, and unforeseen consequences in "Quality Time." Madeline Ashby's "Work Shadow/Shadow Work" is a poignant take on dealing with elders' need for assistance as they become forgetful. Sarah Gailey's "Bread and Milk and Salt" is a horrific rumination on the true natures of robots, fairies, and humans. Editors Parisien and Wolfe (The Starlit Wood) have cannily chosen a variety of stories that offer individual, distinctive insights into both living machines and magical creatures, along with glimpses of how humans might react to their face-off. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Robots -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher London :2018
Contributors Parisien, Dominik, editor.
Wolfe, Navah, editor.
Language English
Description 373 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781481462358
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