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The Outcast Hours by Various Authors


Publication Date: February 19th, 2019

Pages: 384

Genre: Short stories/Anthologies (General Fiction, Scifi/Fantasy)

Thank you Netgally, Rebellion Publishing and Solaris Books for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

This is a story who are members of the "outcast hours", the hours under the moon, stars and neon lights. AKA the witching hour. The poets, authors, waiters, gamers, policeman, the lonely and the lovers.

The idea of the "outcasts" of society always intrigues me. There's something fascinating about the creative, the brilliant, the weird and I think this book mostly delivered on this.

It's a bit of a mixed bag. Some stories are amazing, some are pretty weak, but this is to be expected with an anthology. It has diverse characters and the writing is very good. Short stories aren't typically my thing, because I like to really connect to characters and short stories don't typically allow for this. This book I enjoyed a lot more than I expect to though. My favourite story was "A Partial Beginner's Guide to the Lucy Temerlin Home for Broken Shapeshifters". It was a lot of fun!

3.5 wineglasses out of 5. Some stories were 4.5 for me others 2. I'm giving it a 3.5 as an average based off of all the stories.

I recommend this to scifi fans and fans of short stories. If you only read one short story anthology this year, let it be this one!



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