Friday, April 1, 2016

A = Anthology

A is for Anthology

Mid 17th century: via French or medieval Latin from Greek anthologia, from anthos 'flower' + -logia 'collection' (from legein 'gather'). In Greek, the word originally denoted a collection of the ‘flowers’ of verse, i.e. small choice poems or epigrams, by various authors.

Parallels: Felix Was Here is a collection of short stories of the genre 
speculative fiction. L. G. Keltner did a beautiful job of explaining 
speculative fiction HERE!

Today we're sharing titles, taglines, and a little about each story (if you click the links) but each day of the challenge one of the authors will share a bit more!





Utopia isn’t meant for everyone.
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We think no one is watching, but what if they are?
Meet the Mirror People.
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In a world of unregulated drug trials, sometimes the side-effects are viral.
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In 2001, the Curse of Tippecanoe strikes again.
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Save his world or save her own.
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Salvation awaits in the New World but only if you meet the requirements.
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     Sometimes the best things in life are the things you never had.
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The connection is everything.
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     The ruins of New York City might not be as deserted as they seem.
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     A teen experiences thrills and chills in a virtual reality internet.
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To learn more about the author click the name.


To learn more about the author's story click the title!



ALSO

ANNOUNCING

A 

GIVE-A-WAY

10 COPIES

OF



AT THE END OF THE

A TO Z CHALLENGE


EVERY COMMENT MEANS

ONE ENTRY!



35 comments:

  1. I'm honored to be in an anthology with so many great writers!

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    1. I honored to be in an anthology with you! You rock the sci fi writing world, Laura, truly!

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  2. Well, I clicked on an author and a title! LOL I am not sure if I am doing this correctly but hey, I am game to keep going you have me interested!

    Best Wishes,
    Annette

    My A2Z: http://nananettie1969.com/a-to-z-challenge-2016
    Follow Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nananettie1969

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    1. Hi Nananettie, looks like you're doing just fine. So nice to meet you!

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    2. My sisters name is Annette! Mary Annette! :)

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  3. An interesting start to the A to Z Challenge featuring such wonderful authors.

    Mason
    Ninja Minion

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    1. Hi, Mason, thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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  4. A collection of flowers of verse - I didn't know that!

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    1. Cool huh. Hi, Alex. Have a great day!

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  5. I'm so excited about this anthology! Here we go A to Z!

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    1. Hi, Sylvia!
      So much to do, comments to make, and blog to visit! Have fun!

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  6. Those sounds like intriguing stories - looks like a great anthology. Good luck with the launch.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thanks, Natasha, they are all great reads. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Oh, fun! I had no idea that's what anthology meant. I've always heard "ology" as "study of" but the ideas are related, so I can see that. It probably actually means more "body of" which goes with both collection and study. Anth, though, would have stumped me entirely.

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    1. So cool, I shared something informative. :) Thanks, Hart!

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  8. This sounds like an anthology that I will invest in even though I am not reader of the speculative fiction genre.
    All the best for the challenge.
    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. You'll be surprised at everything that makes up Speculative fiction. :) Hi, Pat, so glad you stopped by!

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  9. Now I can't wait to read them all again. Great tag lines.
    Susan Says


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    1. Thanks, Susan, all great stories, even mine. LOL

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  10. This anthology sounds very intriguing! I'll be sure to check it out! :D

    Clare Dugmore from Clare Dugmore Writes.

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    1. You'll find it very entertaining! The stories are amazing! Very talented writers. Thanks, Clare, for visiting all three blogs, you rock!

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  11. The taglines certainly sound fab! I didn't know the etymology - flowers of verse, how cool is that?

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Hi, Nila, thanks for visiting all three, blogs. So cool! Yes, I was surprised to by the meaning!

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  12. Speculative fiction is the best! I like how it allows writers to take things to logical extremes.

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    1. Hi Wendy, it does, and so many different types of stories. Love it, too!

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  13. What a lovely meaning - flowers of verse.
    Every day, I learn something new.
    I'm looking forward to reading the stories again.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. That's what so much fun about the A to Z. So much to learn. Love it. Hi, Michelle!

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  14. Fascinating! I've wanted this collection for a while and now I have even more reasons to want it! I will be checking out each author! Thanks, Yolanda :)
    Have a great weekend!
    Lori

    My A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written
    Follow Me (Ravyne) Twitter|Facebook

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    1. Hi Ravyne, You'll enjoy each story! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Good way of developing interest in future posts.
    2 April - Bollywood Hindi Hit Film NRUTube Video Theater
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    1. Narayana, we hope you'll come back to learn more. :)

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  16. You should all be very proud. They're a wonderful collection of stories.

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    1. Thanks, Joylene, we are all thilled!

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