My Little Pocketbooks: Waiting on Wednesday: Unexpected Stories   

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Unexpected Stories

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
I'm back again with another WoW post.  
And I have no idea why I am hooked on doing this meme.  It was by sheer accident that I found out about this book that just came out.  

This week's "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publisher:  Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Unexpected Stories

Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time masters
The novella “A Necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others.” Tahneh’s father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer—and living the rest of her life alone.
The second story in this volume, “Childfinder,” was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous Visions™. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price.

Editorial Reviews
“These riveting additions to Butler’s oeuvre are superb examples of her craft and will be welcomed by Butler fans and scholars alike.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

What book are you looking forward to?

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