About the Book:
Futuredaze 2: Reprise: Fifteen of the best and most brilliant young adult science fiction stories, written by the hottest SF and YA authors, are gathered for the first time in one anthology. Wild-west steampunk, true love with the alien next door, a confab with Mr. Darcy’s avatar, musical fluted girls, and Dorothy in alt-China—this is not your mom and dad’s science fiction. Grab a friend and go for launch to worlds of wonder that reveal who we are and what we want to become through our decisions, relationships, and the chances we take on our futures—across all universes!
“Thoughtfully organized to maximize enjoyment, this sci-fi collection introduces YA readers to exciting subgenres and authors.” —Carolyn Bailey, Foreword Reviews, Fall 2014
“Drawing on a diverse selection of the short science fiction of the last 30 years, the authors have created a solid work through which younger readers can explore the world of SF.” —James Davis Nicoll, RT Book Reviews
Featuring stories from Paolo Bacigalupi, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Neil Gaiman, Hugh Howey, Kat Howard, N. K. Jemisin, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Beth Revis, Will Shetterly, Scott Westerfeld, Connie Willis, and Jane Yolen.
Futuredaze: 2 Reprise is now available for purchase online at:
We just received a really great review from Foreword Reviews, which is included in their Fall 2014 issue. Thank you Foreword Reviews!
The entire review is so complementary that I couldn’t just pick one thing to share here. So, I’m including a few different snippets for you to enjoy:
“Thoughtfully organized to maximize enjoyment, this sci-fi collection introduces YA readers to exciting subgenres and authors….Underwood and Holder follow up Futuredaze, their collection of original science-fiction stories and poetry, with this sequel featuring fifteen previously published stories by well-known YA authors like Scott Westerfeld and Cassandra Clare….The editors’ respect for their teen audience is apparent and adds to the appeal of the collection. The previously mentioned stories, like all of the others chosen for this book, incorporate issues of identity, independence, and relationships that are hallmarks of YA literature….At just under 300 pages, the length provides a nice taste of some of the best science-fiction writing for teens without being overwhelmingly long.” — Carolyn Bailey
Underwords Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishingFuturedaze 2: Reprise, a reprint anthology of young adult science fiction written by 15 of today’s top authors, co-edited by Erin Underwood and New York Times bestselling YA fiction writer Nancy Holder. Futuredaze 2: Reprise is scheduled for publication in mid 2014.
Underwords Press is a small press that specifically focuses on science fiction for young adults as well as unique science fiction publications.Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, the original book in the series, was conceived to “challenge the imagination with young adult fiction that includes far-flung futures, dystopian alternate worlds, life among the stars, and a host of startling stories that embrace the idea of ‘What if?’ that has driven the science fiction genre forward for more then a century.” We continue this mission with Futuredaze 2: Reprise.
More publication information and a cover reveal will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is the list of contributing authors (listed in alphabetical order):
N. K. Jemisin
James Patrick Kelly
Please direct questions, interview requests, and book review requests to Erin Underwood.
Praise for Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction:
“Fun for fans familiar with adult sf, and an enticing gateway for those new to the genre.” –Booklist, Lynn Rutan
“Futuredaze is a fantastic choice for YA (and older) readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy.” -–ForeWords Reviews, Leia Menlove
“[Futuredaze] is a great anthology, offering some of the strongest YA fiction I’ve seen in years. There’s something for everyone here, and not just young adults, but the not-so-young adults too.” —Tangent Online, Barbara Melville