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:
Amazing Stories Magazine published a thoughtful review of Futuredaze 2: Reprise. What makes this review so interesting is the reviewer’s additional commentary on young adult fiction within the speculative fiction genre, which he weaves into his review of the anthology as a whole. It was rewarding to see that Futuredaze 2: Reprise generated such a thoughtful review that addressed more than just the stories he was reading. Thank you Amazing Stories Magazine!
Here is a short excerpt from the review:
“The congruity between the two categories [adult and young adult] would suggest that books designated as “young adult” should be reviewed with the same criteria as books for adults. FutureDaze2: Reprise, an anthology of young adult science fiction edited by Erin Underwood and Nancy Holder validates this approach: it’s great reading no matter what age group the reader belongs to.” — Amazing Stories Magazine, Ira Nayman
“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.” — RT Reviews, James Davis Nicoll
I’m really excited to share the cover for Futuredaze 2: Reprise, which will be available from Underwords Press in August 2014 . . . just in time to add to your end-of-summer reading list. This has been such a fun book to put together, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Futuredaze 2: Reprise is a reprint anthology that features young adult science fiction from today’s top authors, co-edited by Erin Underwood and New York Times bestselling YA fiction writer Nancy Holder.
The contributing authors include (listed in alphabetical order):
N. K. Jemisin
James Patrick Kelly
Futuredaze 2: Reprise will be available from Underwords Press in August 2014. Please direct questions, interview requests, and book review requests to Erin Underwood.
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