Firebirds Soaring

An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction

By November, Sharyn

Publishers Summary:
The Firebird anthology lives up to the quality of the first two volumes, with eighteen short stories and one novella that cover the range of science fiction, fantasy, and entirely believable but odd realistic fiction.

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ISBN
978-0-14240-552-9
Publisher
Firebird Penguin


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2008

Gr 9-Up This anthology, the third volume in the series, contains 19 short stories by some of the top writers in this genre. Nancy Springer opens the volume with a story of a precocious young princess with a gift of discernment who unearths the controlling power of the moon goddess hidden in a golden ring. Nancy Farmer takes readers on a magical train ride into eternity...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

The "speculative fiction" label of this latest Firebirds anthology allows for a variety of interpretations, from straight-up fantasy (Nina Kiriki Hoffman's eerie novella "The Ghosts of Strangers") and science fiction (Kara Dalkey's fascinating "Flatland") to Elizabeth Wein's thrilling, touching, but entirely reality-based tale of a gender-bending World War II pilot who enlists in her dead brother's place. The resulting collection may be ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Innovative narrative construction, explorations of the fuzzy border between fantasy and reality, and an exce...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Firebirds Soaring, a companion to Firebirds and Firebirds Rising, is a substantial compilation of speculative fiction, full of diverse offerings. The pieces range from Nina Kiriki Hoffman's lyrical novella, "The Ghosts of Strangers," which deals with loss through the eyes of a girl who has a special ability to see ghosts, to Laurel Winter's bite-sized and inventive "The Myth of Fenix," an a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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