Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories
Cover by Amanda Rainey
Ebook conversion by Charles Tan
Published August 2014 (UK/US) and October 2014
Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life.
Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices:
Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E.C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal El-Mohtar, Jim C. Hines, Faith Mudge, John Chu, Alena McNamara, Tim Susman, Gabriela Lee, Dirk Flinthart, Holly Kench, Sean Eads, and Shveta Thakrar
Read Kaleidoscope stories for free online
"Walkdog" by Sofia Samatar, reprinted at Weightless Books.
"The Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon" by Ken Liu, reprinted at Tor.com
An interview with Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein - by Niall Harrison at Strange Horizons.
“This anthology is perfect for teens who are interested in science fiction and fantasy — but who don't want just stories about white, straight, able-bodied rich kids and their vampire problems.” - NPR
“This anthology is truly kaleidoscopic and absolutely recommended.” - Kirkus
“Young men from all backgrounds will find something that speaks to them in the pages of this important, amazing collection, although I'd wager that young men who aren't white and straight will draw even more strength and power from its marvelous stories. Highly Recommended.” - Guys Lit Wire
“Perhaps the best part about this Kaleidoscope is how genuinely entertaining these stories are. Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios did an excellent job of curating this anthology. There are dystopian societies, time-travelling, parallel universes, superheroes, mythology tie-ins, aliens, and more. Chances are, if you’re at all interested in SFF, you’ll find a story in here that you’ll love.” - Rich in Colour
“… if you’re interested in an introduction to diverse YA and how it can be done, this is a great place to start, given the range of stories and settings that offer up so many different ways to see how it’s done, and how it could be.” - this ain't livin'
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What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgender animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories!