Greetings travelers. We’re back today to take a trip into the Otherworld, and specifically, we’re going to be taking a look at things through a variety of different lenses. That’s because we’re going to be spending time in J. M. Unrue’s The Festival of Sin: and other tales of fantasy. Read on to learn more about this interesting anthology!
Author J. M. Unrue is a playful storyteller. They like to write fiction that is sometimes framed in with good humor, or in satire, and is largely an intellectual pursuit. So it is in The Festival of Sin: and other tales of fantasy, where Unrue starts things off with a narrator who explains things in witty ways, even when they’re trying to present something that can feel at times overwhelming. There is a level of sci-fi that bleeds through into these tales from time to time as well, showing that Unrue is a fan of speculative fiction in more than just one of its shades. There is a certain level of intelligence to many of Unrue’s characters and the tales they find themselves within, but nothing seems preachy, and the writing isn’t expecting any homework of its readers.
Five stories of fantasy plus a complete novella:
The Festival of Sin
A trio of stories about an ancient astronaut long removed from Earth, the strange worlds and peoples he encounters, and his quest to belong.
The Florentine Mirror
A mirror that holds a deadly secret of long ago, including treachery and tragedy.
The Cabbage Patch
Coma patients discover a strange limbo where they are able to see the world in a new light.
A novella about a man who struggles to come to terms with an extraordinary power, and the magic beneath his fingers.
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