Robots vs. Fairies

  • Title: Robots vs. Fairies
  • Author: Dominik Parisien Navah Wolfe Mary Robinette Kowal Ken Liu Jonathan Maberry Seanan McGuire Annalee Newitz Tim Pratt
  • ISBN: 9781481462365
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Robots vs Fairies A unique anthology of all new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age old question Who is awesome robots or fairies Rampagin
    A unique anthology of all new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age old question Who is awesome robots or fairies Rampaging robots Tricksy fairies Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match People love pitting two awesome things against each other Robots vs Fairies is anA unique anthology of all new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age old question Who is awesome robots or fairies Rampaging robots Tricksy fairies Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match People love pitting two awesome things against each other Robots vs Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL E, from Philip K Dick to Terminator On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time There can only be one or can there

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    About Dominik Parisien Navah Wolfe Mary Robinette Kowal Ken Liu Jonathan Maberry Seanan McGuire Annalee Newitz Tim Pratt


    1. Dominik Parisien is an editor, poet, and writer He is the co editor, along with Navah Wolfe, of several anthologies for Saga Press, including The Starlit Wood New Fairy Tales He is also the editor of the first anthology of Canadian steampunk, Clockwork Canada Exile Editions He was an editorial assistant for various anthologies, including The Time Traveler s Almanac Tor , Sisters of the Revolution PM Press , and The Bestiary Centipede Press Dominik s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, Shock Totem, and several anthologies, including Imaginarium 2013 The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, The Playground of Lost Toys, Those Who Make Us Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monsters, and other venues.


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    1. ARC provided by Saga Press in exchange for an honest review.“We knew this day would come. We tried to warn the others. It was obvious either the sharp rate of our technological advancement would lead to the robot singularity claiming lordship over all, or that the fairies would finally grow tired of our reckless destruction of the natural world and take it back from us.”First off, this anthology has the best introduction I’ve ever read in maybe any book ever! It is actual perfection in eve [...]

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    2. Conclusion? Fairies are better.Let me explain. Not to offend our possible future robot overlords, but robots lack the gorgeous imagery or the delightful villainy of fairies. Come on, what's a story without some morally grey leads who delight in their evil nature? But it's not just about the fairies; it's about how my robot vs. fairy preferences reflect the type of stories I enjoy. I prefer my fantasy grounded in truth, grounded in the cores of humanity. I prefer Seanan McGuire's vision of fairie [...]

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    3. When I first picked up Robots vs. Fairies, I almost expected the stories to be about literal wars between the two, so I was very surprised to find that it was actually a collection of alternating stories from authors who had chosen "team robot" or "team fairy". It was such a fun and unique idea, but I found that most of the stories were kinda "meh" for me.→ Build Me a Wonderland by Seanan McGuire - ★★★★★ ←The collection opened on such a strong note, as this was tied with one later [...]

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    4. The mathematically calculated rating is 3.52, but my heart says 4 stars because the anthology was AWESOME!Strong beginning and great variety of different stories! I love the concept of the anthology and that it gave an opportunity for many amazing authors create these amazing stories.My favorites stories are written by Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Tim Pratt, Madeline Ashby, Alyssa Wong and Catherynne M. Valente.Build Me a Wonderland by Seanan McGuire - 4 stars! Great concept: fairies & elf prete [...]

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    5. “We always knew this day would come. We tried to warn the others. It was obvious either the sharp rate of our technological advancement would lead to the robot singularity claiming lordship over all, or that the fairies would finally grow tired of our reckless destruction of the natural world and take it back from us. And so, we have prepared a guide to assist our fellow humans in embracing their inevitable overlords.”This anthology collects 18 stories with each author picking either the rob [...]

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    6. As far as the title and cover goes, this is, without a doubt, the coolest book I've ever read. The content, however, is a mixed bag.These are eighteen stories that I read over the course of four days. Very few of them were good, a lot of them were incredibly confusing and a couple were just about lame. After each story there's an author's note describing whether they are Team Fairy or Team Robot. It's a tie.Yeah, Kaijus are basically several stories tall fairies, okay?BUILD ME A WONDERLAND: 3.5/ [...]

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    7. After The Starlit Wood, I had high expectations for any anthology edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. Thankfully, Robots vs. Fairies lived up to those expectations.In this anthology, authors are asked whether they’re Team Robot or Team Fairy. Each writes a story involving robots or fairies (or occasionally both) and then provides a brief explanation of their choice. Overall, it’s a pretty strong collection of stories, and I enjoyed the combative framing device. It’s probably no sur [...]

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    8. Build Me a Wonderland, by Seanan McGuire: ★★★★Quality Time, by Ken Liu: ★★★Murmured Under the Moon, by Tim Pratt: ★★The Blue Fairy’s Manifesto, by Annalee Newitz: ★★★Bread and Milk and Salt, by Sarah Gailey: ★★★★★Ironheart, by Jonathan Mayberry: ★★Just Another Love Song, by Kat Howard: ★★★.5Sound and Fury, by Mary Robinette Kowal: ★★★The Bookcase Expedition, by Jeffrey Ford: ★★.5Work Shadow/Shadow Work, by Madeline Ashby: ★★★.5Second [...]

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    9. A themed anthology of 18 new stories from a group of fantastic authors, each of whom chooses a side—Team Robots or Team Fairies. Ultimately, it’s a throw down between the science fiction and fantasy genres, using the symbols of robots and fairies, respectively. The introduction greets our robot overlords (unless those tricksy fairies are the ultimate victor) and debuts this collection of stories as evidence of their greatness. Robots vs. Fairies is a magical mashup!I am not the sort of the f [...]

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    10. 3/5Date Reviewed: 23 December 2017This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here.I have never read anthology before, so this is the first time I attempted to read and review one. All I can say it is completely different from what I normally read, but it is always nice to be out of your boundaries every once in a while. I wouldn’t say anthologies are my thing, but I wouldn’t be opposed to them either.When Robots vs. [...]

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    11. I will admit that I have a bias towards fairies when comparing them to robots. I mean. They're fairies. C'mon. The fae. The Seelie court. Goblins and pixies and brownies, oh my! But, I did try to go into this trial with an open mind. And I have to say, the fairies won.The best story in the entire anthology was "Bread and Salt and Milk" by Sarah Gailey. This is the story of one faery's encounter with a young boy, and their reocurring meetings over the year. This is not a Tinkerbell, though Tink g [...]

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    12. Robots vs. Fairies is my first reading disappointment of 2018. I loved Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe’s first anthology, 2016’s The Starlit Wood, so I was very hyped for this one when it was announced. Unfortunately, Robots vs. Fairies is a bit of a sophomore slump for the editing pair, with a theme that feels more questionable the farther one reads into the collection, stories that largely feel a little too written to spec, and not enough that’s new and interesting to recommend it on th [...]

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    13. I have been loving this anthology spree I've been on. If you haven't seen it over the holidays, I've been reviewing anthologies about Asian SFF, caregivers, powerful women, and this stunning anthology to end my spree. If you love robots, OR fairies, you need this anthology. I rarely keep anthologies around to re-read, but this is making a permanent home on my shelf. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.full review: utopia-state-of-mind/re [...]

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    14. I received a Digital Review Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The premise of this anthology is declared in its title. Packed full of work by authors I love, we have short stories and novelette length works by Seanan McGuire, Catherynne Valente, Max Gladstone, Mary Robinette Kowal and many others. Anyone who follows my reviews knows why this anthology, edited by the Hugo, Locus, and Nebula-lauded team of Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien (The Starlit Wood) caught my eye. Some of t [...]

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    15. Rather than a bunch of stories pitting the title characters against each other, most of the stories in this anthology are either Team Fairy or Team Robot. I haven’t read most of these authors before, and since I usually read anthologies to find new authors, I’m pretty pleased with the large selection of authors. Here’s a few quick mini-reviews for each of the 18 (!!) stories, some with quotes if any particular lines jumped out at me.“We’re free now. Independent. We have health insuranc [...]

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    16. Review to come.4.5 starsDominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe edited and collected one of my favorite anthologies to date, The Starlit Wood so when I saw they were releasing another anthology together I just couldn’t wait – especially once I saw the title: Robots vs Fairies. I thought to myself, “Oh, this is gonna be goood!” and oh, was I right. Many of the stories are poignant and thoughtful. Many of them left me with things to sit and mentally chew on, as all the best do. Read on for brief [...]

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    17. 4 out of 5 stars on Looking Glass Reads.This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Anthologies are some of my favorite books to read, and Robots vs. Fairies may very well be my favorite anthology to date. Edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, this anthology is divided into stories featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both of them together. Every story is different in tone. No two share the same world.Who is better? There isn’t a definitive winne [...]

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    18. Scalzi. Gailey. McGuire.No, it's not my dream author dinner party, it's three of the greatest speculative fiction writers alive today, and they're all in one amazing book with a ton of other great writers.Admittedly, I skipped a few stories that just didn't grab me, but that's the great thing about anthologies: there's something for everyone and abslutely I loved so many of the stories in this book.

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    19. Loved this one. There were a few stories in here that didn't resonate with me, but the majority of them did. ^_^

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    20. Build Me a Wonderland by Seanan McGuire: The owner of a magical theme park wants realism at all costs, and the faries want to hide out on Earth where they won't be noticed.Quality Time by Ken Liu: A bright young employee at WeRobot keeps coming up with time saving robots only to have them backfire in his face.

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    21. I expected more from this anthology but it turned out to be just an average read. The only stories I really enjoyed are:Build Me A Wonderland by Seanan McGuireIronheart by Jonathan MaberryWork Shadow/Shadow Work by Madeline AshbyThe Buried Giant by Lavie TidharAll The Time We've Left To Spend by Alyssa WongWhat's weird is that only one of them is a fairy story and most of them are quite sad which isn't what I expected to find and enjoy. I'd still recommend reading this short story collection if [...]

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    22. Such a fun short story collection! I didn't think it could surpass my enjoyment in reading The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, the editors' previous collection, but I actually think as I whole I liked Robots vs. Fairies more. Anyone looking for a fun SFF read should definitely read this collection.It's pretty obvious to me that I'm Team Fairies. I mean, fairies. Magic. Of course I'm for the fairies! And the opening story by Seanan McGuire, Build Me a Wonderland, was a fantastic Team Fairy opening [...]

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    23. This is a wonderful collection of stories by various authors that is themed around science vs. magic. Many of the stories combine the two. Many are short and to the point. 18 authors take a stand for their opinion if robots are the better story line or fairies with that wonderful touch of magic should stand out. I've always been a fairy fan but I'll let you decide who writes the more convincing theory. This will fill a gap in your fantasy shelf.

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    24. This anthology was not as good for me as was The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which was also edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. Too many of the stories in here were rather clunky and hard to understand. (And that goes for not just the Team Robot stories.) When reading this book, I found myself falling asleep way too often. In a couple of places, I think my attention wandered toward sleep mid-sentence. Some stories I fought to finish before going to sleep, but for those two or few I ju [...]

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    25. 3.5 stars for a lot of good stories and few great ones. The idea behind this anthology is great. Magic vs Technology. Science Fiction vs Fantasy. Robots vs Fairies. Many of the stories here take one side firmly and they're very good. However, the best stories of the collection are the ones that choose some combination of both robots and fairies to showcase, with results which are usually just the right amount of weird and cool. I found most of my favorite stories at the beginning of the trilogy [...]

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    26. I picked this up because it had stories from authors I enjoy, and the premise of the anthology sounded interesting. I was not disappointed, and quite enjoyed the entire book.First, and maybe I'm reacting too strongly from reading too many cheap multi-story anthologies, but this is a completely professional anthology with excellent writing and editing. Every one of these stories is quality material and is presented in a quality manner, even including the short authors' notes after each story wher [...]

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    27. Robots and fairies might not be the most obvious face-off, but in a self-aware introduction penned by editors Dominick Parisien and Navah Wolfe (the team behind last year’s remarkable, World Fantasy Award-nominated fairytale anthology The Starlit Wood) capably argue that the matchup of science fiction and fantasy—magic versus technology—is more than worth considering. Each of the featured authors—the impressive lineup reads like a who’s who of genre superstars and notable up-and-comers [...]

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    28. My favorite short stories in this compilation/collection are Bread and Milk and Salt and All the Time We've Left to Spend. Both of them were haunting in the best possible way. My least favorite is probably Three Robots Experience Objects Left Behind from the Era of Humans for the First Time, for the reason that even though it was funny, after five/six pages it was in a trying-too-hard kind of way, where I didn't really get the point and the robots didn't feel I dunno. Realistic? Overall, it was [...]

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    29. I actually didn't dislike any of the stories in this collection, which doesn't happen that often, but here were my faves:The Blue Fairy Manifesto, by Annalee Newitz (Team Robot)Bread and Milk and Salt by Sarah Gailey (Team Fairy)Ironheart, by Jonathan Maberry, (Team Robot)Work Shadow/Shawdow work, by Madeline Ashby (Team Robot)Ostentation of Peacocks, by Lila Bowen (Team Fairy)All the Time We've Left to Spend, by Alyssa Wong (Team Robot)Adriftica, by Maria Dahvana Headley (Team Fairy)Even though [...]

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    30. SO many great pieces in here to whet both a fantasy and light sci-fi appetite. Some of my faves are "Build me a wonderland" by Seanan McGuire (family of fairies is trying to sneak in supernatural creatures into a theme park), "The Blue Fairy's Manifesto" by Annalee Newitz (Drone is trying to liberate his robot cohorts and start a revolution), "All the Time We've Left to Spend" by Alyssa Wong (this one gutted me - a former pop star makes visits to a love hotel to see the robotic versions of her b [...]

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