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Ex LibrisMultitude of imaginations Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains mages and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight speculation wonder and terror Both inspire writers of speculative fiction to pen wonderful tales woven around them This captivating compilation of science fiction and fantasy short fiction showcases stories of librarians

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❴Read❵ ➳ Ex Libris Author Paula Guran – Berkingmad.co.uk Portals to all the knowledge in the world libraries are also created universes of a multitude of imaginations Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains mages and gatekeepRead Ex Libris Author Paula Guran Berkingmadcouk Portals to all the knowledge in the world libraries are also created universes of a multitude of imaginations Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains mages and gatekeep Portals to all the knowledge in the world libraries are also created universes of a

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Mysterious curators heroic bibliognosts arcane archivists catalogers of very special collections and libraries repositories of arcane wisdom storehouses of signals from other galaxies bastions of culture the last outposts of civilization in a post apocalyptic world grand adventures and small sagas of the magical places we call libraries and the wizards who staff them

eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Paula Guran is senior editor for Prime Books She edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books She is also senior editor of Prime's soon to launch digital imprint Masue Books Guran edits the annual Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series as well as a growing number of other anthologies In an earlier life she produced we.

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  • Jen

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisAfter doing the math despite some REALLY blow your mind stories it averaged out to 309 stars for me The best to find and read somewhere if not from this anthology1 In the House of Seven Librarians by Ellen Klages First story in the book starts off with amazing awesomeness had high hopes for the rest of the book due to this story 5 stars2 The Books by Kage Baker Not uite as great as the first one but VERY good 45 stars3 Summer Reading by Ken Liu You will need a hanky or two for this one So sweet 5 stars4 The Inheritance of Barnabas Wilcox by Sarah Monette Spooky and while you knew where it was going you were glad it went there 45 stars5 The Midbury Lake Incident by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Sad but hopeful 45 stars6 In the Stacks by Scott Lynch Apparently I can only handle him in short story format but this was really good 45 starsThe ones to avoid1


  • Fiona

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex Libris That libraries and librarians are often found in fiction should come as no surprise Cultural reflection aside writers usually know both well and are fond of them And since authors need reading and readers and libraries and librarians nurture such authors have a vested interest in their ongoing successThis is my second collection edited by Paula Guran and it's another exceptional piece of work The story uality is consistently fantastic there's a couple here and there I wasn't a fan of but even the best editor can't accommodate everyone's taste And they definitely weren't enough to lose a star especially with the good ones being so absolutely brilliant Authors usually start as readers and readers love libraries and it was very clear that these stories were written with a good deal of loveOnce again there's too many g


  • Mir

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisSurprised how many authors conceive of libraries or librarians as threatening


  • Bea

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisLibraries are one of my favorite places to be so I when I saw this on Edelweiss I eagerly reuested it The stories celebrate libraries librarians knowledge information and the power of words The stories covered sweet whimsical odd strange hopeful funny and a couple were dark The uality ranged from good to meh exciting to boring inventive to cliched It's a LONG book as it has a lot of stories It would have been a tighter collection with fewer stories a uarter to a third less The topic was broad enough that authors had a lot of wriggle room but even so some authors greatly stretched the definitions of 'library' and 'librarian' and there were some common themes the danger of k


  • Alan

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisMy father died and it was as if a library had burned down—Laurie Anderson during an interview on NPROdds are that the people who shelve books in your local library and check them in and out for you are not librarians Their work is important too—I've done it myself—but librarians are degreed professionals and their jobs are normally rather less routine— research based even managerial I should know; I'm married to an academic librarianSimilarly the editors of anthologies are not their proofreaders Veteran editor Paula Guran is very very good at what she does but she's not the one responsible for copy editing Ex Libris Stories of Librarians Libraries and Lore Or so I hope anyway because her introduction to this anthology Ad Librum a wide ranging c


  • Anna Tan

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisAs anthologies go Ex Libris a mixed bag It wasn't as dark as I expected it to be hah nor half as weird In fact it started off almost downright wholesome with Ellen Klages' In the House of the Seven Librarians which I totally loved The libraries depicted in this book are often wonderful magical places some of which hold magic than can be reasonably contained In Libres Elizabeth Bear is a hilarious case in point emphasising how dangerous it is can be where one browses at their own risk and carries a spool of thread to remember how to get out again Ruthanna Emrys's Those Who Watch explores this further though in a slightly darker way with shifting statues


  • Chris

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisExcellent collection of short stories that's exactly what it says on the tin I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an anthology this much I did skip one story due to it having a serial killer sort of vibe which is not my thing And there's one story with a librarian I suspect is based on or an homage to the angel Aziraphale from Good Omens which pleased me greatly


  • Alex Sarll

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisAh the perils of the anthology on a single topic in this case libraries as a wise man once observed stories with a twist can lose much of their impact if you read them in 50 Stories Where The Heroine Turns Out To Be A Vampire and even when it’s not a matter of twists diminishing returns can easily set in Particularly if you have an advanced copy with a ticking clock and are obliged to get through all 23 tales in a month or two So for all that I love a good library there were points here at which I found myself sighing as yet another collection was lost or saved hidden


  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisThis anthology is made up of reprints taking from other anthologies or magazines such as Uncanny and Subterranean so some you may have come across before Of these I've already read the shorts by Elizabeth Bear Kelly Link Scott Lynch and Tansy Rayner Ro


  • David H.

    eBook ë Ex Libris Þ Paperback Read À berkingmad Ex LibrisStories about books and libraries are some of my favorite themes and Ex Libris did not disappoint in this regard though in one or two stories libraries are peripheral With a mix of science fiction and fantasy Paula Guran assembled