Speculative Horizons

At the library the other day, I happened across Speculative Horizons, a short fantasy anthology edited by Patrick St-Denis. St-Denis blogs at “Pat's Fantasy Hotlist”. The book includes original short stories by Brian Ruckley, Hal Duncan, Tobias S. Buckell, C. S. Friedman, and L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The lead-off story, “Soul Mate,” by C. S. Friedman sets the tone of short but unexpected twists for the collection. It was thoroughly engaging, and most of the stories linger in the memory, whether you like it or not.