Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
This was an anthology I’ve been wanting to read, mostly for the stories by Theodora Goss, Elizabeth Wein, & Catherynne Valente. I loved all three, but was also pleasantly surprised by Gregory Maguire’s, and liked the Kushner/Stevermer letter game story (though I wanted a whole book there!). The stories cover a wide range of Victorian ideas, settings, and cultures, though I tended to feel that the gritty ones gloried in their grittiness a bit too much for my personal tastes.