Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore by Paula Guran

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Read Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore Online Free - 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 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-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!

Title : Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore
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ISBN : 1607014890
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Jen rated it ★★★☆☆

April 29, 2017

After doing the math, despite some REALLY blow your mind stories, it averaged out to 3.09 stars for me. The best, to find and read somewhere, if not from this anthology. 1) "In the House of Seven Librarians" by Ellen Klages. First story in the book, starts off with amazing awesomeness, had high ho...

Alan rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

My father died, and it was as if a library had burned down. —Laurie Anderson, during an interview on NPR Odds 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...

Anna rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

As 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,...

Bea rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2018

Libraries are one of my favorite places to be so I when I saw this on Edelweiss, I eagerly requested 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 qua...

Marjolein rated it ★★★☆☆

June 12, 2017

Full review to come!

Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) rated it ★★★☆☆

May 14, 2017

This 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 Roberts - but as these are my favourite...

Michael rated it ★★★☆☆

March 25, 2017

(2.5 out of 5) I ended up not really caring for this anthology. It's not bad, per say. But it's not really that good either. A few of the stories are nice, particularly the first one, "In the House of Seven Librarians", but the rest failed to leave any kind of real impression on me. The quality of...

Catherine rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

*I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* This collection of fantasy short stories explores the relationships of readers and librarians, the wonderful work librarians do, the fantastical places that libraries can be… and all of that mixed with lore. Now, I...

Andreea rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2017

See Full Review: https://infinitetext.blog/2017/05/06/... Paula Guran, the editor of this anthology, has compiled 24 short stories that have been previously published in Sci-fi and Fantasy magazines like Uncanny, and Clarkesworld which have at its core the topic of libraries and librarians. Some o...

John rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 01, 2017

Except for a jog or three pretty insipid after the first couple of stories. I thought these stood out: Klages, In the House of the Seven Librarians. A true A++ classic. "Olive had been the children's librarian since before recorded time, or so it seemed. No one knew how old she was, but she vaguel...

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