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...

Marjolein rated it ★★★☆☆

June 12, 2017

Full review to come!

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...

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...

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...

Ron rated it ★★★★☆

June 13, 2017

Do you like libraries? Or do you fear libraries/librarians? Do you know what actually happens in library stacks? Well, read this collection of previously published tales that all deal in one fashion or another with libraries or librarians and find out. The book opens with a child being raised by...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2017

I will never look at a library or librarian the same way again Kudos to editor Paula Guran for her selection of short fantasy/science fiction stories. I loved about two thirds of them and liked about another four, but in an anthology, I certainly don’t expect to love all the stories. I would list...

Lara rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

I found the concept for this book to be intriguing as I love libraries. The stories themselves have all been published elsewhere, but with the number of authors it would be difficult to access them all otherwise. The stories are all speculative, science fiction, or fantasy and are all associated...

Alexia rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2017

Thank you Netgalley and Damon Book Distributors for the ARC! Sci-Fi, Gothic, Mystery, Existential, you name it. This book touches on a variety of topics and genres, all revolving around the theme of books, libraries and librarians. A book that is alive, another acts as a philosopher's stone, a bab...

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