Out There book review

Posted August 8, 2022 by geograph in review, sapphic, YA / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Out There book reviewOut There by Saundra Mitchell
Published by Harlequin on June 7, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural, Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ
Pages: 304
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Into the queer new yonder!

To conclude the trio of anthologies that started with critically acclaimed All Out and Out Now, Out There features seventeen original short stories set in the future from fantastic queer YA authors.

Explore new and familiar worlds where the human consciousness can be uploaded into a body on Mars…an alien helps a girl decide if she should tell her best friend how she feels…two teens get stuck in a time loop at a space station…people are forced to travel to the past or the future to escape the dying planet…only a nonbinary person can translate the binary code of a machine that predicts the future…everyone in the world vanishes except for two teen girls who are in love.

This essential and beautifully written collection immerses and surprises with each turn of the page.

With original stories from:
Ugochi M. Agoawike
K. Ancrum
Kalynn Bayron
Z Brewer
Mason Deaver
Alechia Dow
Z.R. Ellor
Leah Johnson
Naomi Kanakia
Claire Kann
Alex London
Jim McCarthy
Abdi Nazemian
Emma K. Ohland
Adam Sass
Mato J. Steger
Nita Tyndall

This is a cool little collection of queer sci-fi stories — something that I would definitely recommend. Claire Kann’s was obviously my favorite, but K. Ancrum’s “Home” definitely also places. It’s no Dahlia Adler anthology, but it is very good — I think it’s really important to read stories of queer people having a future. Four stars. Storygraph link. Booksweet link.

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