Reviews

“Fox and Older have taken a grand task upon themselves, and the results are laudable.”

~ Publishers Weekly (Full review)

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“Each story focuses on people whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history; this loose unifying theme ties the stories together without confining them and results in a body of work that sings. Wonderful and necessary.”

~ The Rejectionist (Full review)

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“This book’s existence proves a couple things: that there are both writers and consumers for a book with a message of resistance and social justice, and that such a project can be an absolute joy to read. Long Hidden is, in fact, one of the strongest speculative fiction anthologies I’ve read.”

~ The Future Fire (Full review – WARNING, heavy spoilers!)

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“Rather than coming off as a Special More Diverse Edition of historical fantasy, it reads well enough – particularly in the very strong first half – that it makes mainstream historical fantasy feel poorer by comparison. Long Hidden shows us the richness of setting and character that is available to us if we make use of all of history, not just the clichéd parts. So, why aren’t the rest of us using it?”

~ Innsmouth Free Press (Full review)

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“I loved Long Hidden… Not all of the stories have happy endings – but I think they’re still well worth your time.”

~ The Lesbrary (Full review)

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“An absolutely unprecedented anthology, dazzling in range and scope, beauty and strength. A success in every sense.”

~ Saladin Ahmed

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“Sharp, brilliant, and curated so well that it’s like walking into a museum of the mind, this is a collection everyone should read.”

~ Seanan McGuire

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“A dynamic and unique anthology, Long Hidden is essential reading for anyone who loves science fiction and fantasy.”

~ Jeff VanderMeer

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“Full of passion, love, anger, and honesty, these stories are a powerful reminder that there’s so much more to our world, our histories, and our genre. I hope we’ll see more Long Hidden collections in the future.”

~ Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

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“Long Hidden is a collection that demands to be read, featuring a host of wildly memorable characters that burst onto the page to tell their own history. This is speculative fiction at its finest.”

~ Nathan Bransford

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“This collection is a broad melange of myth, history, and story that should delight a variety of readers.”

~ Tobias S. Buckell