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Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology

by Claudie Arseneault

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This collection is a delightful, bountiful buffet of ideas. The various authors have contributed many different interpretations of dragons — as hope-inspiring beings of magic and/or technology, helping and cohabitating with humans of all stripes. Most of the major characters are female and/or queer (even some of the dragons!), and the humans are often PoC and/or followers of non-Christian faiths.

My favourite stories? Megan Reynolds’s “Petrichor” is a standout; I definitely think those shape-shifting witches using dragon form to save their village are worth the price of admission to the whole book. I also loved “Refuge” by Mindi Briar, and I wish I could spend more time with starship pilot Prince and his ethereal dragon friend, Fairy. Finally, I think “The Last Guardians” by J. Lee Ellorris was an excellent embodiment of the anthology's spirit and a perfectly placed final story to send the reader off: a dying pair of lovingly mated dragons summon the last of their magic to bring new hope to their community.

I enjoyed nearly all of the stories, although I felt that some of them didn’t quite hit their emotional/thematic marks and needed a little more fine-tuning. Others felt to me like first chapters of novels, not like stand-alone stories. Still, Wings Of Renewal includes some real gems. It’s well worth reading if you’re looking for some positive glimpses into dragon-inhabited worlds. ( )
  Heidicvlach | Nov 3, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0692547274, Paperback)

The future is vibrant, hopeful, and filled with dragons. In WINGS OF RENEWAL, twenty-two authors explore the exciting new subgenre of solarpunk through the lens of these majestic creatures. Whether they irrigate dry terrain or serve as spaceships, are mythic beasts come to life or biomechanical creations of man, these dragons show us a world where renewable energy overcomes gas and oil, and cooperation replaces competition. If you love fantasy/sci-fi fusion, this is an anthology you do not want to miss! So hop on solar wings, and follow us into futures that–for all their witches and dragons–are far more possible than they might seem.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:51:06 -0500)

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