Mini book review: “Robots vs. Fairies,” edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
Who would win in a fight – a robot or a fairy? Strap in, lovelies, because your two favorite worlds of magic and technology collide in the short story anthology “Robots vs. Fairies,” edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien.
This collection has a holy f, nip-hardening table of contents. It’s a hellton of today’s best speculative fiction writers like John Scalzi, Catherynne Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry. Honestly, that ain’t even putting a dent in the wonder that’s between these covers. The authors chose a side in the tales they told, either team fairy or team robots. That trixie decision is then presented to the reader. What side would you toss your hankie to? Personally, the fae hold my allegiance – because, I mean, COME ON! You’re telling me a robot, or even a legion of laser-eyeballed mech-creatures are gonna last against even one conjuration of the fair folk? No way. Truly, it’s a question you’ll have to answer for yourself, but first examine the vigors of both in this anthology.
If you like eternal questions, award-winning authors, or books that will breeze by quicker than a sprite’s flight, pick up a copy of “Robots vs. Fairies.”