Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Ten of the best holiday-themed SFF books

E. J. Wenstrom believes in complicated heroes, horrifying monsters, purple hair dye and standing to the right on escalators so the left side can walk.

Her award-winning fantasy series Chronicles of the Third Realm War features a peculiar mashup of Greek mythology, Judeo-Christian folklore, and an extra dash of her own special brand of chaos.

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog Wenstrom tagged ten top holiday-themed science fiction & fantasy books, including:
A Lot Like Christmas: Stories, by Connie Willis

This prolific (and prolifically awarded) science fiction author has delivered her share of holiday-themed stories and novellas over the course of her 30-year career. This collection brings together many that her fans are sure to love. Drawing from motifs ranging from holiday pageants, to Christmas dinner, to Secret Santas, and many more of our favorite (or perhaps least favorite) holiday events, this collection taps into a breadth of emotion that makes the futuristic deeply human. In most of these tales, the author’s penchant for gentle satire and characters who are truly characters is on full display, so considering this if your Christmas spirit needs lifting.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue