Allyson Johnson shines as a master of character voice acting in this speculative fiction anthology featuring authors of color. While her delivery of narrative sounds a bit like AI, perhaps appropriately so, Johnson's mastery of tone, pitch, and accent is simply astounding. Indeed, it is Johnson's talent for bringing characters to life that allows the listener to fully enter each short story--whether it's about a sapphic cannibal mermaid, an emperor and his not-so-new clothes, or a burdened spirit laying waste to a New England town. Each work is fresh and compelling, with themes ranging from folklore and horror to the extraterrestrial and postapocalyptic. If you're a fan of speculative fiction, consider NEW SUNS required listening. G.P. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705236406 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705236413 $49.95
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