THE LONG PAST & OTHER STORIES
It’s hard to assign a label to a collection of three stories that combine and subvert so many different genres at once. The worldbuilding found in this book is excellently executed, with 1800s industry, cowboys, mages and dinosaurs expertly woven in with issues of racism, sexism and homophobia. Each story is a snapshot into how the rifts have affected the livelihoods of a diverse group of characters, showing the true faces of the American spirit as each overcome hardship to succeed. The Long Past is a perfect blend of love and action — it’s refreshing to see LGBT couples not only kick ass together, but get their happily-ever-afters too. While the last two stories are shorter than the first, they never feel rushed — the only critique readers may have is that there needs to be more!