FUTUREDAZE 2: REPRISE -- A Gripping New Young Adult Anthology of Current and Classic Science Fiction Stories from 15 Top Authors

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Trailblazing the young adult Sci-Fi market, ‘FUTUREDAZE 2: REPRISE’ brings Wild-West steampunk, aliens, adventure, romance and more into one compelling anthology as well as a downloadable reading guide for educators.

In a unique and highly-accessible new anthology, editors Erin Underwood and Nancy Holder compile works from today's top young adult and science fiction authors, bringing it to market as 'Futuredaze 2: Reprise.'

“Adult science fiction gets global attention, but short stories for young adults are often overlooked,” admits Underwood. “The fact is, very few YA science fiction anthologies have been published, leaving little room for 'best of' reprint anthologies like 'Futuredaze2: Reprise.'” Holder adds, “That’s why we rounded up these amazing authors, bringing them to the world in an anthology specifically designed for young adults.”

"...some of the best science-fiction writing for teens." — Foreword Reviews

“…the collection succeeds at showcasing the strengths of young adult science fiction by revealing the incredible diversity of voices present in the genre.” — Tangent Online

“Ambitious in scope and compulsively readable, these stories redefine the boundaries of science fiction." — Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Unbreakable' and coauthor of 'Beautiful Creatures'

'Futuredaze 2: Reprise' includes 15 of the best and most brilliant young adult science fiction stories, written by the hottest SF and YA authors, gathered for the first time in one anthology. Wild-west steampunk, true love with the alien next door, a confab with Mr. Darcy's avatar, musical fluted girls, and Dorothy in alt-China—this is not your mom and dad's science fiction. Grab a friend and go for launch to worlds of wonder that reveal who we are and what we want to become through our decisions, relationships, and the chances we take on our futures—across all universes!

Paolo Bacigalupi, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Neil Gaiman, Kat Howard, Hugh Howey, N. K. Jemisin, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Beth Revis, Will Shetterly, Scott Westerfeld, Connie Willis, and Jane Yolen.

'Futuredaze 2: Reprise', published by Underwords Press, was released on Aug 12, 2014. A free downloadable reading guide for educators is available at http://underwordspress.com/underwords_book/futuredaze-2-reprise/

Paperback ISBN: 9780985893408 / e-book ISBN: 9780985893415.

For more information, visit the Underwords Press website at http://underwordspress.com

Media, interview and review requests should be directed to editor(at)underwordspress(dot)com

Erin Underwood is the co-editor of 'Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction.' Her fiction, non-fiction and interviews can be found online and in print.

Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling YA author (the Wicked saga, the Wolf Springs Chronicles.) She also edits anthologies, comic books and graphic novels.

Underwords Press is a small press whose mission it is to publish short science fiction for young adults and unconventional literary projects within the science fiction and fantasy fields.

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