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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
And Lately, The Sun is an anthology of works centered around current events, with touches of speculative and science fiction, compiled and edited by Calyx Press. Containing the works of some twenty authors which showcase a planet of considerations for the future and tackling issues of the current day, the stories range from bright solutions and futures to darker, more dystopian worlds where the battle for the planet has turned much more sinister. What results is a culturally rich collection of inventive and immersive storytelling with a deep moral message, and an anthology that contains the odd mature theme, but is generally suitable for all.
Calyx Press presents exactly what I love to see in modern fiction: a bevy of relevant social issues, presented with excellent writing, and a keen eye for diversity and full cultural representation across the board. I can honestly say that there wasn’t a single story I disliked, and the editing quality of the work brings them all to a high professional standard. The flow of tales was also well arranged to deliver some excellent contrasts in mood, voice, and approach. Particular highlights for me included ‘Egg Tooth’ by author Adam Berman, for its distinctive narrative voice and chilling future visions, and ‘Equatorial Ice’ by author Illimani Ferreira, which touched my heart with its deep study of character and physical, visceral storytelling. Overall, I would highly recommend And Lately, The Sun for its fantastic vision and powerfully innovative approach to climate fiction.