I’m not, by nature, a sci-fi fantasy reader, in part because I just didn’t get into that genre back in my younger days. But a few people have been working on me with their recommendations and their writing. Julie Davis, that intrepid reader and podcaster, falls into the first category; Karina Fabian, brave builder of new worlds, falls into the second. And I’m quite sure that my dabbling in SFF reading will continue with much enthusiasm thanks to the collection of tales Karina shared with me, Firestorm of Dragons, edited by Michele Acker and Kirk Dougal.

As with other delicious collections Karina’s sent me, Firestorm of Dragons sat waiting for me a while, but once I picked it up, I was as enamored as I could be. Firestorm is a collection of 15 short stories, all about dragons. I would have never picked it up on my own, but I wrote my name in the front after I recovered from the laughing snorts inspired by the first story, “Dragonscaling.”

I tucked this volume in my bag and read a story here and there and was reminded yet again that:
1. I love short stories, and
2. I really need to explore SFF more!

Whether you’re a SFF fan or just a fiction lover, you should give this book a try. I was delighted by the humor and taken by the clever turns some of the stories took. Karina’s contribution, “Dragon Eye, P.I.,” left me wishing for more. But, for that matter, so did most of the others!

Updated to add: Karina kindly commented and reminded me about Vern’s fabulous website (which I have been meaning to check out, and now finally will!) as well as the website for Firestorm and the upcoming bloggy book tour (scheduled in November). Thanks, Karina!