Battle of the Books: Semifinals!

Jackie at Fantastic Reviews Blog recently judged a book battle between Electricity and Other Dreams and Karen Lord’s The Best of All Possible Worlds.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to Karen Lord for advancing on to the championship round! And big thanks to Jackie for these kind words about my book:

Electricity & Other Dreams takes me to the world of magical realism. In “How the Weatherman Beat the Storm” we watch the weather girl as “she tumbled up into the wind and was gone.” It happily reminded me of Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude when Remedios the Beauty flies into the sky holding a sheet that she was pinning on the clothesline. Just as good and just as amazing! There is humor within the stories as well as horror. Give me another short story to read!

You can follow the other book battles and see who wins the championship at Fantastic Reviews Blog.


About Micah Dean Hicks

Micah Dean Hicks is a Calvino Prize-winning author of fabulist fiction. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, EPOCH, and Witness, among others. His story collection Electricity and Other Dreams is available from New American Press and his novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones is forthcoming from John Joseph Adams Books. He teaches at the University of Central Florida.
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