Review of Broken Metropolis

Cover art for Broken MetropolisBroken Metropolis (Mason Jar Press, 2018), edited by dave ring, is an anthology of short stories and poetry centered on urban fantasy with queer characters. Though the collection only includes ten pieces, their impact makes this book seem like more.

As is the case with many anthologies, some of the stories proved more appealing to me than others. Three in particular really stood out. The first was “The City of Cats” by Victoria Zelvin, a lovely magical realism story of cats in a city and the people who are connected to those cats. “Your Heart in My Teeth” by V. Medina is another fabulous magical realism story about the heart of a city. And finally, “Under Her White Stars” by Jacob Budenz is a skillful tale about magic, consequences, and more magic.

If you’re interested in reading urban fantasy with queer characters as the protagonists and victors, Broken Metropolis will be right up your alley. Strangely, this book is not available in ebook formats, but you can find it in print format.

The publisher provided us with a free copy of this anthology in exchange for review consideration.

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