The Sum of Us

Tales of the Bonded and Bound

Ebook

The Sum of Us

Twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors capture the depth and breadth of caring and of giving and delve into the complex world of caregivers, showing they can be funny, sad, or heartwarming. A henchman looks after an aged supervillain. A soldier in charge of the governor's children. A cat helps his patients pass on. An android tends to a terminally ill patient. A service dog looks after an ice hockey player. A young apprentice guides a blind welder in space. An old couple with diminished capabilities depend on each other to survive an earthquake. An aging tutor overcomes the reservation of her pupil to build a submersible vessel. A hospice director trying to do the right thing. A pious monk makes the ultimate decision. And many more. FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES BY COLLEEN ANDERSON, CHARLOTTE ASHLEY, BRENDA COOPER, IAN CREASEY, A.M. DELLAMONICA, BEV GEDDES, CLAIRE HUMPHREY, SANDRA KASTURI, TYLER KEEVIL, JULIET MARILLIER, MATT MOORE, HEATHER OSBORNE, NISI SHAWL, ALEX SHVARTSMAN, KARINA SUMNER-SMITH, KATE STORY, AMANDA SUN, HAYDEN TRENHOLM, JAMES VAN PELT, LIZ WESTBROOK-TRENHOLM, EDWARD WILLETT, CHRISTIE YANT & CAROLINE M. YOACHIM WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DOMINIK PARISIEN Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law (Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.) Nominated -- 2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Shortlist (anthology/Best Related Work). Awards and Honorable Mentions: Nominated -- 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Shortlist (Best Speculative Fiction). One story selected for Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (ed. by Donna Scott, Newcon Press, June 2018). One story selected for Best Indie Speculative Fiction, Vol. 1 (Bards & Sages Publishing, Nov 2018). Five stories on Tangent Online Recommended Reading List 2017. One story nominated -- 2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Short Fiction Finalist.