Not everyone has the time to read 1,000 page novels. And so, this read is for all of you out there that like words but don’t have the time to read as much as you like. The Time Traveler’s Almanac is a short story anthology put together by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer along with a wonderful team of editors and translators. The effort alone that made this collection possible shows how dedicated the team was to putting forth an amazing anthology. This gets a 5 out of 5 in my book.
If you like fantasy, this is the anthology I would definitely suggest. With works by Douglas Adams, Kage Baker H.G. Wells, Pamela Sargent and so many more, it spans over a century. Stories that take characters into the past and into the future….it is probably the best anthology of time travel ever. But then again, I have no idea how many time travel anthologies exist, haha.
Another cool factoid about this collection is that it gives an impressive and interesting bio before each story, no two stories are alike and the introduction is actually extremely creative. Most times, reading a preface and introduction bores me to tears, even if I love the actual book. That was not the case with this collection, I loved every single page front and back matter included.
Jeff and Ann also work with their own translators so even if you read one or two of the stories befor