Review | Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles – and more, much more. Plunge in and enjoy!

A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Penni Russon, Justine Larbalestier, Margo Lanagan, Lily Mae Martin, Kuzhali Manickavel, Prabha Mallya, Annie Zaidi, Kate Constable, Vandana Singh, Mandy Ord, Priya Kuriyan, Manjula Padmanabhan, Samhita Arni, Alyssa Brugman, Nicki Greenberg and Amruta Patil. 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

After reading the concept of this anthology and some of the things that contributed towards it I was really excited to pick it up. Many of the stories did tackle important issues such as how girls/women are treated and viewed, climate change and what it could do to our planet, death and more. While there were no stories in this anthology that I disliked, there weren’t any that blew me away either. Many of them were impactful and fun, with clear purpose. I did also really enjoy the stories told in graphic form that were sprinkled into the collection as it was nice to have a bit of a mixed media feel to it.

Cat Calls – 4 stars
Swallow the Moon – 3 stars
Little Red Suit – 3 stars
Cooking Time – 4 stars
Anarkali – 3 stars
Cast Out – 4 stars
Weft – 4 stars
The Wednesday Room – 3 stars
Cool – 3 stars
Appetite – 3 stars
Mirror Perfect – 4 stars
Arctic Light – 4 stars
The Runners – 3 stars
The Blooming – 2 stars
What a Stone Can’t Feel – 4 stars
Memory Lace – 3 stars
Back Stage Pass – 4 stars

Happy reading!

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