Advance Review: Today, Tomorrow, Always (Vol. 1)

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Today, Tomorrow, Always is an anthology of varied short stories. This is this first volume of what will be a continuing series of anthologies showcasing what was billed as “a literary-sci fi-speculative fiction mashup at its finest.” So of course I had to pick this up, right?

All of the stories in this anthology were, at the very least, good. Some were too brief for me, some I couldn’t connect with. The rating for Today, Tomorrow, Always is essentially an average of all the stories contained within it. That being said, the ones that I loved were really brilliant.

Multilinear Memories by Gwen Tolios is one of those hypnotic stories that blurs the timeline of events and possibly the boundary of what is real and what isn’t. I don’t often love ambiguity in stories like this, but Multilinear Memories manages this feat beautifully.

Egg Toast by Elise Thi Tran is both brutal and lovely. Wren Sun-Lee confessed to her long-time boyfriend that she was raped several years ago and boards a train to her attacker’s house, picking up a carton of eggs along the way.

Skylight by Avra Margariti was so charming, I absolutely loved it. A young man discovers that the imaginary boy that he played with as a child was real and slowly befriends the man he spent years believing existed only in his head.

If the description has piqued your interest, it is definitely worth picking it up, but I can’t strongly recommend this for those who aren’t fans of this sort of multi-genre mashup.  


Today, Tomorrow Always
Genre: Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction
Length: 91 pages
Publisher: Margery de Brus
Pub. Date: April 11, 2019
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss+
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7 thoughts on “Advance Review: Today, Tomorrow, Always (Vol. 1)”

    1. It’s a change of pace for me too, I think I’ve read more anthologies and short works this year than ever. I’m sure I’ll be back to my old ways soon with The Priory of the Orange Tree on the horizon. 🙂

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      1. I’m reading that one now! Have you tried Jemisin’s new book: How Long Til Black Future Month? It’s full of absolutely fabulous short fiction. Some of the best I’ve ever read.

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