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By Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner Jan Burke Dana Cameron Adam-Troy Castro Brendan DuBois Joe R. Lansdale Laura Lippman | Comments: ( 710 ) | Date: ( Apr 03, 2020 )

ALL NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE DANA CAMERON ADAM TROY CASTRO BRENDAN DuBOIS CHARLAINE HARRIS TONI L P KELNER CAITLIN KITTREDGE WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER ELLEN KUSHNER MERCEDES LACKEY JOE R LANSDALE LAURA LIPPMAN SEANAN McGUIRE BRANDON SANDERSON SCOTT SIGLERWelcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out mightALL NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE DANA CAMERON ADAM TROY CASTRO BRENDAN DuBOIS CHARLAINE HARRIS TONI L P KELNER CAITLIN KITTREDGE WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER ELLEN KUSHNER MERCEDES LACKEY JOE R LANSDALE LAURA LIPPMAN SEANAN McGUIRE BRANDON SANDERSON SCOTT SIGLERWelcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L P Kelner are your announcers for this all new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made Sports fans live and die by their teams successes and failures though not literally But these fourteen authors have written spirited in ways than one new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die hard players ask to be benched.In 1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris s The Blue Hereafter, Manfred Bernardo learns about softball from a certain blond barmaid in Louisiana.Life and death stakes make the competition get serious in New York Times bestseller William Kent Krueger s Hide and Seek New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey s False Knight on the Road features a high stakes drag race on a foggy mountain road between a clever young bootlegger and a mysterious stranger.In New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman s Ice, a young girl learns the true story behind a bit of neighborhood folklore.New York Times bestseller Seanan McGuire presents Jammed, in which a chimera loose during the Roller Derby makes it anyone s guess as to who will still be skating by the time the buzzer sounds.In 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson s Dreamer, a game of cops and robbers is a new challenge when the players are able to switch bodies at will.And New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler follows ghost stomper Hunter Hunterson as he investigates a haunted, never ending baseball game in The Case of the Haunted Safeway These and eight supernatural sporting stories are guaranteed to have you rooting for the home team or else


  • Title: Games Creatures Play
  • Author: Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner Jan Burke Dana Cameron Adam-Troy Castro Brendan DuBois Joe R. Lansdale Laura Lippman
  • ISBN: 9781780872605
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner Jan Burke Dana Cameron Adam-Troy Castro Brendan DuBois Joe R. Lansdale Laura Lippman

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn readers The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.



Comments Games Creatures Play

  • Marianne

    Games Creatures Play is an anthology of fifteen short stories edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L P Kelner. Fifteen very different stories from fifteen authors, including Scott Sigler, Laura Lippman and Brandon Sanderson; Harris and Kelner themselves also contribute. All the stories involve games, be they of the sporting type, children’s games or games of chance, and all involve some element of the supernatural. Thus, the reader gets real-life Capture-the-Flag, Hide-and-Seek with malevolent [...]


  • Steven

    Read the Sookie story, since that's the only series that has a short story in here that I'm up to date onAlso, YAY, Sookie meets Manfred Bernardo, an excellent character from her Harper Connelly series who also happens to be a major character in her new series about Midnight, Texas. :) Will return to read the Brandon Sanderson story at some point, though I think it's a standalone and doesn't need any background reading.


  • Jeanette Greaves

    Games Creatures Play, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. KelnerA review by Jeanette GreavesThe game – produce an anthology of fifteen stories.The rules – they must be short stories, they must include at least one supernatural creature such as a shapeshifter, fairy, vampire or ghost. They must include a strong element of a game or a sport. No author can contribute more than one story.Go.And thus was born 'Games Creatures Play' an anthology of fifteen stories, bracketed by Charlaine Harr [...]


  • Sarah

    I'm not marking this anthology as read or giving it a rating yet because I've only read one of the short stories in it. I do plan to come back and finish it at some point but in the meantime here's my review of the story that I've read:Read 6th November 2016:Jammed by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid 2.3) - 3 starsAs much as I love the Incryptid series I just don't feel that connected to Antimony yet and her stories are the least interesting ones I've read so far, possibly because I'm a bit bored by al [...]


  • Daiva

    Review of Charlaine Harris - "In the Blue Hereafter" story ONLY.


  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    Games Creatures Play is an entertaining anthology from fifteen contributors, with each short story featuring the unusual combination of the paranormal and sports.Some of the authors didn't venture too far from their comfort zone. 'Into the Blue Hereafter' by Charlaine Harris is set at a softball game in Bon Temps, where Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernado meet for the first time. Similarly Seanan McGuire doesn't stray far from the familiarity of her InCryptid series, 'Jammed,' in which a chime [...]


  • Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson

    HIDE AND SHRIEK BY ADAM-TROY CASTRO 3.5/5I read this a second time on June 3,2017 just for $h!ts and giggles. I just couldn't put myself through an entire novel today, and I recalled that this short story was really good.DREAMER BY BRANDON SANDERSON 4/5This was so good for a short story. I wouldn't mind a full novel centered around this main character.ON THE PLAYING FIELDS OF BLOOD BY BRENDAN DEBOIS 2.5/5I didn't really care for this story. Most Native American tribes didn't have this attitude t [...]


  • Candice Blackwood

    Really just read the Sookie Stackhouse short story - my only reason for buying this book :P


  • Kathy Davie

    An anthology of 15 short stories revolving around the theme of games — and there’s some mighty fine stretching in here! There are also some mighty fine authors who are new to me in here as well. That TBR of my looks to be fallin’ over…aiyeeee…Series:Charlaine Harris - "In the Blue Hereafter" (Sookie Stackhouse, 13.xx and Harper Connelly, xx.5)Mercedes Lackey - "False Knight on the Road" (SERRAted Edge, xx.5)Seanan McGuire - "Jammed" (Incryptid, 2.3)Toni L.P. Kelner - "Bell, Book, and C [...]


  • Rebecca

    Perhaps because the theme of this anthology was more innocuous than that of the previous anthology I read, Dangerous Women, this one felt a little more even.There are several stories that probably make more sense if you've read the author in question's series. "False Knight on the Road" is kind of inexplicable if you're unfamiliar with Mercedes Lackey's Serrated Edge, and "In the Blue Hereafter" clearly lacked resonance for me because I haven't read Sookie Stackhouse.There's nothing that really [...]


  • Kevin

    I'm glad I got this from the library. Of all the stories, just two were OK and the rest uninteresting.All stories featured games of chance and had supernatural elements.The first one by Charlaine Harris takes place in Bon Temps and starred Sookie and several new characters. This was mildly entertaining.The second story I liked was by Mercedes Lackey and was in the world of Serrated Edge I think; the one with Fairies and auto racing. I simply could not get into any of the other stories, even one [...]


  • Graylark

    Rating only Seanan McGuire's Jammed.


  • Emy

    Picked this up for the Seanan McGuire story, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying all the rest too. The only reason it took a while to read is due to my "snacking" style of reading anthologies - no criticism of the content at all. I've also come out with a few other series to check out :)


  • Ben

    I only read the Brandon Sanderson and Seanan McGuire stories but they were awesome! Sanderson's was interesting and fresh, set in none of his current worlds. McGuire's was another in the awesome Incryptid universe with POV character Antimony Price. Very, very fun!


  • Ivy

    Nice to see Antimony again. I hope the next book is on Antimony. Roller derby sounds fun. Not sure if I would do it though.Can't wait to see Antimony again.


  • Adele

    As usual, a few really good stories, one or two pretty bad stories, and a lot of decent stories. Forgettable, but fun.


  • Deanne

    There are some really good stories, yes I admit it I like Sookie Stackhouse, but the first story isn't my favourite, think my favourite would be stepping into the dead zone.


  • Debrac2014

    I read this primarily for Seanan McGuire's Jammed but I also read Charlaine Harris's In the Blue Hereafter and Mercedes Lackey's False Knight on the Road! All were good reads!


  • Angie Fehl

    Edited by Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse series fame, along with co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner (they've previously collaborated on similar anthologies), these short stories are crafted by some of the biggest names in the supernatural / fantasy / sci-fi genres. Oh, and speaking of Sookie Stackhouse by the way, Harris includes a story featuring her into this mix.Here, the stories are given a sports-themed twist just to keep things interesting. That's the concept anyway. After my reading experi [...]


  • Brad

    My scores average out to 3.5 stars, and I choose to round up today. It's a good anthology, better than some of the the other recent ones I've read. Most of the stories were entertaining and fit the theme well, but a couple were duds (for me). I'll be adding some of these authors to my queue, and I'd be willing to read another anthology put together by these editors.------------IN THE BLUE HEREAFTER (2/5) - Charlaine HarrisNot for me. A story from Harris's Sookie Stackhouse world (which I haven't [...]


  • Vickie

    Me and anthologies do not always get along. I have a bad history with them due to some stories within are fab, some are meh, some are skip-able. That was not the case with this highly enjoyable collection. All but one were superb and that single one just didn't float my boat. It likely would for a different reader, but I skimmed it. It was icky in content and premise. There are 15 stories in this collection and only one was ick!It might have helped that I am a fan of 90% of the writers within an [...]


  • Danny Johnson

    I picked up this compilation of short stories because it contained Brandon Sanderson's Dreamer. Short stories are a mixed bag for me. Either I really enjoy them and want more, or they are just weird or dumb. Like most compilations this one has a mix of the good, the bad, and the boring. I liked the theme of horror/fantastic creatures playing games with themselves or with mortals. I was a little disappointed with Dreamer. I think the story was kind of fun but being a short story it felt rushed an [...]


  • Angela

    Despite the fact that there was an actual "monster" in this story, I felt like the majority of the focus was not on that or the hunt and resolution of that problem. This isn't a necessarily bad thing, as we got quite a bit of character development on Antimony and her friends and families.I'm still not a huge fan of all the roller derby stuff but I do like Antimony quite a lot and I'm looking forward to more from her.


  • Kyrie

    A lot of these stories are really dark. A couple were enjoyable. I read it because there is a Sookie Stackhouse story in it, and Sookie meets Manfred Bernado. It was mildly interesting, but not crucial to the plots of either story line. "Jammed" by Seanan McGuire made me think I might want to read other books by this author. Same with Toni Kelner's "Bell Book and Candlepin". Mostly, though, I thought paranormal doesn't mix well with sports.


  • Ryan

    The quality of the stories in this anthology vary wildly. Some are dark and ominous and put a chill up your back. Others are obnoxiously aimed at pre-teen age level - or at least written with that lack of variety in language and higher order thinking. Don't get me wrong. I can sometimes enjoy those types of stories, but not sprinkled in with the other kinds of stories in this book.It was the roller derby one. That one was so bad.


  • Jill

    The stories run the gamut of mystery, horror, paranormal, and fantasy. I do have some favorites--of course, Sookie Stackhouse's story, but also Jan Burke's "Stepping into the Dead Zone", Scott Siglar's very funny but ultimately thoughtful "The Case of the Haunted Safeway", and "Bell, Book, and Candlepin" by Toni Kelner. I have some new authors to look up!


  • Brandi

    Of the many anthologies of short stories this author has put together, this one was my absolute least favorite. It read like a who's who of newer authors that you shouldn't read. While technically the stories selected fit the theme, many were stilted and 99% were not well written. This isn't one I will be keeping.


  • Suzainur K.A.R.

    Short stories are a wonderful way to dip your toes into an unfamiliar genre. If urban fantasy is foreign to you, give this anthology a shot. It is loaded with some of the best authors of the genre who penned delightful tales of macabre games played by monsters and ordinary people. Go for it. The book is super fun.


  • Jennifer Brown

    RATING FOR 'IN THE BLUE HEREAFTER' ONLYAs a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books, I figured I had to read this short story. It's been awhile since I visited her town, but I wasn't really impressed with this story. Probably could have done without reading it.


  • Kelly Martin

    I read at least some of all the stories in this book. Most of them were not what I like. I am very disappointed with this anthology.


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