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There are some real gems of stories here and a second current of flavor with tea and persian samovars which was interesting. I got a kick out of the dnd modern story with barbarians doing a bit of corporate work, plus I really liked the idea of a person whose gift it was to speak and hear pastries, several tales involving coffee and divination as well as coffee and ghosts. Overall there is a nice mix of optimistic fun, romance, adventure, and even one darker tale that stood out probably because they forgot to add the cream in that story. Check it out!
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2014
As I have said in other reviews, I loves me my anthologies, and this one doesn't disappoint. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex Shvartsman this weekend, and he's just a gem (or maybe I should say *bean.*) In any case, the first review of this book covers the details of each story just fine, so I believe all I need to add is that I loved every story, each for a different reason. I mean, who knew coffee could figure so darned well into so varied a set of tales? The book's cover claims they are "14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic" and, indeed, they are! Grab a cuppa and get readin'.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2016
I especially enjoyed 'From the shores of Tripoli' and 'Caution, contents hot...' These two stories provoke more thought in their few pages than many novel manage to do in several hundred. Would be great to snuggle in with during the winter I imagine.