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The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2014 is now available in ebook and print formats from Twelfth Planet Press, Amazon (and Amazon Australia and Amazon UK), or your favorite bookseller. This second volume in the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction series collects 21 stories with teen protagonists, all originally published in 2014: “Left Foot, Right” by Nalo Hopkinson –from Monstrous Affections, Kelly...

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The following is a list of stories we found worthy for the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013, but didn’t include in our final selection. Some of them were discounted due to being more middle grade or adult than YA according to our definition of YA. Others were very good but didn’t end up in our final list for various reasons including having chosen a similar story already to wanting to select stories from a wide variety of...

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The Kaleidoscope reader poll results are in! While lots of stories got a little love, the runaway top three were “Walkdog” by Sofia Samatar, “Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, and “The Truth About Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar. Thanks for casting your votes! We decided to run this poll partly in order to figure out which ones to include in our 2014 volume of the Year’s Best YA...

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Hello, Kaleidoscope Readers! Happy New Year! We’d love to hear about your favourite Kaleidoscope story. Please vote for the one you like best in the poll below. We’ll keep this poll open until the end of January, 2015. Which is your favourite Kaleidoscope story? “Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts “The Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” by Ken Liu “The Legend Trap” by Sean...

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Kaleidoscope is having a busy couple of months. Next weekend we’ll be at LonCon and having a Kaleidoscope launch party! The party will be on Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Book Launch section of the Library at ExCel. Please come and say hello! We’ll have Kaleidoscope stickers that you can put on your badge (or anywhere else you like), and copies of the book will also be available at the con. The very first books...

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