Human for a Day
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Jennifer Brazek
Cover Artist: Shutterstock
Review by Cathy Green
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756407001
Date: 06 December 2011 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Human For A Day, a recent anthology of 16 original short stories from DAW Books, explores what it means to be human through the lens of various nonhuman entities such as dogs, swords, comic book characters, robots, and even an entire city that find themselves incarnated as fully human beings for a day. Greenberg and Brozek have chosen an interesting group of up-and-coming and well known authors including Tanith Lee, Eugie Foster, Ian Tregellis, Jay Lake, Seanan McGuire, Fiona Patton, Anton Strout, Jim C. Hines, Dylan Birtolo, Laura Resnick, Erik Scott DeBie, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jean Rabe, Tim Waggoner, David D. Levine, and Jody Lynn Nye. From official release/information:
Product Description: Here's an anthology that examines what it means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects. If you were an intelligent robot, would the opportunity to become human for a day be worth the risks? If a magic spell switched the bodies of a vampire and a teenage girl, would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment? What tests would an angel face if transformed into a mortal for a day? These are just a few of the inventive stories-some humorous, some sad, many thought-provoking, and all unique-to be found in Human for a Day.