Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy

“This anthology is perfect for teens who are interested in science fiction and fantasy — but who don’t want just stories about white, straight, able-bodied rich kids and their vampire problems.” – NPR

What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgender animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories!

Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life.

Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices:

Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E. C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal El-Mohtar, Jim C. Hines, Faith Mudge, John Chu, Alena McNamara, Tim Susman, Gabriela Lee, Dirk Flinthart, Holly Kench, Sean Eads, and Shveta Thakrar

Read an interview with the editors.

Table of Contents

Cookie Cutter Superhero | Tansy Rayner Roberts

The Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon | Ken Liu

The Legend Trap | Sean Williams

End of Service | Gabriela Lee

Chupacabra’s Song | Jim C. Hines

The Day the God Died | Alena McNamara

Signature | Faith Mudge

The Lovely Duckling | Tim Susman

Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell | E.C. Myers

Vanilla | Dirk Flinthart

Careful Magic | Karen Healey

Walkdog | Sofia Samatar

Celebration | Sean Eads

The Truth About Owls | Amal El-Mohtar (podcast)

Krishna Blue | Shveta Thakrar

Every Little Thing | Holly Kench

Happy Go Lucky | Garth Nix

Ordinary Things | Vylar Kaftan

Double Time | John Chu

Welcome | William Alexander

About the Authors

A Note From the Editors



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