Altered Perceptions

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The science fiction/fantasy anthology ALTERED PERCEPTIONS, is kind of like a bonus DVD full of deleted scenes and alternate versions of some of your favorite authors’ books.

Ally Condie: the foreword; Dan Wells the introduction; Annette Lyon: An unpublished chapter from her retelling of the Finnish fairy tale, THE KALEVALA; Aprilynne Pike: TBA; Brandon Mull: Deleted scenes from BEYONDERS 2; Brandon Sanderson: five completely rewritten chapters from THE WAY OF KINGS, where Kaladin makes the opposite choice of what he makes in the published novel; Bree Despain: an alternate ending to THE LOST SAINT, and an alternate beginning to THE SHADOW PRINCE; Brodi Ashton: the first chapter from her YA novel about an unwilling alien fighter who has to rescue the boy she loves; Claudia Gray: a deleted scene from A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU; Dan Wells: the original John Cleaver free-write that inspired I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER; Erin Bowman: a deleted scene from TAKEN; Howard Tayler: a creative non-fiction story about life with mental illness; J Scott Savage: three original chapters that led to writing FARWORLD; Jennifer Moore: a deleted scene from BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD; Jessica Day George: a deleted scene from PRINCESS OF GLASS, where the main character plays poker with a witch; Josi Kilpack: the original opening scene to TRES LECHES CUPCAKE; Kiersten White: an original short story, set in a dystopian, sci-fi world; Larry Correia: a deleted fight scene from SWORDS OF EXODUS; Lauren Oliver: two deleted scenes from PANDEMONIUM, plus a hilarious scene about the plotting process; Luisa Perkins: a short story, “Seeing Red”–a modern-day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood; Mary Robinette Kowal: deleted scene from VALOUR AND VANITY (the scene was cut because readers thought the scene was trying to depict depression); Nancy Allen: bonus scene from BEAUTY AND THE CLOCKWORK BEAST; Robison Wells: an epilogue to FEEDBACK and the VARIANT duology; Sandra Tayler: a creative non-fiction piece called “Married To Depression”; Sara Zarr: a story featuring characters from one of Sara’s previously published novels; Sarah Eden: “Farewells” for LONGING FOR HOPE and HOPE SPRINGS; Seanan McGuire: The original opening for DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON; Shannon Hale: ”Ravenous,” a previously unpublished scifi short story; SJ Kincaid: the original first chapter of VORTEX, before it was entirely rewritten

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