'Enter a world where terrible secrets are hidden in a wind chime’s song.
Where crippled witches build magic from scrap.
And the beautiful dead dance for eternity.
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories collects the finest science fiction and horror short stories from award-winning writer Joanne Anderton. From mechanical spells scavenging a derelict starship to outback zombies and floating gardens of bone, these stories blur the lines between genres. A mix of freakish horror, dark visions of the future and the just plain weird, Anderton’s tales will draw you in – but never let you get comfortable' (publisher website).
'Zvonimir creates wind chimes that can summon the shadowy spirit of whatever they are made of. His old friend, war hero, and city Watchman, Casimir arrives at his door with the body of a murder victim, and asks him to build a wind chime from their bones. The city Necromancers have been unable to raise the victim’s spirit, and plagued by his own demons and doubts, Casimir turns again to his oldest friend — as he always does in his times of need. But Zvonimir can not foresee the song the bone chime will sing, or the impact it will have on both of them' (Joanne Anderton: Blog, Publications, Miscellany).
'Cyborg technology, a future world where computers are alive and revered as gods and people depend on them for food and heeling. The main character desperate to take her brother's place as cyborg sacrifice. Technology mixed with mysticism' (Tsana Dolichva, Tsana's Reads).
'An unending cycle of death and rebirth. A world long gone to hell. And a fence line built from the bones of the dead.'
Source: Author's blurb (http://joanneanderton.com/wordpress/shortstories/). (Sighted: 12/3/2015)