Reviews

“This book is a logophile's dream—a left-field collection of stories inspired by winning words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anyone who has ever spent an hour or two happily browsing the pages of a dictionary will find something to love here.”
--Kevin Brockmeier, author of A Brief History of the Dead

“Your book pays a beautiful tribute to the beauty, potential, versatility and history that lie within so many words and the English language as a whole. In other words, it encapsulates what it was that drove my competition in spelling bees and what drives my passion for language today.”
--Nupur Lala, 1999 National Spelling Bee Champion; Winning word: “logorrhea”

“Delightful.... A treat for dictionary hounds and vocabulary-challenged word lovers everywhere.”
--Booklist

 “After reading these excellent stories, you'll enjoy dropping words at cocktail parties - and feigning shock when forced to explain them to your uneducated friends.”
--Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)

“All of the stories in this collection are soundly written, some containing passages of lyric beauty and some playful and alluring. Some like Paulo Bacigalupi’s tale of murder, “Softer,” are chilling in tone. But each is worthy reading. Not all the stories will suit every reader’s taste, but it’s a good bet that at least one of them will.”
--The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

“A delightful anthology.”
--Rich Horton, Locus

“This compelling collection of tales was inspired by the Scripps National Spelling Bee's winning words. The stories, as a whole, are fantastical, haunting and sometimes downright bizarre. Not only will the collection expand your vocabulary, your perception of the world may shift as well.”
--Romantic Times

“It’s the kind of list that makes the authors you might not be familiar with interesting simply for the company they keep. Each story is prefaced by a dictionary definition of the word that inspires it. Inspires applies to the concept, the authors included and the gorgeous design and layout of the book. Buy it immediately.”
--The Agony Column

Logorrhea is a fine anthology, weird and versatile, a wonderful concept rewardingly realized.”
--Nick Gevers, Locus

“I urge you to seek out Logorrhea which has not only some winning spelling bee words but some very winning stories.”
--SF Revu

 “I'm sure if you pick this book up, you'll be capable of choosing your own favourites and if nothing else, leaving it on the coffee table is sure to arouse curiosity.”
--SF Crows Nest