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Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Review

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhal and Anita Roy bring together 20 writers and artists to write a collection of short stories, screenplays, and comics in the book EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN. These authors include Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhal and Anita Roy but are not limited to the editors. Some of the other authors are Kuzhali Manickavel, Kate Constable, Vandana Singh, Nicki Greenburg and Amruta Patil. All of these authors hail from India or Australia, and all are incredibly passionate about promoting and ensuring equal rights for all women, which is why they all came together to write this collection of sci-fi and fantasy stories with strong and usually not at all subtle feminist themes.

"This collection of short stories, comics and screenplays has absolutely every type of fantasy and sci-fi story a young feminist could possibly want."

EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN ranges from a captivating retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” to an exciting adventure sprung from the “Chopped” of the future. This collection of short stories, comics and screenplays has absolutely every type of fantasy and sci-fi story a young feminist could possibly want. Each story is set either way in the future or in another universe or both. Each story brings a new discussion to the table and a new theme. While every short story is based in feminist roots, some stories have alternative themes too like about the environment or the dangers of technology.

In EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN, there are 17 stories being told from 17 different points of view and in multiple different ways. Each story stands alone and is unique from one another. The one thing holding them together is that each story is about empowering not only women but men too in their own way. Women and men and boys and girls work to make their voices heard, accomplish their goals, work to be free, or just find some happiness.

I enjoyed EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN quite a bit. EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN was a nice fun read. I also appreciated the fact that all the comics, short stories and other works were written/created by a women or multiple women. It put a nice touch on the book. I found that the stories that I liked, I really enjoyed reading. There were a few stories I did not like as much, but that’s more about my own personal tastes than how well they were written. And the plus side to collections of stories like EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN is that you do not have to read all of the stories. You just have to read the ones that our interesting to you. I found that some of my personal favorites were “Cooking Time,” “Cast Out,” “What a Stone Can’t Feel” and “Backstage Pass.”

If you enjoy books that have collections like these, I strongly suggest reading EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN. Or if you are looking for just a quick fun read, EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN can be that book for you too. Also, if you’re a feminist and you enjoy sci-fi or fantasy, EAT THE SKY DRINK THE OCEAN was actually made for you, so go ahead and give it a read.

Reviewed by Rebecca D., Teen Board Member on April 9, 2018

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
Edited by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy