That Bronies book

(Previously mentioned here.)

Despite the title, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies is not specifically aimed at adult fans of My Little Pony. It is, however, a wonderfully eclectic collection of contemporary short stories in which ponies of various descriptions play substantial roles, and the afterword by editor L. Lambert Lawson explains how those stories, like the MLP: Friendship is Magic series, contribute to the ongoing effort to upset, or at least rattle, the gender-role applecart. The highlight of the book is Kij Johnson’s “Ponies,” which won a Nebula Award, but all of these tales are worth some of your time; I think my favorite might be Kristy Buzbee’s Western (yes!) “How Bacon Saved the Pony Express.”

(See also Rebecca Angel’s review for Wired.)

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