Bloody Fabulous

Bloody Fabulous

by Ekaterina Sedia, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Sandra McDonald
     
 

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Lace. Leather. Open collars over exquisite collarbones. A single red drop on paper-white cuffs. From the brocade extravagance of the Unseelie courts to the ubiquitous leather of supernatural detectives to the old-fashioned good taste of wealthy vampires - we are as familiar with fantasy protagonists' attire as we are with their paranormal deed. Tales of tormented

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Lace. Leather. Open collars over exquisite collarbones. A single red drop on paper-white cuffs. From the brocade extravagance of the Unseelie courts to the ubiquitous leather of supernatural detectives to the old-fashioned good taste of wealthy vampires - we are as familiar with fantasy protagonists' attire as we are with their paranormal deed. Tales of tormented designers and well-dressed vampires strut into spotlight in this anthology of fantasy tales focusing on the world of fashion and its intersection with the uncanny.

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Publishers Weekly
Sedia (Moscow but Dreaming) turns the spotlight on fashion in this ensemble of 14 stories. Six pieces are reprints, anchored by Holly Black’s “Coat of Stars,” a lovely take on the timeless story of winning back a lover from the faeries. Highlights include Genevieve Valentine’s “Bespoke,” the poignant tale of a seamstress who can only live vicariously through her time-traveling customers, and Kelly Link’s “The Faery Handbag,” featuring a lost accessory that contains far more than lipstick. Eight original stories by both established and up-and-coming authors enhance the collection: Maria V. Snyder’s striking “Capturing Images” celebrates out-of-the-box thinking when a photographer needs to take an impossible picture, John Chu’s intriguing “Incomplete Proofs” gives a new twist to the mathematical science of tailoring, and a banshee rediscovers her heritage in Sandra McDonald’s romantic “Dress Code.” While some stories may not click with all readers, the uniformly strong writing makes this tasty sampler a fine foray into the fashionable side of speculative fiction. (Nov.)

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ISBN-13:
9781607013600
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 3.70(d)

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