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Dark Mondays
     

Dark Mondays

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by Kage Baker
 

Kage Baker (author of the popular Company series) delivers a collection that explores the dark and fantastic sides of her writing. This collection is anchored by an original novella involving pirates.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera,

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Kage Baker (author of the popular Company series) delivers a collection that explores the dark and fantastic sides of her writing. This collection is anchored by an original novella involving pirates.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this enchanting, if melancholy, story collection from Hugo- and Nebula Award-nominee Baker (Mother Aegypt), the supernatural matter-of-factly touches the shabby lives of people in small, isolated towns, providing resolution and revelation. In "Calamari Curls," a legless war veteran who owns a divey chowder house sees his clientele dwindle with the opening of the titular upscale restaurant until a supernatural solution eliminates the competition and forestalls gentrification of his run-down coastal California town. "Events are only as real as we make them," realizes a Catholic priest in "Monkey Day" (also set in California), which pits him and an imaginative boy against an elementary school teacher whose nonbelief protects her from fantastical violence. In "The Maid on the Shore," a sprawling novella set in the 17th-century West Indies, English pirates are helped to bloody victory against the Spanish by a beautiful girl who embodies the fury of war. Though Baker's uncanny plot-turns often feel inorganic to her stories, she grapples vigorously with moral and philosophical conundrums. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597800518
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Dark Mondays 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One hundred percent worth reading. A sure page turner.