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Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
     

Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy

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by Sharyn November, Sharon Shinn, Diana Wynne Jones, Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey
 

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Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and-best of all-the unexpected. The one thing readers can count on is marvelous writing. Firebirds Rising proves once again that Firebird is a gathering place

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Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and-best of all-the unexpected. The one thing readers can count on is marvelous writing. Firebirds Rising proves once again that Firebird is a gathering place for writers and readers of speculative fiction from teenage to adult, from the United States to Europe, Asia, and beyond.

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At their best, [the stories] combine humor, character, and surprise with remarkable depth. (The Horn Book)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142405499
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
Firebirds Series , #2
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.66(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Tanith Lee is one of the leading fantasy authors working today. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections, among them the bestselling Flat Earth Series. She has won the World Fantasy Award numerous times as well as the August Derleth Award.
Patricia A. McKillip is a winner of the World Fantasy Award, and the author of many fantasy novels, including The Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy, Stepping from the Shadows, and The Cygnet and the Firebird. She lives in Oregon.
Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by  Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

Over the past twenty-four years, Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold novels, juvenile and media tie-in books, short story collections, and more than two hundred short stories. Her works have been finalists for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, and Endeavour awards. Her first novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones, won a Stoker Award. Nina's YA novel Spirits that Walk in Shadow and her science fiction novel Catalyst were published in 2006. Her fantasy novel Fall of Light will be published by Ace Books in May.

Alison Goodman was born in Australia and after a bit of wandering, now lives in her beloved hometown, Melbourne. She was the 1999 D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a master of arts, and teaches creative writing at the postgraduate level.
Ellen Klages was born a in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Philosophy.

“It teaches you to ask questions and think logically, which are useful skills for just about any job.” she says. “But when I looked in the Want Ads under P, no philosophers. I’ve been a pinball mechanic, a photographer, and done paste-up for a printer.

“I’ve lived in San Francisco most of my adult life. The city wears its past in layers, glimpses of other eras visible on every street. I love to look through old newspapers and photos, trying to piece together its stories.

“I was at the Exploratorium, a hands-on science museum, working as proofreader, when they were looking for a science writer to do a children’s science activity book. No science background, but I convinced my boss that in order to ‘translate’ from a PhD physicist, I had to ask lots of questions, just like a curious kid. I got the job.

“My desk was covered with baking soda, Elmer’s glue, balloons, soap bubbles, and dozens of other common objects that became experiments, and the office echoed with the ‘Science-at-Home’ team saying, ‘Wow! Look at this!’

“My co-writer, Pat Murphy, a science-fiction author, encouraged me to write stories of my own. I’ve now sold more than a dozen. “Basement Magic,” a fairy tale set at the beginning of the Space Age, won the Nebula Award in 2005.

The Green Glass Sea is not science fiction, but it is fiction about science. And history and curiosity.”

Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco. The Green Glass Sea is her first novel.

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (www.lcrw.net).
Alan Dean Foster is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels, including most recently, Jed the Dead.

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Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book out of random at my local library, and loved the first it at first. As I read along, some stories were a bit fast-paced and diffacult to grasp, and others didn't really have enough edge to make them amazing. But, with such short stories, usually this happens. You're going to like some more then others. Blood Roses, for example, was one that was a bit jumbled up, I had to think it over and get things straight before I read too far. I loved that there was more sci-fi in this one than the first book, though. Despite the diffaculties to understand, this book was amazing, and I'll recommend it highly to anyone who doesn't like reading through the same story and plot for 500 pages, or people who like to think about the meaning of what they're reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved the short stories but i didn't like it how they didn't finnish the stories, i would of LOVED to buy and read them!!!
Travis Potter More than 1 year ago
it was okay