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A sophisticated collection of fierce, tender fiction marked by absurdist humor, these striking short stories skillfully explore themes of war, seduction, and censorship. An Eden emerges from the wreckage and destruction of burning books in "The Library." "Boys" sets a weary general and his sons against a village of determined mothers, and "I Live with You" brings a chaos from an uninvited guest. Filled with originality and lyricism, this collection is a must for science fiction ...

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Overview

A sophisticated collection of fierce, tender fiction marked by absurdist humor, these striking short stories skillfully explore themes of war, seduction, and censorship. An Eden emerges from the wreckage and destruction of burning books in "The Library." "Boys" sets a weary general and his sons against a village of determined mothers, and "I Live with You" brings a chaos from an uninvited guest. Filled with originality and lyricism, this collection is a must for science fiction and adventure fans.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"Emshwiller's strange, often sad, and beautiful stories linger, unfolding long after reading them."
Seattle Times
Wildy colorful, disturbingly funny, impossible to predict and undeniably transformative.
Newsday
[Emshwiller] revels in the sheer taste and sound of words . . . infuses them with an extraordinary vitality and sense of life.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Her eye for detail and ear for poetry allow her to create compact fables that resonate beyond their immediate settings.
Publishers Weekly
Compassion and a sly sense of humor shape the insight-filled fiction that makes up this collection from Hugo- and Nebula-winner Emshwiller (Report to the Men's Club). Skirting the border between fantasy and SF, the 12 stories, all published since 2002, feature broadly drawn characters and situations that give them the universality of fables. "Boys," one of several explorations of the theme of war, is narrated by a nameless young man who, like all boys his age, is snatched from his town by men to become a soldier. "The Library," "The Assassin or Being the Loved One" and "My General" all till the same ground, depicting men as instinctively drawn to war and women as inherently nurturing and forgiving of the boys they raise to become men. Emshwiller presents the intransigence of the sexes as both tragic and comic, especially in "Coo People" and other stories of love-smitten aliens seducing human lovers with wildly unpredictable results. Lyrical and resonant, these tales will appeal to lovers of fiction with a speculative edge. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616960315
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Emshwiller has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Pushcart Prize. She has received the Philip K. Dick, Hugo, and Nebula awards for her novels and short stories, which include Carmen Dog, The Mount, and The Start of the End of It All. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Omni, and The Voice Literary Supplement. She lives in Bishop, California.

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