A Memory of Wind [NOOK Book]

Overview

The heroes are eager to sail to Troy for war, but the wind is still. To fill their sails and set out, they must sacrifice Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia--and how does a human girl become the wind?  The starkness and psychological insight of Rachel Swirsky’s Tor.com story earned it a place among the finalists for the 2010 Nebula Award.

 

Rachel Swirsky's short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Subterranean Magazine , among others, and has been ...

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A Memory of Wind

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Overview

The heroes are eager to sail to Troy for war, but the wind is still. To fill their sails and set out, they must sacrifice Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia--and how does a human girl become the wind?  The starkness and psychological insight of Rachel Swirsky’s Tor.com story earned it a place among the finalists for the 2010 Nebula Award.

 

Rachel Swirsky's short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Subterranean Magazine , among others, and has been collected in Year's Best anthologies edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. She is also the submissions editor of Podcastle, an audio fantasy magazine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429948197
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: A Tor.com Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 298,132
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

Rachel Swirsky’s short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Subterranean Magazine, among others, and been collected in Year’s Best anthologies edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. She is also the submissions editor of Podcastle, an audio fantasy magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    cultural must

    This short story was suprisingly in depth and emotional. You really feel her world crumbling around her and the thoughts that it provokes. A great insight into the mind of the girl who gave the Macenaens wind.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

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    Lovely

    This 20pg short reminded me very strongly of Grendel in that it took a classic tale and re-imaged part of it by telling the story from a completely different perspective. I'd recommend this to anyone with interest in classical mythology. I'd also recommend it to anyone with interest in feminist theory since the tale does a lot of gender expectations break downs really well really quickly/ Fascinating read.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

    Very Very Interesting.

    This book was very different from what I normally read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It's written from the girl's point of view, and really shows her anger, sadness, and curiosity, in a way that doesn't leave you confused about what she meant. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for one of the few decent free books on here.

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  • Posted September 17, 2010

    Great read!

    Might have been a short story, but was a great story. It gave another side to an old story. I loved it.

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

    31 pages for a BOOK

    wasting time

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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