Somewhere Beneath Those Waves

Somewhere Beneath Those Waves

by Sarah Monette
     
 

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The first non-themed collection of critically acclaimed author Sarah Monette''s best short fiction. To paraphrase Hugo-award winner Elizabeth Bear's introduction: "Monette's prose is lapidary, her ideas are fantastical and chilling. She has studied the craft of fantastic fiction from the pens of masters and mistresses of the genre. She is a poet of the awkward and… See more details below

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The first non-themed collection of critically acclaimed author Sarah Monette''s best short fiction. To paraphrase Hugo-award winner Elizabeth Bear's introduction: "Monette's prose is lapidary, her ideas are fantastical and chilling. She has studied the craft of fantastic fiction from the pens of masters and mistresses of the genre. She is a poet of the awkward and the uncertain, exalter of the outcast, the outre, and the downright weird. There is nothing else quite like Sarah Monette's fiction."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Monette’s lyrical tales vacillate between despair and hope in this powerful collection. The 25 short stories touch on such weighty topics as the substantial consequences of saving the world, or how ghosts eventually out their killers with frightening results for those who hear and see the revelations. While the tales may be carried by their unusual environments and dilemmas, Monette displays an equally strong gift for characterization. The pair of paranormal investigators in “A Night in Electric Squidland” and “Impostors” are such strong characters that they merit their own, larger work; the gender-bending spy of “Amante Dorée” is a heartbreakingly compelling protagonist. Though the tales vary in theme and tone, there is not a weak note in the collection, and both fans and new readers will be drawn into Monette’s strange and imaginative worlds. (Jan.)
Library Journal
In a world where vampires rule the night, a human insomniac makes a startling discovery in "The World Without Sleep." A young woman visiting the maritime museum in a seaside town aids a local selkie and uncovers the secret behind a strange collection of ship figureheads in "Somewhere Beneath Those Waves Was Her Home." These and 25 other tales and one poem make up this standout collection by one of fantasy's most elegant and dazzling writers (Melusine), who pushes the boundaries of emotional content and modern storytelling. VERDICT Monette invites comparison with Tanith Lee, Storm Constantine, and Jacqueline Carey for her sensuously evocative prose and strong yet delicate storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607013051
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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