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The Collected Stories: Vol. 2

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Crossing the boundaries between fabulist literature, science fiction, and magical realism, the stories in this second volume of the Carol Emshwiller collection offer a valuable glimpse into the evolution of her ideas and style during her more than 50-year career. Including all of her fiction to date and additional stories not available in the first volume, this selection of 56 of Emshwiller’s works demonstrate a range that is impressive and exemplifies her refusal to be labeled or to stick to ...

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Overview

Crossing the boundaries between fabulist literature, science fiction, and magical realism, the stories in this second volume of the Carol Emshwiller collection offer a valuable glimpse into the evolution of her ideas and style during her more than 50-year career. Including all of her fiction to date and additional stories not available in the first volume, this selection of 56 of Emshwiller’s works demonstrate a range that is impressive and exemplifies her refusal to be labeled or to stick to one genre. This exhilarating new collection marks the first time many of the early stories have been published in book form and is evidence of the genius of Emshwiller, one of America’s most versatile and imaginative authors.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Emshwiller's readers know her as a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction."  —Urusula K. Guin, award-winning author, Lavinia

"First and foremost, Emshwiller is a poet—with a poet's sensibility, precision, and magic. She revels in the sheer taste and sound of words, she infuses them with an extraordinary vitality and sense of life."  —Newsday

"Emshwiller is a writer of fierce intellectual honesty and clarity of vision, and when she combines this with the deep empathy and marvelous wit that she seems to have grown more comfortable with in recent years, no one can match her."  —Locus magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933065380
  • Publisher: NonStop Press
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Pages: 536

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, Mister Boots, The Mount, The Secret City, 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 New York City.

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