If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again

If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again

by Zen Cho

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Overview

2019 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novelette.

A hapless imugi is determined to attain the form of a full-fledged dragon and gain entry to the gates of heaven. For a long time, things don't go well. Then, it meets a girl. The B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog presents an original short story by Campbell Award-nominated author Zen Cho.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161637692
Publisher: B&N SFF Originals
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,827
File size: 821 KB

About the Author

Zen Cho is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and the editor of the anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia. A nominee for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, her short fiction has been honor-listed for the Carl Brandon Society Awards. Her debut novel, Sorcerer to the Crown—about magic, intrigue and politics in Regency London—won a British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer and was a Locus Awards finalist for Best First Novel. Her next novel, The True Queen, will be published in March 2019. She was born and raised in Malaysia and lives in the UK. Follow her on Twitter @zenaldehyde.

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If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Love this story. Interesting relationship between the characters. Great fantasy and dragons story.
Murasake More than 1 year ago
This fantasy story is a 2019 Hugo finalist for Best Novelette. Byam is an imguri, a kind of magical, giant worm, and it wants to become a dragon. It studies The Way, it consults monks, it works very hard, and it keeps trying. We see three attempts over three thousand years. Things are not going well for Byam. For its last attempt, the disrupting factor is a human woman, Leslie Han, who looks up, sees it, and says, "An imguri!" Byam is not inclined to forgive the sabotage. It sets out to find this new, unfamiliar kind of monk, and exact revenge What follows is unexpected, strange, sweet, and in the end, completely satisfying. Highly recommended.
Murasake More than 1 year ago
This fantasy story is a 2019 Hugo finalist for Best Novelette. Byam is an imguri, a kind of magical, giant worm, and it wants to become a dragon. It studies The Way, it consults monks, it works very hard, and it keeps trying. We see three attempts over three thousand years. Things are not going well for Byam. For its last attempt, the disrupting factor is a human woman, Leslie Han, who looks up, sees it, and says, "An imguri!" Byam is not inclined to forgive the sabotage. It sets out to find this new, unfamiliar kind of monk, and exact revenge What follows is unexpected, strange, sweet, and in the end, completely satisfying. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago