Paths to the Stars: Twenty-Two Fantastical Tales of Imagination

Paths to the Stars: Twenty-Two Fantastical Tales of Imagination

by Edward Willett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999382704
Publisher: Shadowpaw Press
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction for all ages. He won the Canada's top science fiction award, the Aurora Award, for Best Long-Form Work in English in 2009 for Marseguro (DAW Books); the sequel, Terra Insegura, was shortlisted for the same award. Other science fiction books from DAW include Lost in Translation, The Cityborn, and the upcoming Worldshaper (September 2018), which will launch a new series. He's also the author of the fantasy novels Magebane (written as Lee Arthur Chane) and the Masks of Aygrima trilogy (written as E.C. Blake). Other titles include the five-book Shards of Excalibur series for Regina's Coteau Books, and the young adult fantasy Spirit Singer, which won the Regina Book Award at the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Awards.
Ed began his career as a reporter, photographer, columnist, cartoonist, and eventually editor for the Weyburn Review, then spent five years as communications officer for the then-fledgling Saskatchewan Science Centre. He's been a fulltime freelance writer (and actor and singer) for twenty-five years. His nonfiction runs the gamut from science books and biographies to local history. He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng., their teenaged daughter, Alice, and their black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw.

Table of Contents



1. The Minstrel

2. A Little Space Music

3. Strange Harvest

4. Waterlilies

5. Sins of the Father

6. The Path of Souls

7. Follow A Song

8. Memory Jam

9. The Rescue

10. Devil’s Architect

11. Moon Baby

12. The Daydark

13. The Wind

14. Lost in Translation

15. Texente Tela Veneris

16. Landscape With Alien

17. Janitor Work

18. The Strange One

19. I Count the Lights

20. The Mother’s Keepers

21. Fairy Tale

22. Je me Souviens

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Paths to the Stars: Twenty-Two Fantastical Tales of Imagination 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LitPick 9 months ago
Paths to the Stars is a collection of short stories by Edward Willett. The stories take place in the future, in space. They are fantastical stories about worlds beyond our own. This collection consists of multiple short stories of science fiction and adventure. Read as Edward Willett masterfully crafts short tales of adventure and exploration. Opinion: I was happily surprised by Paths to the Stars. I don’t normally read short stories and was very wary of trying this book. However, I’m glad I gave it a chance. I loved how pretty much every story in Paths to the Stars was intriguing, quick, and rarely boring. I loved how the plot moved so elegantly fast and how the characters were so different from those in a regular story. I think it helped that it was science fiction, so the author could really go as far as he wanted into the fictional realm. I don’t normally like stories with aliens in them. I’m not sure why, but it seems to always make me roll my eyes. However, Paths to the Stars didn’t make me annoyed a single time, even though aliens were present multiple times throughout the stories. I think it’s the way the author, Edward Willett, carefully wrote them out. He didn’t make them sound outlandish or weird, like your average Martian. They were very well-thought-out and had purpose. The author’s writing is absolutely beautiful. I must commend him for how beautifully all of his stories were written. The words just flowed off the page. It was an absolute delight to read. Overall, Paths to the Stars is an elegant, beautiful collection of short stories. I recommend it for anyone ages 12+. Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 19