Portable Childhoods

Portable Childhoods

by Ellen Klages, Neil Gaiman
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Tachyon Publications

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Portable Childhoods

“Brilliant stories.”
Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

“There are so many smart, sweet, funny, troubling treats here about so many things—childhood, chefs, God, barber shops, the atomic bomb—that it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Just read them all! They’re great!“
—Connie Willis, author of To Say Nothing of the Dog

This long-awaited first short fiction collection from Scott O'Dell award-winning author Ellen Klages ( The Green Glass Sea ), offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. Includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic” as well as the story that became The Green Glass Sea .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892391452
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,309,601
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Neil Gaiman

“A Taste of Summer”
“Basement Magic”
“Be Prepared”
“Clip Art”
“Flying Over Water”
“Guys Day Out”
“In the House of the Seven Libraries”
“Intelligent Design”
“Möbius, Stripped of a Muse”
“Portable Childhoods”
“Ringing Up Baby”
“The Feed Bag”
“The GreenGlass Sea”
“Time Gypsy”
“Travel Agency”


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Portable Childhoods 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So many great stories in one volume. My favorite is 'In the House of the Seven Librarians.' Anyone who likes fantastic literature will find something to love in this amazing book.