Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

by Ysabeau S. Wilce

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Overview

Praise for Ysabeau S. Wilce's previous books:

"This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative language, and tantalizing glimpses of history."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

These inter-connected stories are set in an opulent quasi-historical world of magick and high manners called the Republic of Califa. The Republic is a strangely familiar place—a baroque approximation of Gold Rush era-California with an overlay of Aztec ceremony—yet the characters who populate it are true originals: rockstar magicians, murderous gloves, bouncing boy terrors, blue tinted butlers, sentient squids, and a three-year-old Little Tiny Doom and her vengeful pink plush pig. By turn whimsical and horrific (sometime in the same paragraph), Wilce's stories have been characterized as "screwball comedies for goths" but they could also be described as "historical fantasies" or "fanciful histories" for there are nuggets of historical fact hidden in them there lies.

Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of Flora Segunda, Andre Norton Award–winner Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has published work in Asimov's, Steampunk!, and Fantasy&Science Fiction. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618730909
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Publication date: 10/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 457 KB

About the Author

Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of Flora Segunda, Andre Norton Award winner Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has published work in Asimov's, Steampunk!, and Fantasy&Science Fiction. She lives in San Francisco. yswilce.com

Table of Contents

The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror!
Quartermaster Returns
Metal More Attractive
The Lineaments of Gratified Desire
Lovelocks
Hand in Glove
The Shavetail

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