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Word Puppets
by Mary Robinette Kowal


Overview - "Kowal's short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written . . . sending] readers off on a breathless trip to the stars." - Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

Celebrated as the author of five acclaimed historical fantasy novels in the Glamourist series, Mary Robinette Kowal is also well known as an award-winning author of short science fiction and fantasy.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Kowal's short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written . . . sending] readers off on a breathless trip to the stars." - Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

Celebrated as the author of five acclaimed historical fantasy novels in the Glamourist series, Mary Robinette Kowal is also well known as an award-winning author of short science fiction and fantasy. Her stories encompass a wide range of themes, a covey of indelible characters, and settings that span from Earth's past to its near and far futures as well as even farther futures beyond. Alternative history, fairy tales, adventure, fables, science fiction (both hard and soft), fantasy (both epic and cozy)-nothing is beyond the reach of her unique talent. WORD PUPPETS-the first comprehensive collection of Kowal's extraordinary fiction-includes her two Hugo-winning stories, a Hugo nominee, an original story set in the world of "The Lady Astronaut of Mars," and fourteen other show-stopping tales.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781607014560
  • ISBN-10: 1607014564
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Collections & Anthologies
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Collections & Anthologies

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Kowals short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written. These 19 tales vary widely. The Bound Man spans ages within a dramatic alternate world; Chrysalis examines a single segment of an alien life cycle. Characters struggle to sort out difficult interfamilial relationships on a generation ship in For Want of a Nail. Readers will sympathize with a teenage girl who is both stereotypically American and undeniably fae in American Changeling. Some stories, such as The White Phoenix Feather, offer a moment of laughter to lighten the mood, but even within the humor, the writing is serious in execution, style, and timing. Kowal sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Nov.)

 
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