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Firebirds: An Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Synopses & Reviews
Firebirds is more than simply an anthology — it is a celebration of wonderful writing. It gathers together sixteen original stories by some of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. Together, they have won virtually every major prize — from the National Book Award to the World Fantasy Award to the Newbery Medal — and have made best-seller lists worldwide. These authors, including Lloyd Alexander (The Chronicles of Prydain), Diana Wynne Jones (The Merlin Conspiracy), Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Patricia A. McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), Meredith Ann Pierce (The Darkangel Trilogy), and Nancy Farmer (The House of the Scorpion), each with his or her own inimitable style, tell stories that will entertain, provoke, startle, amuse, and resonate long after the last page has been turned.
The writers featured in Firebirds all share a connection to Firebird Books, an imprint that is dedicated to publishing the best fantasy and science fiction for teenage and adult readers.
This special anthology contains 16 original stories that showcase some of the genre's most admired authors, including multiple award-winners Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, and Patricia A. McKillip. Illustrations.
Firebird-the imprint-is dedicated to publishing the best fantasy and science fiction for teenage and adult readers. Firebirds is an equally special anthology. Its sixteen original stories showcase some of the genre's most admired authors, including multiple award-winners Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, Nancy Farmer, Meredith Ann Pierce, and Patricia A. McKillip. Here you will find a sparkling range of writing, from dark humor to high sword and sorcery to traditional ballads-something for every sort of reader. Finally, to make this anthology even more of a standout, it appears first as a deluxe, jacketed hardcover. Welcome to Firebirds-a must-have for fans of contemporary speculative fiction.
Edited by Sharyn November.
About the Author
Sharyn November is the editor of Firebird Books.
Table of Contents
Cotillion / Delia Sherman — The baby in the night deposit box / Megan Whalen Turner — Beauty / Sherwood Smith — Mariposa / Nancy Springer — Max Mondrosch / Lloyd Alexander — The fall of Ys / Meredith Ann Pierce — Medusa / Michael Cadnum — The black fox / Emma Bull (adaptation) and Charles Vess (illustrations) — Byndley / Patricia A. McKillip — The lady of the ice garden / Kara Dalkey — Hope chest / Garth Nix — Chasing the wind / Little Dot / Diana Wynne Jones — Remember me / Nancy Farmer — Flotsam / Nina Kiriki Hoffman — The flying woman / Laurel Winter.
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