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Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories of Califa

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"The Republic of Califa — remarkably like the U.S. Old West, were it saturated with chaotic and cunning magic — is long past its glory days, but the wild stories remain. Wilce (the Flora Segunda series) leaps into this rollicking past with the 'true' story of Springheel Jack in 'The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror!' and only gets more fantastical from there. 'Quartermaster Returns' demonstrates that great lengths are sometimes required to get someone to square their debts. In 'Scaring the Shavetail,' Arizona soldiers invoke dangerous magic to rid themselves of a naïve and inexperienced commander. Each rowdy and bloody story is followed by an afterword judging its historical and mythical merits, in one case determining that the work was 'utter balderdash.' Magic and mundane mix and crash like a party falling in with a bar fight; sigils might be dug out of a mine alongside gold nuggets, and settlers die by daemon attack as often as by high-noon showdown or an Apache knife. Historical fantasy fans will want to saddle up with Wilce's boisterous and skewed chronicle. Agent: Michael Stearns, Upstart Crow. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A Norton Award winner's debut collection of sparking and baroque stories of alternate California.

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 and Science Fiction. She lives in San Francisco. yswilce.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781618730893
Author:
Wilce, Ysabeau S.
Publisher:
Small Beer Press
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 272 pages Small Beer Press - English 9781618730893 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Republic of Califa — remarkably like the U.S. Old West, were it saturated with chaotic and cunning magic — is long past its glory days, but the wild stories remain. Wilce (the Flora Segunda series) leaps into this rollicking past with the 'true' story of Springheel Jack in 'The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror!' and only gets more fantastical from there. 'Quartermaster Returns' demonstrates that great lengths are sometimes required to get someone to square their debts. In 'Scaring the Shavetail,' Arizona soldiers invoke dangerous magic to rid themselves of a naïve and inexperienced commander. Each rowdy and bloody story is followed by an afterword judging its historical and mythical merits, in one case determining that the work was 'utter balderdash.' Magic and mundane mix and crash like a party falling in with a bar fight; sigils might be dug out of a mine alongside gold nuggets, and settlers die by daemon attack as often as by high-noon showdown or an Apache knife. Historical fantasy fans will want to saddle up with Wilce's boisterous and skewed chronicle. Agent: Michael Stearns, Upstart Crow. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A Norton Award winner's debut collection of sparking and baroque stories of alternate California.

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