Synopses & Reviews
Move over, urban fantasy—here comes suburban
fantasy. What self-respecting witch, vampire, or werewolf would be caught dead—or undead—anywhere but the Big City, you may ask? Look, lets give the uncanny crew a little credit for intelligence: If they had the smarts to see the advantage in packing up and moving into
the cities, why wouldnt they have the smarts to move out
of said cities if it looked like they could get a better quality-of-life/death elsewhere? (Tough enough going about your otherworldly business and evading the occasional mob wielding halogen torches and designer pitchforks, but have you ever seen
city real estate prices?)
So lets welcome our first group of supernatural suburbanites, the witches. Their powers are awesome, their methods of coping with the lumps, bumps, and idiosyncrasies of Suburbia are ingenious, and they always bring the loveliest gingerbread to the PTA bake sale. But whatever you do, dont try telling them that life in a non-city setting is bland, banal and boring, or you might get turned into . . . ribbit!
Stories of suburban sorcery by Harry Turtledove, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jan and S.M. Stirling, K. D. Wentworth, and more—including Esther Friesner herself.
This collection of fantasy chick lit features stories about witches who have happily settled in suburbia by authors including Harry Turtledove, Sarah A. Hoyt, Esther Friesner, and others. Original.
About the Author
Esther Friesner is winner twice over of the coveted Nebula Award (for the Years Best short Story, 1995 and 1996) and is the author of over thirty novels, including the USA Today
, and more than one hundred short stories. For Baen she edited the five popular “Chicks in Chainmail” anthologies. Her works have been published in the UK, Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Italy. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and two rambunctious cats.