The Scott O’Dell
award-winning author of THE GREEN GLASS SEA returns with her second
collection: a new decade of lyrical stories with vintage flair.
Inside of these
critically-acclaimed tales are memorable characters who are smart,
subversive, and singular. A rebellious child identifies with wicked
Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry
share a last melancholy morning before emigration to another planet.
A prep-school girl requires more than mere luck to win at dice with a
faerie. Ladies who lunch keeping dividing that one last bite of
dessert in the paradox of female politeness.
Whether on a habitat
on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages’
wicked, wondrous adventures full of brazenness, wit, empathy, and
Photo by Scott R. Kline
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler
- The Education of a Witch
- Amicae Aeternum
- Mrs. Zeno’s Paradox
- Singing on a Star
- Hey, Presto
- Echoes of Aurora
- Friday Night at St. Cecilia’s
- Caligo Lane
- Goodnight Moons
- Gone to the Library
- Household Management
- Sponda the Suet Girl and the Secret of the French Pearl
- The Scary Ham
- Afterword: Why I Write Short Fiction
WICKED WONDERS comes your way this spring.
For more info on WICKED WONDERS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story