In celebration of the legendary Carol Emshwiller’s 94th birthday, we are giving away a *SIGNED* copy of I LIVE WITH YOU.
Born April 12, 1921, the acclaimed author of THE MOUNT, THE SECRET CITY, THE START OF THE END OF IT ALL, MASTER OF THE ROAD TO NOWHERE, and I LIVE WITH YOU, Carol Emshwiller has won The Pushcart Prize, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick awards. In 2005, she was given the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
All of us at Tachyon wish the sensational Carol a happy birthday!
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“a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction.”
—Ursula K. LeGuin
“…the most inventive mind in science fiction.”
—Karen Joy Fowler
I LIVE WITH YOU is a sophisticated collection of fierce, compassionate fiction marked by an absurdist sense of humor. A contemporary of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Fay Weldon, Carol Emshwiller has been lauded for her originality and lyricism. These striking short stories skillfully explore themes of war, seduction, and censorship: An Eden emerges from the wreckage of burning books in “The Library,” “Boys” sets a weary general and his sons against a village of determined mothers, and “I Live With You (and You Don’t Know It)” brings a necessary chaos from an uninvited guest.
“…Carol’s stories turn the corner into another dimension.”
—Harlan Ellison, author of Shatterday
“The woman is a genius, period…. You must, must, must not miss this collection.”
“Emshwiller consistently pokes holes through the fabrications of our lives and reminds me of the power literature has to change the way we think.”
—Books to Watch Out For
“A collection that manages to remind us of great writers like George Saunders, Grace Paley, and Harlan Ellison all at once, although Emshwiller is a unique and wonderful writer in her own right.”
—Time Out Chicago
“Compassion and a sly sense of humor shape the insight-filled fiction…. Lyrical and resonant….”
“Her eye for detail and ear for poetry allow her to create compact fables that resonate beyond their immediate settings.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Emshwiller’s strange, often sad, and beautiful stories linger, unfolding long after reading them.”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Eileen Gunn: Do Not Remove This Tag
- Bountiful City
- Cool People
- Gliders Though They Be
- I Live With You (and You Don’t Know It)
- My General
- See No Evil, Feel No Joy
- The Assassin or Being the Loved One
- The Doctor
- The Library
- The Prince of Mules
- Carol Emshwiller’s WisCon Speech
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Covers by Ann Monn.