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On B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG, Jeff Somers includes Ellen Klages’ WICKED WONDERS in The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of May 2017.
Klages offers up a collection of short fiction that wanders across the spectrum of sci-fi and fantasy—and beyond, dipping a toe or two into non-genre tales. Along the way, her vibrant imagination finds deep pleasures in unusual premises, including an astronaut on Mars who discovers her pregnancy has determined her fate, ladies who lunch ever-so-politely delving into a dark side of quantum mechanics, and a player trapped inside a series of board games, and at the mercy of a fairy queen. Klages surprises in each story, but maintains a sense of humanity and warmth throughout that transforms her tales from narrative experiments into powerful observations of the human (and non-human) condition.
Cheryl Eddy at IO9 mentions the title in 20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May.
The author of THE GREEN GLASS SEA presents her second short-story collection of “lyrical stories with vintage flair” (topics include: life on Mars, gambling with fairies), with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler.
AMAZON includes the collection among its Best Books of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy.
For more info on WICKED WONDERS, visit the Tachyon page.
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