With the help of fine folks over at GOODREADS, we’re giving away Ellen Klages’ delightful WICKED WONDERS.
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“Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages (The Green Glass Sea).”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
by Ellen Klages
The award-winning author of THE GREEN GLASS SEA returns with smart and subversive new tales.
“Delightful. Disturbing. Delicious. And always, her prose is gorgeous. Klages is one of my favourite authors.”
—Nalo Hopkinson, author of The Salt Roads and Falling in Love with Hominids
A rebellious child identifies with Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share one last morning on Earth. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness. At summer camp, a young girl discovers the heartbreak of forbidden love.
“Every time you think you know where an Ellen Klages story is going, she pulls another fast one. Wicked Wonders is fancy in every sense of the word.”
—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages’ wicked, wondrous adventures full of cheeky wit, empathy, and courage.
“Recaptures some of the innocence and enchantment of childhood, in a series of tales by turn evocative, romantic and poignant … In Klages’s fictional worlds, girls and women have the power to direct their lives, save others and, using mathematics and physics, push the boundaries of what is possible.”
—The Idle Woman
- 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
“A shimmering cornucopia of language, emotion, and surprises rich with meaning. No one gives us the terrible innocence and longings of childhood better than Ellen Klages. These stories are fabulous, in every sense of that multi-faceted word.”
—Nancy Kress, author of After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
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Cover design by Elizabeth Story