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Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness Mike Allen

Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness

Mike Allen

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2: More Tales of Beauty and StrangenessStory marries style. The result is a cornucopia of modern cutting-edge fantasy.The second volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature dares to surpass theMoreCLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2: More Tales of Beauty and StrangenessStory marries style. The result is a cornucopia of modern cutting-edge fantasy.The second volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature dares to surpass the first, with works that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, that arent afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques, and yet seamlessly blend form with meaningful function. The effervescent offerings found within these pages come from some of todays most distinguished contemporary fantasists and brilliant rising newcomers.Whether its a touch of literary erudition, playful whimsy, extravagant style, or mind-blowing philosophical speculation and insight, the reader will be led into unfamiliar territory, there to find shock and delight.Contents:Introduction / Mike Allen --Three friends / Claude Lalumière --Six / Leah Bobet --Once a goddess / Marie Brennan --Angel dust / Ian McHugh --Endangered camp / Ann Leckie --At the edge of dying / Mary Robinette Kowal --Hooves and the hovel of Abdel Jameela / Saladin Ahmed --Pain of glass / Tanith Lee --Fish of Al-Kawthars fountain / Joanna Galbraith --Secret history of mirrors / Catherynne M. Valente --Never nor ever / Forrest Aguirre --each thing I show you is a piece of my death / Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer --Open the door and the light pours through / Kelly Barnhill --Rosemary, thats for remembrance / Barbara Krasnoff --When we moved on / Steve Rasnic Tem --Pinions / The authors.Allen finds his groove for this second annual anthology of weird stories, selecting 16 wonderfully evocative, well-written tales... Each story fits neatly alongside the next, and the diversity of topics, perspectives and authors makes this cosmopolitan anthology a winner.--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review