By Elizabeth Hand
This can be Elizabeth Hand's long-awaited choice of brief tales, established round her Nebula and international fable Award-winning novella The final summer season at Mars Hill. There are 12 items in all right here, starting from these first released in locations like Interzone and Pulphouse to a two-page poem taken from the pages of Asimov's. even though many readers could be acquainted with Hand's longer works, corresponding to Glimmering or Waking the Moon, the following she indicates that she's a grasp of brief fiction besides. Her fashionable prose and willing insights make for a few fabulous tales. --Craig E. Engler
• “Last summer time at Mars Hill” copyright © 1994 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in fable and technology Fiction, August 1994.
• “The Erl King” copyright © 1993 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum four, edited by way of Lou Aronica, et al.
• “Justice” copyright © 1993 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in fable and technological know-how Fiction, July 1993.
• “Dionysus Dendrites” © 1993 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technology Fiction, June 1993.
• “The Have-Nots” © 1992 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technology Fiction, June 1992.
• “In the Month of Athyr” © 1992 by way of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Omni’s top technology Fiction , edited by means of Ellen Datlow.
• “Eagels Unaware” © 1992 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Interzone, December 1992.
• “The Bacchae” © 1991 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Interzone, July 1991.
• “Snow on Sugar Mountain” © 1991 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum three, edited by way of Lou Aronica, et al.
• “On the city Route” © 1989 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Pulphouse, Fall 1989.
• “The Boy within the Tree” © 1989 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum 2, edited by way of Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy.
• “Prince of Flowers” © 1988 by way of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Twilight quarter, February 1988.
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