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Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and W orld Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but grow ing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see her friends there. Just when she’s almost despaired of ever going back, September finds she is back – after a brisk lecture on prepositions. A thrilling new adventure unfolds during which September plays a vital role in saving Fairyland from the moon-Yeti and his dastardly plan. A roller coaster of magical invention this story is vividly realised creating a wonderful world view for its readers.
This witty and dark re-working of the ‘fairy story’ continues in a second adventure. On returning to fairyland September is shocked to find that fairies are having their shadows (and thus their magic) stolen by the kingdom of Fairyland-Below. She vows to travel to the kingdom below and sort things out! A whimsically modern mix of Narnia and the Wizard of Oz.
A highly original prize-winning debut 'fairy' novel that has won the hearts of readers across the US. Once an ordinary 12 year old, nothing is ever ordinary again for September after Green Wind, a fast talking man with a very bold suggestion, knocks on her window and invites her on a trip to Fairyland. With her parents away, September has nothing to loose but little does she know what's in store! Fairyland is in chaos and September decides that she's the one who will sort it out...Luckily, there's some help at hand of an unorthodox kind in the form of a book mad dragon. Can September get Fairyland back into shape? It's certainly a very exciting if unexpected ending. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making a small number of both adults and children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Although it’s described as being for young adults - I would encourage grownups of any age to read this book...By the end I just wanted to sit on a cushion on the floor next to the author and beg her to tell me another story about September, I can’t wait for her next book.' Liz Robinson. Scroll down to read more reviews... Click here to visit a Catherynne M. Valente's website where you can find out more about this book.
Severin Unck is the headstrong young daughter of a world famous film director. She has inherited her father's love of the big screen but not his exuberant gothic style of filmmaking. Instead, Severin makes documentaries, artful and passionate and even rather brave - for she is a realist in a fantastic alternate universe, in which Hollywood occupies the moon, Mars is rife with lawless saloons, and the solar system contains all manner of creatures, cults and colonies. For Severin's latest project she leads her crew to the watery planet of Venus to investigate the disappearance of a diving colony there. But something goes wrong during the course of their investigations; and her crew limp home without her. All that remains of Severin are fragments. Can these snippets of scenes and shots, voices and memories, pages and recordings be collected and pieced together to tell the story of her life - and shed light on the mystery of her vanishing? Clever, dreamy, strange and beautifully written - Radiance is a novel about how stories give form to worlds.
Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she's the only one who knows it. She's the only one who knows a lot of things: that Garbagetown is the most wonderful place in the world, that it's full of hope, that you can love someone and 66% hate them all at the same time. But Earth is a terrible mess, hope is a fragile thing, and a lot of people are very angry with her. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected. Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world.
____________________________________ The brand-new official Minecraft novel is an epic battle for survival! When humans enter the End, a pair of endermen must decide which side they're really on. For as long as they can remember, the twin endermen Fin and Mo have lived in the mysterious land of the End. On the outskirts of the great enderman city of Telos, they explore ancient ruins under the watchful gaze of the mighty ender dragon. They have everything they need in the end ship they call home, and know everything there is to know about their world-or so they think until the strangers from another dimension arrive. The invaders are called humans, and they've come to steal artifacts and slay the ender dragon. Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren't as prepared for battle as they'd thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the humans, with the future of their home at stake.
FINALIST FOR HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2019 FINALIST FOR LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL 2019 IN SPACE EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOU SING A century ago, intelligent space-faring life was nearly destroyed during the Sentience Wars. To bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity and understanding, the Metagalactic Grand Prix was created. Part concert, part contest, all extravaganza, species far and wide gather to compete in feats of song, dance and/or whatever facsimile of these can be performed by various creatures who may or may not possess, in the traditional sense, feet, mouths, larynxes or faces. This year, humankind has discovered that it must fight for its destiny not with diplomacy, gunships and stoic councils - but with glitter, lipstick and electric guitars. A washed-up glam-rock trio from London, Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes, has been chosen to represent humanity on the greatest stage in the galaxy. The fate of Earth lies in their ability to ROCK.
An official tie-in to the hit video game Mass Effect: Andromeda by James Tiptree Jr. and Locus Award-winner Catherynne M. Valente. The Quarian ark Keelah Si'yah sails toward the Andromeda galaxy, carrying 20,000 colonists from sundry races including the drell, the elcor, and the batarians. Thirty years from their destination, a routine check reveals drell lying dead in their pods, and a deadly pathogen on board. Soon, the disease is jumping species, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no accident. It's murder, and the perpetrator is still on board. The ship's systems rapidly degrade, and panic spreads among the colonists, for the virus yields a terrible swelling of the brain that causes madness, hallucinations, and dreadful violence. If the ship's crew can't restore their technology and find a cure, the Keelah Si'yah will never make it to the Nexus.
Charlotte and Emily must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this adventurous and fiercely intelligent novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Bront have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens: the train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own. This is their Glass Town, exactly like they envisioned italmost. They certainly never gave Napoleon a fire-breathing porcelain rooster instead of a horse. And their soldiers can die; wars are fought over the potion that raises the dead, a potion Anne would very much like to bring back to England. But when Anne and Branwell are kidnapped, Charlotte and Emily must find a way to save their siblings. Can two English girls stand against Napoleon's armies, especially now that he has a new weapon from the real world? And if he escapes Glass Town, will England ever be safe again? Together the Bront siblings must battle with a world of their own creation if they are to make it back to England alive in this magical celebration of authorship, creativity, and classic literature from award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente.
Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland - but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic of a Dodo's egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation - and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown. Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September's parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter...
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Red Wind, he becomes a Changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his Changeling fate, while attending school and learning about human kindnesses - and un-kindnesses. TIME magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland books as one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century. In this fourth installment of her saga, Valente's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers. Soon, Hawthorn finds himself at the centre of a changeling revolution - until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant . . . With The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Catherynne M. Valente's wisdom and wit will continue to charm readers of all ages.
The Fairyland Series (Books 1-3): The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Faiyland and Led the Revels There, and The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two"e;One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century"e;-Time magazine, on the Fairyland seriesTwelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket) who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. . . . Perfect for fans new to the series, the first three books of Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland Series are available together in this bundle.The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Upon arriving in Fairyland, September learns the new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than she is. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland.The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There: September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows-and their magic-to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not intend to give Fairyland's shadows back.The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two: September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a Moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.
Ein Jahr nach ihren aufregenden Abenteuern im Feenland sehnt sich September nach ihren Freunden, dem bibliophilen Lindwurm A-bis-L und dem blauen Dschinn Samstag. Als sie endlich wieder ins Feenland gelangt, muss September feststellen, dass die Bewohner ihre Schatten an das Unterfeenland verloren haben, und damit auch ihre magischen Fahigkeiten. Im Unterfeenland herrscht Halloween, die Hohle Konigin - niemand anderes als Septembers eigener Schatten, den sie im Tausch fur das Leben eines Puca hergegeben hatte. Und die Konigin ist nicht gewillt, die Schatten wieder herzugeben - im Gegenteil, sie lasst den schrecklichen Alleenmann mehr und mehr Schatten hinabziehen! September muss die Ordnung im Feenland wiederherstellen, soll es nicht ein ganzlich entzauberter Ort werden. Doch kann sie sich auf die Schatten ihrer besten Freunde ebenso verlassen wie auf ihre wirklichen Freunde?Fr Leser jeden Alters, die den Charme von "e;Alice im Wunderland"e; und die Phantasie der "e;Unendlichen Geschichte"e; lieben. Dieses Buch ist unvergesslich.
A plain-spoken girl relates the history of her parents, a Nevada silver baron and his native-American wife, Gun That Sings. Her mother dies in childbirth, leaving her baby girl alone in a harsh world that offers no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have. Six-Gun Snow White is a fascinating and enchanting tale, at once familiar and entirely new.
A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya's fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars. But eventually Marya returns to her birthplace - only to discover a starveling city, haunted by death. Deathless is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.
Die 12-jahrige September fuhrt ein schrecklich langweiliges Leben in Nebraska, wo sie den lieben langen Tag nur gelb-rosa Teetassen abspulen und mit ihrem Hundchen spielen kann. Bis eines Tages der Grune Wind auf seiner Leopardin der leichten Lufte an ihr Fenster fliegt und sie zu einem groen Abenteuer ins Feenland einladt. Tatsachlich wird Septembers Hilfe dringend gebraucht, denn im Feenland herrscht eine schreckliche Marquess, die nicht alter ist als September selbst. Sie verlangt von September, einen ganz besonderen Gegenstand aus dem gefhrlichen Gespinstwald zu holen. Sonst will die Marquess das Feenland in einen langweiligen, phantasielosen Ort verwandeln und den Einwohnern das Leben zur Hlle machen - darunter auch Septembers neue Freunde, der bcherliebende Lindwurm A-bis-L und der blaue Dschinn Samstag. Mit viel Mut und noch mehr Herz stellt sich September ihrer schwierigen Aufgabe. Fr Leser jeden Alters, die den Charme von "e;Alice im Wunderland"e; und die Phantasie der "e;Unendlichen Geschichte"e; lieben. Dieses Buch ist unvergesslich.
September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fairyland-Below. This world has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is Septembers shadow. And Halloween has no intentions of giving Fairylands shadows back.Fans of Valentes bestselling first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of Septembers journey. Listeners will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends arent always what they seem. . . .
Live the Myth! New York Times best-seller Catherynne M. Valente is the single most compelling voice to emerge in fantasy fiction in decades. Collected here for the first time, her early short novels explore, deconstruct, and ultimately explode the seminal myths of both East and West, casting them in ways you've never read before and may never read again. The Labyrinth - a woman wanderer, a Maze like no other, a Monkey and a Minotaur and a world full of secrets leading down to the Center of it All. Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams - an aged woman named Ayako lives in medieval Japan, but dreams in mythical worlds that beggar the imagination . . . including our own modern world. The Grass-Cutting Sword - when a hero challenges a great and evil serpent, who speaks for the snake? In this version of a myth from the ancient chronicle Kojiki, the serpent speaks for himself. Under in the Mere - Arthur and Lancelot, Mordred and le Fay. The saga has been told a thousand times, but never in the poetic polyphony of this novella, a story far deeper than it is long.
The Christian Patriarch of Constantinople is fighting a holy war against the forces of Islam. His attempts to rally the support of Europe fail to give him the strength he needs against the forces of Islam. Fearing defeat, he sends his appeals to the great Christian king in the East, Prester Johnfor the Patriarch was once a boy named Kostas, a novice in the service of John, long before he became king.The Patriarchs message, seemingly via divine providence, manages to cross into the world of Johns Kingdom, where Johns devotion to Christ overcomes his wifes misgivings. To Hagia, Christianity and Islam are equally foreign to her and her world, and neither is worth fighting for, or against.The Kingdom rallies behind Johns banner, and his magical hosts march across the worlds. The closer the armies of Prester John come to Jerusalem, the more information reaches the Patriarch as to its nature, and the less comfortable he feels with his alliance.Can John and his armies save Jerusalem? Will the Patriarch remain an alley, or become a deadly enemy? And what will happen to the worlds now that an army has breached the barriers between them?Mythopoeic Award winner Catherynne M. Valente continues to re-imagine the legends of the Middle Ages, creating a rich fantasy tapestry that has captivated the imaginations of modern readers.Valente is writing the smartest, gentlest, deepest work in the field, and shes good enough to do it. I remain in awe. Daniel Abraham, author of The Long Price QuartetValente is a modern-day Scheherazade. SFSite