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By Elizabeth Hand

This can be Elizabeth Hand's long-awaited selection of brief tales, established round her Nebula and global fable Award-winning novella The final summer season at Mars Hill. There are 12 items in all the following, starting from these first released in locations like Interzone and Pulphouse to a two-page poem taken from the pages of Asimov's. even supposing many readers could be conversant in Hand's longer works, equivalent to Glimmering or Waking the Moon, the following she exhibits that she's a grasp of brief fiction to boot. Her trendy prose and willing insights make for a few fantastic tales. --Craig E. Engler

Contents:
• “Last summer time at Mars Hill” copyright © 1994 by way of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in fable and technological know-how Fiction, August 1994.
• “The Erl King” copyright © 1993 by way of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum four, edited by way of Lou Aronica, et al.
• “Justice” copyright © 1993 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in myth and technology Fiction, July 1993.
• “Dionysus Dendrites” © 1993 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technology Fiction, June 1993.
• “The Have-Nots” © 1992 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technological know-how Fiction, June 1992.
• “In the Month of Athyr” © 1992 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Omni’s most sensible technology Fiction , edited through Ellen Datlow.
• “Eagels Unaware” © 1992 through 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 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Pulphouse, Fall 1989.
• “The Boy within the Tree” © 1989 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum 2, edited by way of Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy.
• “Prince of Flowers” © 1988 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Twilight quarter, February 1988.

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