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Publisher's Summary

Celebrated as the author of five acclaimed historical fantasy novels in the Glamourist series, Mary Robinette Kowal is also well-known as an award-winning author of short science fiction and fantasy. Her stories encompass a wide range of themes, a covey of indelible characters, and settings that span from Earth's past to its near and far futures as well as even farther futures beyond. Alternative history, fairy tales, adventure, fables, science fiction (both hard and soft), fantasy (both epic and cozy) - nothing is beyond the reach of her unique talent. Word Puppets - the first comprehensive collection of Kowal's extraordinary fiction - includes her two Hugo-winning stories, a Hugo nominee, an original story set in the world of "The Lady Astronaut of Mars", and 14 other show-stopping tales.

©2015 Mary Robinette Kowal (P)2021 Tantor

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Mary Robinette's short fiction is...

...as good as it gets. Brilliant, imaginative sci-fi and fantasy, with a soft, tender core of humanity.

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Good, sometimes intense.

The first couple stories weren't as polished as those of the author's novels I've read, but after that they're all refined in both the technical and artistic senses. Full of fun worlds and challenging themes. Some good jokes, and good characters to leaven the challenging stuff.

Patrick Rothfuss wrote a very good intro, but I wish he'd finish his own novel series already.

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awesome

please finish your short stories. I need to know what happens for every story. thanks.