A is for Alien by Caitlin Kiernan

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A is for Alien is award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan s first collection devoted entirely to her science-fiction work. It includes the critically acclaimed novelette Riding the White Bull (chosen for The Year s Best Science Fiction, 22nd Annual Collection), along with seven other tales of a less-than-utopian future. Ranging from the wastelands and mountains of Mars to the streets of a late 21st-Century Manhattan, from the moons of Europa and Saturn to an iceless Antarctica, these tales bring Kiernan s trademark brand of the eco-gothic to bear on what it means to be human and the paths and decisions that may face mankind only a little farther along.
 

About Caitlin Kiernan

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Caitln R. Kiernan has published over forty short stories (recently collected in two volumes), as well as her novels.
 
Published January 30, 2009 by Subterranean. 232 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Known for dark fantasy that skates the edge of horror, Kiernan (Tales of Pain and Wonder ) turns to science fiction with equally unsettling effects in these eight stories.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Ranging from the wastelands and mountains of Mars to the streets of a late 21st-Century Manhattan, from the moons of Europa and Saturn to an iceless Antarctica, these tales bring Kiernan s trademark brand of the eco-gothic to bear on what it means to be human and the paths and decisions that may ...

Mar 09 2009 | Read Full Review of A is for Alien

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I found that somewhat daunting, to be honest - I don't mind a story where everything is dreamlike and left unresolved, and I don't mind a story where there's tons of explanation, leading to a resolution.

Mar 06 2009 | Read Full Review of A is for Alien

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