At the Edge of Waking by Holly Phillips

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With In the Palace of Repose, her debut collection of mostly unpublished work, Holly Phillips accomplished the improbable. The unknown Canadian author received critical acclaim and numerous honors including the 2006 Sunburst Award and nominations for the World Fantasy and Crawford Awards. Her accomplished prose sang with a unique voice, seamlessly blending emotion, insight, and craft. Now, At the Edge of Waking presents her latest tales written with even more depth and range—including a new, never-published story. Portraying human reaction to dire change or extreme circumstance, combining the real intruded upon by the fantastic or the fantastic grounded in reality, Phillips describes the world as it is, as it may be, as something impossible yet entirely acceptable, enthralling the reader with her words.
 

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Holly Phillips is a recent recipient of The Sunburst Award, which honours the best Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, for her novel In the Palace of Repose. Her other works include the novel The Burning Girl and numerous short stories. Holly Phillips lives near Trail, BC.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Prime Books. 227 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“She knows what to do with shadows,” Peter S. Beagle writes with perfect accuracy in his introduction to this moody, haunting collection from fantasist Phillips (The Burning Girl). “Gin” and “Country

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A mild-mannered historian is saddled with the role of protecting the world’s magic in “Proving the Rule.” The most haunting stories reveal the alien and strange beneath the normal: life forms under the Antarctic ice in “Cold Water Survival,” the troubled writer of “Queen of the Butter...

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