Bones by Pat Murphy

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The Irish Giant – that’s what Londoners called Charlie Bryne, an enormous country lad standing 8 feet tall in his bare feet. He made his fortune by exhibiting himself, but Bryne was far more than a human oddity. He had the magical power of healing, a deep connection to the natural magic of the earth, and the blood of Irish kings in his veins. In 1782, he came to London with a single goal — to bring the Irish home to the island they had left.

John Hunter was a man of science and insatiable curiosity — a surgeon, a natural philosopher, and a tireless collector of natural oddities. With analysis and dissection, Hunter strove to understand the natural world — and he wanted to add the bones of a giant to his collection.

This novella, winner of the 1990 World Fantasy Award, examines what happens when the quest for scientific knowledge meets ancient natural magic.

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Pat Murphy won the Nebula Award for her 1986 science fiction novel The Falling Woman and also, in the same year, for her novelette "Rachel in Love." Her 1990 novella "Bones" won the World Fantasy Award and her story collection Points of Departure, also published in 1990, won the Philip K. Dick Award. She has published several other SF and fantasy novels, including The City, Not Long After (1989), Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles (1996), and the children's novel The Wild Girls (2007). She lives in San Francisco.
Published June 11, 2012 by Untreed Reads Publishing. 54 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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