Last Summer at Mars Hill by Elizabeth Hand

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Although there are one or two weak links, Last Summer at Mars Hill is a very fine collection by a young author who has matured into one of the most consistently engaging authors. It has been fascinating to see the first literary seeds planted and this represents very good value to anyone interested in character-driven fantasy and science fiction.
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Featuring the Nebula and World Fantasy Award–winning novella “Last Summer at Mars Hill”

Twelve exceptional stories by the multiple award–winning author of Waking the Moon and Black Light prove that Elizabeth Hand is just as adept with short fiction as she is in the novel form. The title story traces a world-changing summer at a New England artists’ colony for young Shadowmoon Starlight Rising, who comes to know life, death, and an unbelievable secret about the strange apparitions that dwell in her community. Other stories include “Snow on Sugar Mountain,” which features a young boy who has the power to shapeshift into any form with the help of a Native American artifact; “The Bacchae,” in which womankind rules a savage futuristic version of our world; and “The Erl-King,” where a fairy tale horrifyingly comes true. Each story includes an afterword by the author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
 

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A New York Times notable and multiple award– winning author, Elizabeth Hand has written seven novels, including the cult classic Waking the Moon, and short-story collections. She is a longtime contributor to numerous publications, including the Washington Post Book World and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She and her two children divide their time between the coast of Maine and North London.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy. 324 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on May 30 2013

Although there are one or two weak links, Last Summer at Mars Hill is a very fine collection by a young author who has matured into one of the most consistently engaging authors. It has been fascinating to see the first literary seeds planted and this represents very good value to anyone interested in character-driven fantasy and science fiction.

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