Tinker by Wen Spencer

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Move Over, Buffy! Tinker Not Only Kicks
Supernatural Butt
Shes a Techie Genius, Too!

Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded Xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on whats really important her first date. Armed with an intelligence the size of a planet, steel toed boots, and a junk yard dog attitude, Tinker is ready to kick butt to get her first kiss.

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About Wen Spencer

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The 2003 John Campbell Award Winner, Wen Spencer lives outside of Boston with her husband and son. She's a fan of Japanese anime and manga, and it flavors her writing. Her fantasy novel "Tinker" won the 2003 Sapphire Award and was nominated for the "Romantic Times Review" Choice Award for Best Fantasy. Anne McCaffery has listed Wen on her website as one of two recommended authors.
Published October 1, 2003 by Baen Books. 448 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wit and intelligence inform this off-beat, tongue-in-cheek fantasy from Spencer (Alien Taste , etc.), set in near-future Pittsburgh—or rather, the part of Pittsburgh that's been translated to the Faerie world of Elfhome by a faulty hyperphase gate created by the Chinese.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed Wen Spencer's Ukiah Oregon series, so when I heard that she would be writing a fantasy standalone with a bit of a romance, I penciled Tinker right in on my Must Read list.

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So opens Tinker, which is a very fast-paced book.

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Rango won best animation, a first Academy award and nomination for director Gore Verbinski, who said it was "made by grown-ups acting like a bunch of children".

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"Hugo" "Moneyball" BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist" Jessica Chastain, "The Help" Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids" Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs" Octavia Spencer, "The Help" -- WINNER FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM "Bullhead" (Belgium) "Footnote" (Israel) "In Darkness" (Poland) "Monsieur L...

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