Winterlong: A Novel

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1997 - Fiction - 349 pages
26 Reviews
It is big and it is worth praising . ...Winterlong is a dense, graceful, bullying book of great length and much skill; it is a live tale, told in a live voice, by an author of muscle and drive and ambition; it shows the depth of talent available in science fiction. -- John Clute, "The Washington Post"

Elizabeth Hand's darkly sensual debut novel took the science fiction and general reading public by storm and now, seven years later, it is available again in a handsome trade paperback edition. Heralded as a considerable stylistic and imaginative accomplishment, as noteworthy in its way as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, by "People" magazine, Winterlong explores the disturbing remains of humanity irrevocably altered by genetic engineering run amok.

Amid the ruins of a once great city, a girl and her beautiful long-lost twin brother are drawn to the seductive voice of a green-eyed boy whose name is Death. Together they must journey through a poisoned garden filled with children who kill and beasts that speak--all the while resisting the evil that compels them to join in a nightmare ritual of blood that will unleash the power of the ancients and signal the end of humanity.

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Review: Winterlong (Winterlong #1)

User Review  - Adriano Del Orange - Goodreads

Set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC this book falls somewhere between fantasy and science fiction. If I had to relate it to the work of other authors I would suggest Angela Carter, Ian Macdonald ... Read full review

Review: Winterlong (Winterlong #1)

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

I love Gene Wolfe and hate Anne Rice, which makes this Gene Wolfe-by-way-of-Anne Rice pastiche so hard to get into. It's the postapocalypse, but so far past the nuclear fire that the new civilization ... Read full review

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Locus Online: Elizabeth Hand interview excerpts
... and "lapsed Catholic," whose work deals with moral issues, sex, and death, published her first story in 1988 and first novel, Winterlong, in 1990. ...
www.locusmag.com/ 2002/ Issue07/ Hand.html

Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Elizabeth Hand, by Cheryl Morgan
Almost simultaneously I published a novella called "The Boy in the Tree," which later became the first part of Winterlong . That was in 1988 or '89. ...
www.strangehorizons.com/ 2004/ 20041129/ int-hand-a.shtml

Michelle Trachtenberg: Winterlong
Amazon.com: Winterlong: A Novel: Elizabeth Hand: Books ... From Publishers Weekly This first novel is a richly imagined work set in a Washington, dc, ...
michelle-trachtenberg-pics.blogspot.com/ 2008/ 03/ winterlong.html

Elizabeth Hand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hand's first story, "Prince of Flowers", was published in 1988 in Twilight Zone magazine, and her first novel, Winterlong, was published in 1990. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Elizabeth_Hand

elizabethhand.com
Unlike Glimmering, they are books about survival--Winterlong quotes ... Winterlong was the book with which I taught myself to write from the age of 18 ...
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We open with Winterlong and find a far future decayed America that is post more holocausts than many people can remember. What government there is resides ...
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Elizabeth Hand - Author Information, Books, and News
Bibliography - Fiction Books by Elizabeth Hand. Jump Directly to series: Millenium Star Wars : Clone Wars Winterlong ...
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Electronic otherrealms #29 Winter, 1991 Part 3 of 10 Copyright ...
Elizabeth Hand's Winterlong is damned difficult to describe. ... That is not merely an oversimplification of what happens in Winterlong: it is a terrible ...
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JSTOR: Mille/Punks/Cyber/Plateaus: Science Fiction and Deleuzo ...
Elizabeth Hand demonstrates in Winterlong that writerly .... Review of Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand. Science Fiction Eye 2.3 (1991): 100-102. ...
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About the author (1997)

Elizabeth Hand is the winner of both the Nebula and the World Fantasy Awards. She is the author of "Winterlong, Waking the Moon, Glimmering, Last Summer at Mars Hill, "and "Black Light." A noted critic, she is a frequent book reviewer for "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Washington Post Book Review, "and "The Village Voice." She lives in Maine with her family.

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