The Dog Said Bow-Wow

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Tachyon Publications, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Great literature has never been this much fun before. The reigning master of short fiction reinvents science fiction and fantasy in a dazzling new collection unlike anything you’ve ever read. Time-traveling dinosaurs wreak havoc on a placid Vermont town. An ogre is murdered in a locked room in Faerie. An uncanny bordello proves as dangerous as it is alluring. Language is stolen from the builders of Babel. Those strangely loveable Post-Utopian scoundrels and con men Darger and Surplus swindle their way through London, Paris, and Arcadia.

The Dog Said Bow-Wow includes three Hugo Award–winning stories and an original novelette of swashbuckling romance and adventure, “The Skysailor’s Tale.” Ranging from the hardest of science fiction to the highest of fantasy, this irresistible collection amuses and enlightens as only Michael Swanwick can.
 

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A delightful collection of science fiction short stories. Swanwick's control of tone in his writing is remarkably precise, and I also liked his essentially sympathetic view of his characters (whether ... Read full review

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A nice collection, featuring the first three Darger & Surplus tales, a number of stories set in the Faery/Iron Dragon universe, and a few miscellaneous sci-fi stories as well. If you're already ... Read full review

Contents

Hello Said the Stick
3
The Dog Said BowWow
9
Slow Life
27
Triceratops Summer
53
Tin Marsh
67
An Episode of Stardust
87
The Skysailors Tale
99
Legions in Time
133
The Bordello in Faerie
179
The Last Geek
201
Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
207
A Great Day for Brontosaurs
235
Dirty Little War
241
A Small Room in Koboldtown
249
Urdumheim
263
Copyright

The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport
161

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Michael Swanwick is one of the most acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy short-story writers of his generation, having received five consecutive Hugo Awards. He has also won the Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. Swanwick’s novels include The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and the Nebula Award–winning Stations of the Tide. His short fiction has appeared in many venues, including OMNI, Penthouse, Amazing, Asimov’s Science Fiction, New Dimensions, and Full Spectrum, and his work has been translated into more than ten languages.

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