At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories

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Small Beer Press, Sep 25, 2012 - Fiction - 300 pages

A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy.

At the Mouth of the River of Bees
26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss
The Horse Raiders
Spar
Fox Magic
Names for Water
Schrodinger’s Cathouse
My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire
Chenting, in the Land of the Dead
The Bitey Cat
The Empress Jingu Fishes
Wolf Trapping
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
Ponies
The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.


 

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User Review  - xiaomarlo - www.librarything.com

Some of these are 5-star stories, and some are 3-star, so I'm averaging it out. Johnson excels at world-building, and she can write in many different styles and voices. My favourites were The Horse ... Read full review

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At the Mouth of the River of Bees is an interesting and varied pack of stories. Although many of the stories in this collection could easily be labeled as Fantasy, many others escape such simple ... Read full review

Contents

Monkeys Also the Abyss
1
Names for Water
35
Dia Chjermans Tale
74
Schrödingers Cathouse
91
At the Mouth of the River of Bees
110
Story Kit
130
Wolf Trapping
143
Ponies
158
Spar
199
The Evolution of Trickster Stories
276
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Kij Johnson: Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards. She has taught writing and has worked at Tor, Dark Horse, Microsoft, and Real Networks. She has run bookstores, worked as a radio announcer and engineer, edited cryptic crosswords, and waitressed in a strip bar.

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