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Filter House

Short Fiction
Shawl, Nisi (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Filter House collects the short fiction by Nisi Shawl and includes an introduction by Eileen Gunn (author of Stable Strategies). The collections fourteen tales offer a haunting montage that works its magic subtly on the readers subconscious. As Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club says, This lovely collection will take you, like a magic carpet, to some strange and wonderful places. Three of the stories are original to the volume. Eminent novelist and critic Ursula K. Le Guin writes: From the exotic, baroque complexities of At the Huts of Ajala to the stark, folktale purity of The Beads of Ku, these fourteen superbly written stories will weave around you a ring of dark, dark magic. Matt Ruff, author of Set This House In Order and Bad Monkeys calls Filter House A traveling story-bazaar, offering treasures and curios from diverse lands of wonder. Eileen Gunn, author of Stable Strategies, concurs that these are Remarkably involving stories that pull you along a path of wonder, word by word, in worlds where everything is a bit different.
Authors: Shawl, Nisi
Title: Filter house
short fiction
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Aqueduct Press, c2008
Characteristics: 276 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Nisi Shawl
Contents: Introduction: Where everything is a bit different / by Eileen Gunn
At the huts of Ajala
Wallamelon
Pragmatical princess
Raineses'
Bird day
Maggies
Momi watu
Deep end
Good boy
Little horses
Shiomah's land
Water museum
But she's only a dream
Beads of Ku
ISBN: 1933500190
9781933500195
Branch Call Number: SF SHAWL 2008
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Short stories
LCCN: 2008924704
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Booklist: "In these stories, characters tend to lack power in a traditional sense yet are strong and resourceful in worlds running a gamut from nearly contemporary to the strangest of futures. Beginning with At the Huts of Ajala, the story of a girl with two heads, and proceeding to Wallamel... Read More »


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May 13, 2013
  • Barbara5060 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Shawl has a unique point of view - some of her stories were hard for me to finish because of their content, but she starts from an uncommon place. Challenging reading.

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