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Catherynne M. Valente
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of... show more

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards and has been a finalist the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, two enormous cats, four chickens, several spinning wheels with ulterior motives, an uncompleted master's degree, and a secret door in the back of her wardrobe.
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 months ago
An utter surprise, and so utterly necessary. It's no secret that there's a bit of problem with how women have been treated in comic books, but I haven't seen anywhere else the objections, and their solutions, laid out as effectively as they are here.Valente takes some inspiration from the Big Boy co...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 3 months ago
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision!!! Cool concept, right? I agree that it's a cool concept, but I can't say that I found Space Opera quite as amazeballs as some of the other reviews I've seen here at BookLikes. Like most Saturday Night Live skits, I felt like Space Opera had on...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it 4 months ago
I tried, folks, I really tried hard! I bought this book because everyone recommended it. All the book blogs, all the SFF authors and even some of the authors in other genres that I follow. I loved the idea of it. And then it got picked up for a movie treatment. It had to be good, right?Well.. n...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 4 months ago
File under "Appreciated More Than Enjoyed." The tag line for this is epic and perhaps I set my expectations too high. I expected the long asides, they're the glue that holds together the nonsense ride of a plot in HHGTTG. I liked the referenced, and recycled, but not quite stolen whole cloth vers...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 months ago
Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons. On one s...
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