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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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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 12 months ago
So exactly what it says, the Eurovision in Space only the first time you enter you have to not place last so your species survives. It's a bit twisted and idea driven but very interesting. It's not a bad read but I'm not sure it's a Hugo worthy read. Part of the Hugo read. I now have read half ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
I hemmed and hawed over whether to give this 4 or 4.5 stars. While generally, 4 stars is sort of my default for 'this was good', in this case, several pertinent facts should be kept in mind: - I don't like space related books. - I don't like fantasy books that involve names I can't pronounce ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleWell, that was certainly a ... unique ride.I have tried so hard to get into the series. The books look beautiful and I love the covers and intriguing titles. I listened to the first two audiobooks, and while I did not love them, I appreciated their uni...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI will start by saying that I enjoyed the audiobook of this one better than the first. The first audiobook was narrated by the author, a quality that I usually very much enjoy as the author has insight the reader doesn't and it comes across in the way ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleOverall, this was an interesting book. As others have said, it is very whimsical and fantastical in its events, characters, and descriptions. Similar in style to The Wizard of Oz series and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this is the story of a littl...
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