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Kay Kenyon
Kay Kenyon is the author of a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. She is best known for her world building. Her novels all develop out of a Place, a memorable and alluring geography, habitat, or magical kingdom. She then discovers who lives there, and why. And so the stories begin.Her most... show more

Kay Kenyon is the author of a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. She is best known for her world building. Her novels all develop out of a Place, a memorable and alluring geography, habitat, or magical kingdom. She then discovers who lives there, and why. And so the stories begin.Her most recent novel is the fantasy Queen of the Deep, about an aspiring actress who opens a door onto a Renaissance kingdom, an enchanted ocean liner, and a deadly suitor. Her previous fantasy was A Thousand Perfect Things.Her science fiction includes the acclaimed series "The Entire and The Rose." Some of her previous science fiction will be reissued in the winter of 2015, including The Seeds of Time, Tropic of Creation, Maximum Ice, The Braided World and Rift. Her work has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick and the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, the Endeavour Award, and twice for the American Library Association Reading List awards.Kay lives with her husband in Wenatchee in Eastern Washington, and is a founding member of Write on the River, dedicated to helping aspiring writers achieve their dreams of publication.
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 1 year ago
Kim has a Talent which only came on with adulthood. She is now trying to use that Talent to save Britain from Nazi Germany but she's not very good at the spy business. I loved this story! I call it a paranormal historical spy thriller. I was on the edge of my seat until the end of this book. ...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 3 years ago
This was an interesting plot and a very interesting setting, but didn't quite "wow" me the way I was hoping it would. Things started with a bit of a bang and I was definitely hooked, but once we moved on to grown-up Jane, I was significantly less interested. The pacing in general seemed off in thi...
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In a world full of trilogies (and longer) a stand-alone novel is a pleasant surprise and there is lots to like about A Thousand Perfect Things. Firstly, its setting: a world very much like our own, in Victorian times, except that the main two countries (Anglica and Bharata) are able to be connecte...
Foggygirl
Foggygirl rated it 5 years ago
I actually received this book as an ARC but bought my own copy as soon as I was able. An excellent alternate history fantasy and I very much look forward to reading more.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it 5 years ago
World building and characterization are top notch. The setting jumps to life off the page. Astoria Harding is a compelling lead and she captures you so much for the first 2/3rds of this, that you can't put it down. But when her emotional arc peaks, it seems the book does too. I found the ending to f...
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