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Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s first solo novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones (1993), won the Bram Stoker Award for first novel; her second novel, The Silent Strength of Stones (1995) was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. A Red Heart of Memories (1999, part of her “Matt Black”... show more
Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s first solo novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones (1993), won the Bram Stoker Award for first novel; her second novel, The Silent Strength of Stones (1995) was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. A Red Heart of Memories (1999, part of her “Matt Black” series), nominated for a World Fantasy Award, was followed by sequel Past the Size of Dreaming in 2001. Much of her work to date is short fiction, including “Matt Black” novella “Unmasking” (1992), nominated for a World Fantasy Award; and “Matt Black” novelette “Home for Christmas” (1995), nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon awards. In addition to writing, Hoffman has taught, worked part-time at a B. Dalton bookstore, and done production work on The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. An accomplished fiddle player, she has played regularly at various granges near her home in Eugene, Oregon.
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Birth date: 1955-03-20
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Lyndi
Lyndi rated it 2 years ago
I don't think you can call this "urban fantasy" when the stories are old west and 19th century. And if they're modern, they're focused on old west and 19th century stuff. Not what I was looking for.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 3 years ago
This is a marvelous and deeply weird book–weird in the sense that I’m not sure if I actually liked it or not. The children of the LaZelle family are supposed to come into their power in their teens, but Gypsum alone of her siblings has reached her twenties with no power at all. She has determinedly ...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
I enjoyed this, a cozy fantasy novel set in modern California. It reminded me a bit of Elfland, with its real-world though non-urban* setting and its focus on a close-knit and eccentric family with hidden magical powers – though A Fistful of Sky lacks the romance and melodrama of Elfland, as well as...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
I enjoyed this, a cozy fantasy novel set in modern California. It reminded me a bit of [b:Elfland|6276214|Elfland (Aetherial Tales, #1)|Freda Warrington|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312032095s/6276214.jpg|6459697], with its real-world though non-urban* setting and its focus on a close-knit and ecc...
Kylex
Kylex rated it 4 years ago
These seems like a collection of 'what if' scenarios from various fantasy Authors and they are very enjoyable for a casual read; a few of them would even qualify for college-level analysis, I believe.
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