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Theodora Goss
Theodora Goss was born in Hungary and spent her childhood in various European countries before her family moved to the United States. Although she grew up on the classics of English literature, her writing has been influenced by an Eastern European literary tradition in which the boundaries... show more

Theodora Goss was born in Hungary and spent her childhood in various European countries before her family moved to the United States. Although she grew up on the classics of English literature, her writing has been influenced by an Eastern European literary tradition in which the boundaries between realism and the fantastic are often ambiguous. Her publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two-sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014). Her work has been translated into nine languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her prose-poem "Octavia is Lost in the Hall of Masks" (2003) won the Rhysling Award and her short story "Singing of Mount Abora" (2007) won the World Fantasy Award.
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 year ago
As a rollicking adventure, romping across 1890s Europe to thwart exotic bad guys with the help of powerful, competent women who live locally in Vienna and Budapest and have extraordinary resources at their command, this succeeds very well. There's lots of action and derring-do, all of which is ver...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
A clever, fun book that does interesting things with form, provides a ripping yarn starring strong women and evil men and does everything it can to subvert the Patriarchical view of the world. It requires a little patience at the beginning as the reader works out what is going on and how it's being ...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 3 years ago
This book was sort of adorable. The main character is Mary Jekyll, daughter of Dr. Jekyll. Over the course of the book she goes broke, learns her father's secrets, teams up with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, saves the life of Justine Frankenstein and solves the Ripper murders. The Strange Case o...
Lost Girls Reviews
Lost Girls Reviews rated it 3 years ago
This book throws a mixture of literary classics at you with quite the unusual twist. We go on a murder mystery adventure with Sherlock Holmes, Watson (which sold me on this book right from the start), and Dr. Jekyll's daughter Mary, who stumbles upon Diana the daughter of Hyde, who may or may not be...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 4 years ago
I had a hard time putting this down. Not exactly action packed, but compelling in a way that made for a few late nights where I needed to see what would happen next. The second book I've read this year structured so that the "author" is one of the protagonists. Though in this case, one not met unt...
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