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At the mouth of the river of bees : stories /

by Johnson, Kij.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Easthampton, MA : [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Small Beer Press ; Distributed to the trade by Consortium, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 297 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781931520805 (pbk.) :; 1931520801 (pbk.).Title notes: $16.00 prolam 4-2013 (db)Subject(s): Science fiction | Short stories | Short stories | Science fiction | Short stories | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction
Contents:
26 monkeys, also the abyss -- Fox magic -- Names for water -- The bitey cat -- The horse raiders -- Dia Chjerman's tale -- My wife reincarnated as a solitaire, exposition on the flaws in my wife's character, the nature of the bird, the possible causes, her final disposition -- Schrödinger's cathouse -- Chenting, in the land of the dead -- The Empress Jingu fishes -- At the mouth of the River of Bees -- Story kit -- Wolf trapping -- Ponies -- The cat who walked a thousand miles -- Spar -- The man who bridged the mist -- The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the change.
Summary: These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs-- and even that most capricious of animals, humans.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<br> <p>A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror , Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year , and The Secret History of Fantasy .</p> <p>At the Mouth of the River of Bees<br> 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss<br> The Horse Raiders<br> Spar<br> Fox Magic<br> Names for Water<br> Schrodinger's Cathouse<br> My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire<br> Chenting, in the Land of the Dead<br> The Bitey Cat<br> The Empress Jingu Fishes<br> Wolf Trapping<br> The Man Who Bridged the Mist<br> Ponies<br> The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles<br> The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change</p> <p> Kij Johnson 's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.</p> <br>

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These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs-- and even that most capricious of animals, humans.

26 monkeys, also the abyss -- Fox magic -- Names for water -- The bitey cat -- The horse raiders -- Dia Chjerman's tale -- My wife reincarnated as a solitaire, exposition on the flaws in my wife's character, the nature of the bird, the possible causes, her final disposition -- Schrödinger's cathouse -- Chenting, in the land of the dead -- The Empress Jingu fishes -- At the mouth of the River of Bees -- Story kit -- Wolf trapping -- Ponies -- The cat who walked a thousand miles -- Spar -- The man who bridged the mist -- The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the change.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss (p. 1)
  • Fox Magic (p. 13)
  • Names for Water (p. 35)
  • The Bitey Cat (p. 40)
  • The Horse Raiders (p. 46)
  • Dia Chjerman's Tale (p. 74)
  • My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire-Exposition on the Flaws in My Wife's Character-The Nature of the Bird-The Possible Causes-Her Final Disposition. (p. 82)
  • Schrödinger's Cathouse (p. 91)
  • Chenting, in the Land of the Dead (p. 97)
  • The Empress Jingu Fishes (p. 101)
  • At the Mouth of the River of Bees (p. 110)
  • Story Kit (p. 130)
  • Wolf Trapping (p. 143)
  • Ponies (p. 158)
  • The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles (p. 162)
  • Spar (p. 199)
  • The Man Who Bridged the Mist (p. 206)
  • The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change (p. 276)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

In this highly anticipated collection from the Nebula, Sturgeon, World Fantasy, and now Hugo (see above) Award-winning Johnson (The Fox Woman; Fudoki) delivers a broad range of stories to appeal to most sf fans. Ancient Japan, modern Seattle, quick moments in time, vast multigenerational epics, all are covered in this intensely varied volume. Whether they feature a young girl trying to make sense of her parents' divorce ("The Bitey Cat"), a man whose wife becomes an extinct bird upon her death ("My Wife Reincarnated as a Soltaire"), or an exploration of possibilities ("Schrodinger's Cathouse"), the stories are original, engaging, and hard to put down. Two standouts include "Fox Magic," Johnson's award-winning story of a fox who falls in love with a man and uses her magic to ensnare him, and the transcendent title tale of a woman who follows a river of bees through the American desert with her dying dog. VERDICT Johnson has a rare gift for pulling readers directly into the heart of a story and capturing their attention completely. Readers who enjoy a touch of the uncanny in their reading will love this collection.-Jennifer Beach, Cumberland Cty. P.L., VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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