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Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AMBy Rachel Swirsky Shaun Tan

After a powerful sorceress is murdered, she s summoned over the centuries to witness devastating changes to the land where she was born A woman who lives by scavenging corpses in the Japanese suicide forest is haunted by her dead lover A man searches for the memory that will overwrite his childhood abuse Helios is left at the altar The world is made quiet by a series oAfter a powerful sorceress is murdered, she s summoned over the centuries to witness devastating changes to the land where she was born A woman who lives by scavenging corpses in the Japanese suicide forest is haunted by her dead lover A man searches for the memory that will overwrite his childhood abuse Helios is left at the altar The world is made quiet by a series of apocalypses From the riveting emotion and politics of The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen s Window Nebula winner to the melancholy family saga of Eros, Philia, Agape Hugo and Theodore Sturgeon finalist , Rachel Swirsky s critically acclaimed stories have quickly made her one of the field s rising stars Her work is, by turns, clever and engaging, unflinching and quietly devastating often in the space of the same story How the World Became Quiet Myths of the Past, Present, and Future collects the body of Swirsky s short fiction to date for the first time While these stories envision pasts, presents, and futures that never existed, they offer revealing examinations of humanity that readers will find undeniably true.Table of contents The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen s WindowMonstrous EmbraceThe Adventues of Captain Blackheart Wentworth A Nautical TaleHeartstrungMarrying the SunA Monkey Will Never Be Rid of Its Black HandsThe Sea of TreesFields of GoldEros, Philia, AgapeThe Monster s Million FacesAgain and Again and AgainDiving After the MoonScenes from a DystopiaThe Taste of PromisesWith Singleness of HeartDispersed by the Sun, Melting in the WindHow the World Became Quiet A Post Human Creation MythSpeech Strata
  • Title: How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future
  • Author: Rachel Swirsky Shaun Tan
  • ISBN: 9781596065505
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover

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Stefan Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
4.5 stars an excellent collection Just the most basic book description should be enough to set some people running to their preferred purveyor of books to purchase this new title from Subterranean Press How the World Became Quiet Myths of the Past, Present and Future is a collection of short stories by Rachel Swirsky Yep That ll do it for me.If you follow short form SF and fantasy at all, you ll probably be familiar with the author s name If you re like me, the possibility of owning a collection [...]
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l. Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
favourites the lady who plucked red flowers, the adventure of captain blackheart wentworth, the sea of trees, eros philia agape, diving after the moonI didn t love all of the stories, but there was only one that I thought was a dud dispersed by the sun so it rounds up to a five.
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Fantasy Literature Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
4.5 starsI don t read a lot of short stories, so it isn t surprising that Rachel Swirsky wasn t on my radar Stories and novellas are what she is best known for Subterranean Press has gathered 18 of her works into this collection, How the World Became Quiet.Swirsky also writes poetry, which explains both her precise use of prose and her mastery of tone This collection ranges from masterworks to pieces that are, in my opinion, interesting experiments The book is broken into four sections Past, Pre [...]
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Marginailia Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
Rachel Swirsky s award winning novella The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers so impressed me last year that I couldn t wait to get my hands on of her work The verdict Never have I been so engrossed by a collection of short fiction, or seen someone move so deftly between science fiction, fantasy, and the surreal middle realm of almost reality Monstrous Embrace is one of the most twisted and bewitching love stories I ve read Scene From a Dystopia haunted me for days A Monkey Will Never Be Rid of Its B [...]
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April Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
This book is a very well written collection of short stories, which ranged from creepy to downright disturbing for me Swirsky s sense of humor comes into play when she shows what might happen if Helios marriedor broke up with ordinary modern mortal woman, but she is at her best when describing broken, tragic, unending desperation Many of them involve protagonists in situations where they clearly do not belong and are very lonely My favorites were The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Quee [...]
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Ken Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
I m not sure how to rate this one I think I m unable to rate it fairly on the basis of my gender Rachel Swirsky s collection of 18 stories, past present future the end, is a dotted landscape of hills and valleys A number of the stories were vivid and gripping, eloquently written and hammered home an observation about the human condition Others, which I refer to as valleys, left me wondering where I was I saw no horizon I was lost These stories I think require a female mind to comprehend The expe [...]
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falmith Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
4.5 A nice, solid collection of short stories I really enjoyed her writing style And it s refreshing how I don t want to say dark necessarily grey tinged how ambiguous some of the stories felt It s a bit different from the usual sf fantasy fare, but in a good way My favorites were The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen s Window, Eros, Philia, Agape, Fields of Gold and A Memory of Wind I d definitely look forward to reading a longer work by her Curious to see what she d do.
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Laura Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
Expertly crafted dark stories A girl sacrificed so a fleet of ships can sail curses her father as she turns into wind A pinprick opens a mother to lost emotions as she literally sews her daughter s heart onto her sleeve A girl scavenges in the forest of the dead while haunted by her lover And worlds end in various banging and whimpering ways.
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Cathleen Maza Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
It takes an unusually good fantasy story to keep my interest, so I wasn t sure I would enjoy a whole book of this Wowwas I pleasantly surprised Not only did I stay interested, I was wanting Almost every one of these stories had my full attention and the writing was eloquently expressive If you love language, and can follow material that is out of the ordinary, this is the way to go
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Wm Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
Ran out of library renewals before I could finish all the stories.
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Margit Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
I received an ARC from a friend.
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David Marshall Jul 04, 2020 - 05:19 AM
This is one of the best collections of 2013 containing some outstanding stories.opionator.wordpress 2013 1
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How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future By Rachel Swirsky Shaun Tan After a powerful sorceress is murdered, she s summoned over the centuries to witness devastating changes to the land where she was born A woman who lives by scavenging corpses in the Japanese suicide forest is haunted by her dead lover A man searches for the memory that will overwrite his childhood abuse Helios is left at the altar The world is made quiet by a series oAfter a powerful sorceress is murdered, she s summoned over the centuries to witness devastating changes to the land where she was born A woman who lives by scavenging corpses in the Japanese suicide forest is haunted by her dead lover A man searches for the memory that will overwrite his childhood abuse Helios is left at the altar The world is made quiet by a series of apocalypses From the riveting emotion and politics of The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen s Window Nebula winner to the melancholy family saga of Eros, Philia, Agape Hugo and Theodore Sturgeon finalist , Rachel Swirsky s critically acclaimed stories have quickly made her one of the field s rising stars Her work is, by turns, clever and engaging, unflinching and quietly devastating often in the space of the same story How the World Became Quiet Myths of the Past, Present, and Future collects the body of Swirsky s short fiction to date for the first time While these stories envision pasts, presents, and futures that never existed, they offer revealing examinations of humanity that readers will find undeniably true.Table of contents The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen s WindowMonstrous EmbraceThe Adventues of Captain Blackheart Wentworth A Nautical TaleHeartstrungMarrying the SunA Monkey Will Never Be Rid of Its Black HandsThe Sea of TreesFields of GoldEros, Philia, AgapeThe Monster s Million FacesAgain and Again and AgainDiving After the MoonScenes from a DystopiaThe Taste of PromisesWith Singleness of HeartDispersed by the Sun, Melting in the WindHow the World Became Quiet A Post Human Creation MythSpeech Strata

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