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The dog said bow-wow

by Swanwick, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Summary
Great literature has never been this much fun before. The reigning master of short fiction reinvents science fiction and fantasy in a dazzling new collection unlike anything you've ever read. Time-traveling dinosaurs wreak havoc on a placid Vermont town. An ogre is murdered in a locked room in Faerie. An uncanny bordello proves as dangerous as it is alluring. Language is stolen from the builders of Babel. Those strangely loveable Post-Utopian scoundrels and con men Darger and Surplus swindle their way through London, Paris, and Arcadia.

The Dog Said Bow-Wow includes three Hugo Award?winning stories and an original novelette of swashbuckling romance and adventure, ?The Skysailor's Tale." Ranging from the hardest of science fiction to the highest of fantasy, this irresistible collection amuses and enlightens as only Michael Swanwick can.
Contents
"Hello," said the stick
The dog said bow-wow
Slow life
Triceratops summer
Tin marsh
An episode of stardust
The skysailor's tale
Legions in time
The little cat laughed to see such sport
The bordello in faerie
The last geek
Girls and boys, come out to play
A great day for brontosaus
Dirty little war
A small room in Koboldtown
Urdumheim.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rounding up all Swanwick's stories to date about unusually nondescript human Darger and genetically modified dog Surplus, a previously unpublished novella, and three Hugo-winning pieces, this generous volume opens with Hello, Said the Stick, in which a soldier en route to battle picks up a talking stick that turns out to be unwontedly dangerous. The new publication, The Skysailor's Tale, is an adventure on board a British airship claiming new lands for Queen Titania that is framed as a father telling his son about some of his strange doings when a lad. The Darger and Surplus capers, occuring after the age of computers in a suspiciously nineteenth-century-ish though far-future Europe, are satisfying tales of plotting and heists involving a great team, indeed. The closer, Urdumheim, is the brilliantly imagined story of King Nimrod and the time when the world was new, people didn't die, and there was only one language. Swanwick's stories are possessed of sufficient depth and generic variety to satisfy quite a range of genre tastes.--Schroeder, Regina Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In addition to their individual quality, the 16 stories in this rollicking collection amply demonstrate Hugo-winner Swanwick's impressive versatility. Characters vary from feuding prospectors on a heat-scoured Venus in "Tin Marsh" to clients of "The Bordello in Faerie." On one end of the mood spectrum are the three elegantly wry adventures of Darger and Surplus, roguish postapocalypse con artists; on the other is the gentle "Triceratops Summer," told in a matter-of-fact, laconic style that at first seems to show wonderful things becoming commonplace and then reveals that the familiar can still be wonderful. Swanwick (The Iron Dragon's Daughter) pulls apart overused situations to see what makes them tick and then constructs fresh, surprising plots from the pieces. The locked-room mystery may seem hopelessly stale, but not when it's "A Small Room in Koboldtown," where voodoo beings and sleazy politics abound. Readers tired of conventional fantasy and SF will find this collection of intriguing characters and lovingly told stories deeply refreshing. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher San Francisco :Tachyon Publications,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781892391520 (pbk.)
189239152X (pbk.)
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