At the mouth of the river of bees : stories

by Johnson, Kij,

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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 .

At the Mouth of the River of Bees
26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss
The Horse Raiders
Fox Magic
Names for Water
Schrodinger's Cathouse
My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire
Chenting, in the Land of the Dead
The Bitey Cat
The Empress Jingu Fishes
Wolf Trapping
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

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.

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...
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
The cat who walked a thousand miles
The man who bridged the mist
The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the change.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In her first collection of short fiction, Johnson (The Fox Woman) covers strange, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing territory without ever missing a beat. Several tales take place in mythical Japan-or a place very much like it-featuring fox spirits in "Fox Magic," a prophetic empress who acts as a tool of the gods and lives outside of time in "Empress Jingu Fishes," and a cat carrying stories on a long journey in "The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles." Others, such as the title story, are made stranger by their familiar contemporary settings. Her young heroes in "Ponies" and the previously unpublished "The Bitey Cat" are particularly intriguing for both their innocence and their loss of it. Johnson's language is beautiful, her descriptions of setting visceral, and her characters compellingly drawn. These 18 tales, most collected from Johnson's magazine publications, are sometimes off-putting, sometimes funny, and always thought provoking. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories.
Publisher Easthampton, MA : [Minneapolis] :Small Beer Press ;©2012.
Distributed to the trade by Consortium,
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 297 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781931520805
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