The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
Crossing the boundaries between fabulist literature, science fiction, and magical realism, the storiesin this collection offer a valuable glimpse into the evolution of Carol Emshwiller's ideas and styleduring her more than 50-year career. Influenced by J. G. Ballard, Steven Millhauser, Philip K. Dick, and Lydia Davis, Emshwiller has arange of works thatis impressive and demonstrates her refusal to be labeled or to stick to one genre. This exhilarating new collection marks the first time many of the early stories have been published in book form and is evidence of the genius of Emshwiller, one of America's most versatile and imaginative authors.
About the Author
Carol Emshwiller has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Pushcart Prize. She has received the Philip K. Dick, Hugo, and Nebula awards for her novels and short stories, which include "Carmen Dog," " Mister Boots," " The Mount," "The Secret City," and" The Start of the End of It All." Her stories have appeared in "McSweeney's," "Omni," " "and" The Voice Literary Supplement. "She lives in New York City.
"Emshwiller's readers know her as a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction." Urusula K. Guin, award-winning author, Lavinia
"First and foremost, Emshwiller is a poetwith a poet's sensibility, precision, and magic. She revels in the sheer taste and sound of words, she infuses them with an extraordinary vitality and sense of life." Newsday
"[Carol Emshwiller] has important things to tell us." —Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (November 2011)