Thursday, August 29, 2013

Top ten mold-breaking fantasy novels

The science fiction, fantasy, and horror author Lisa Tuttle won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1974, received the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "The Bone Flute", which she refused, and the 1989 BSFA Award for Short Fiction for "In Translation."

For the Guardian, she named her top ten mold-breaking fantasy novels.  One entry on the list:
Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand

Pre-Raphaelite painters, fairy lore, a narrative that spans the Victorian age to the present, with settings in England and America, intriguing characters, tricks with time, vivid writing … I was smitten, and as the plot – including so many of my own obsessions – unwound, I began to suspect the author must be my secret twin. Which twin was spirited away?
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue