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Portable Childhoods (Paperback)
"Portable Childhoods" offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. The collection includes the Nebula Award-winning novelette "Basement Magic.
About the Author
Ellen Klages lives in San Francisco, California.
Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, and he has also penned many books for readers of all ages, including American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and M Is for Magic. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living postmodern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. He has written multiple New York Times bestselling books and is a Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus Award winner. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts. Born and raised in England, Neil now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his forties and tends to always need a haircut.
"Consistently well written and emotionally stimulating, the book is one of the loveliest you'll find. . . . Well worth a gander." School Library Journal
"Energy and nimbleness . . . Klages treads the invisible line between wonder and the mundane with total control." The New York Review of Science Fiction (NYRSF)
"Superb first story collection . . . strong emotional stories." The Denver Post
"Highly recommended. I enjoyed each and every story in the collection." SF Revu
"Ellen Klages writes about childhood in brilliant, primary colors. Like Ray Bradbury, her nostalgic stories are like myths." Maureen McHugh, author, China Mountain Zhang
"The kind of sf writer that comes along once in a decade . . . brilliant stories." boingboing.net
"An amazing collection . . . each of the sixteen stories here is a gem . . . memorable for the clarity, the simplicity, and the power of their writing." Black Gate
"For queer readers, this book is a real delight . . . for as anyone who’s ever felt different knows, such secrets [are] more a cause for celebration than self-hate." somefantastic.org