Portable Childhoods (Paperback)

By Ellen Klages, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
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"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 is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781892391452
ISBN-10: 1892391457
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication Date: April 2007
Pages: 210
Language: English