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2018 World Fantasy Award nominee
2018 Locus finalist – Best short story collection
2018 Alex Award nominee

"Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
A rebellious child identifies with Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share one last morning on Earth. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness. At summer camp, a young girl discovers the heartbreak of forbidden love.
Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages' wicked, wondrous adventures full of cheeky wit, empathy, and courage.
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Ellen Klages. (2017). Wicked Wonders. Tachyon Publications.

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2018 World Fantasy Award nominee
2018 Locus finalist – Best short story collection
2018 Alex Award nominee

"Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
A rebellious child identifies with Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share one last morning on Earth. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness. At summer camp, a young girl discovers the heartbreak of forbidden love.
Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages' wicked, wondrous adventures full of cheeky wit, empathy, and courage.
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        Praise for Wicked Wonders

        Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog Best Books of May
        Amazon Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Month
        io9 - 20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May
        A Book Riot Must-Read New Release
        A She Treads Softly Top 2017 Book
        Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List

        [STARRED REVIEW]"Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages (The Green Glass Sea)."
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      • source: Library Journal
      • content: "Poignant and relatable tales that push the barriers of the fantastical realism and beyond."
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      • source: San Francisco Chronicle
      • content: "The reader never knows what fantastic surprise may come next. Enthusiasts of genre fiction--fantasy, science fiction, metafiction--will delight in these 14 strong tales."
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      • source: Strange Horizons
      • content: "If novels are like dollar bills, short stories are the shiny silvers and coppers that you hold in the palm of your hand. Ellen Klages, in her latest collection of short fiction, pours out a handful of these bright coppers and silver crescents (together with the tokens to some old arcades along summer boardwalks); they catch the mind and the eye with their brilliance."
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      • source: A Universe in Words
      • content: "All the stories in Klages' brilliant collection have an understated charm. They start of so calmly and quietly, perfectly normal and straightforward except for those few notes that are both discordant and yet elevate the story. And then something wonderful happens on the pages of each story, and I think it is best described as joy."
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      • content: "In these 14 tales, Ellen Klages managed to shift my paradigms, to help me regain some of the magic lost in my passage out of childhood. Such is the power of the short story, when told by one skilled in the magic of words."
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      • source: The MT Void
      • content: "Wicked Wonders is truly a wonderful collection of recent short fiction by Ellen Klages. It's a terrific introduction to her work."
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      • source: SF Crowsnest
      • content: "Klages uses language very artfully. Her descriptions are very beautiful and rich, which leave the worlds she creates very well-painted."
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      • source: Jana Nyman, Fantasy Literature
      • content: "Reading Wicked Wonders is like looking through a box filled with heirloom jewelry and listening to their histories: each piece is special or significant in some way, and at least one story is likely to stay with you for one reason or another. I'll be adding a copy of Wicked Wonders to my own library, with the intent of reading it many times in the future. Highly recommended."
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      • source: Nalo Hopkinson, author of The Salt Roads and Falling in Love with Hominids
      • content: "Delightful. Disturbing. Delicious. And always, her prose is gorgeous. Klages is one of my favourite authors."
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      • source: Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
      • content: "Every time you think you know where an Ellen Klages story is going, she pulls another fast one. Wicked Wonders is fancy in every sense of the word."
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      • content: "Klages surprises in each story, but maintains a sense of humanity and warmth throughout that transforms her tales from narrative experiments into powerful observations of the human (and non-human) condition."
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      • source: Lightspeed
      • content: "Witty, sly, wicked, and poignant."
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      • source: Chicago Tribune
      • content: "Klages writes from the emotional center of a tale rather than from the science fiction conceit . . . Klages' mastery of the telling detail is evident."
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      • source: SF Bluestocking
      • content: "Full of consistently thoughtful, clever, affecting stories, all overlaid by a sort of gently reassuring feeling of nostalgia."
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      • source: The Illustrated Page
      • content: "Ellen Klages is a phenomenally skilled writer with the miraculous ability to immerse her readers into nostalgic years of childhoods passed. Her stories also have a clear feminist bent, with the focus on the lives of smart and strong willed women."
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      • source: Fangirl Nation
      • content: "Wicked Wonders is a collection that the reader finds themselves not wanting to put down, but also not wanting to finish out of fear that they will have to leave the magical world they've found behind when the close the cover."
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      • source: Bookstalker
      • content: "All of these stories have a strange little bend in them but the magic isn't overwhelming, they are 'curiouser and curiouser' still."
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      • content: "If you enjoy strong or subversive female protagonists in speculative fiction, this collection is for you!"
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      • content: "Klages has a...
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        Starred review from April 17, 2017
        Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages (The Green Glass Sea). Some are set in a variant of our own world, including “The Education of a Witch,” which builds a small girl’s fondness for Maleficent up to an ominous climax. Others transport readers elsewhere: “Friday Night at St. Cecilia’s” takes place inside several board games, where the player is at a fairy queen’s mercy. In “Amicae Eternum,” a young girl tries to absorb memories of Earth as she prepares to leave with her parents on a colony ship, and the astronaut in “Goodnight Moons” is already on Mars before she learns that her unexpected baby means she’s never going back home; both tales focus on the quiet moments and joy in life. The last two stories of the collection, “Woodsmoke” and “The Scary Ham,” are slices of life, not speculative at all. Queer characters appear often, warmly included without any fuss. The emotional impact of the stories is carefully managed in a way that’s meant to sweep readers up, not knock them down. The tie that binds these works together is humanity, lovingly and quietly explored no matter the genre. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary.

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        May 15, 2017

        What would you miss if it was your last morning on Earth? Best friends Corry and Anna fantasize about what Corry will leave behind when she departs on a multigeneration space journey in "Amicae Aeternum." A little girl in "The Education of a Witch" discovers the appeal of becoming a wicked witch-queen, especially after she believes she is displaced in her parents' affections by a baby sister. Klages's (Portable Childhood; Scott O'Dell Award-winning The Green Glass Sea) second collection of short stories highlights a decade of the writer's work, articulating childhood wonders, supernatural situations, and sometimes the mere spirit of speculative fiction itself. VERDICT Klages's fans won't be disappointed by these poignant and relatable tales that push the barriers of the fantastical realism and beyond.--KC

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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2018 Alex Award nominee

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Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages' wicked, wondrous adventures full of cheeky wit, empathy, and courage.
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