Scenting the Dark and Other Stories

Scenting the Dark and Other Stories

Mary Robinette Kowal John Scalzi Sandra Castelli / Oct 17, 2019

Scenting the Dark and Other Stories These things await you Love and hope in the aftermath of a very personal environmental apocalypse Fear that comes in being trapped in your own body enslaved by your own faulty synapses Dread in a cur

  • Title: Scenting the Dark and Other Stories
  • Author: Mary Robinette Kowal John Scalzi Sandra Castelli
  • ISBN: 9781596062672
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • These things await you Love and hope in the aftermath of a very personal environmental apocalypse Fear that comes in being trapped in your own body, enslaved by your own faulty synapses Dread in a cure that works in unexpected ways Discovery of what you ve always known, but couldn t face, about your own lover.Explore these and in the seven beautiful, wounded landsThese things await you Love and hope in the aftermath of a very personal environmental apocalypse Fear that comes in being trapped in your own body, enslaved by your own faulty synapses Dread in a cure that works in unexpected ways Discovery of what you ve always known, but couldn t face, about your own lover.Explore these and in the seven beautiful, wounded landscapes of Scenting the Dark, the first collection from Campbell Award winner Mary Robinette Kowal Her lean, vigorous style has been satisfying readers since 2006, including multiple appearances in Year s Best lists The stories here lay bare the ways we try to prevent, contain and repair the damaged world around us, the further harm we can cause by trying, and why every moment of joyous, defiant struggle is worth it if you have love enough, and hope.Contents Portrait of Ari Death comes but once Some other day Just right Scenting the dark Locked in This little pig Jaiden s weaver

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      • Mary Robinette Kowal John Scalzi Sandra Castelli

        Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story For Want of a Nail won the 2011 Hugo Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov s, and several Year s Best anthologies She is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass Tor 2012.Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown CBS , the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions Her designs have garnered two UNIMA USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.


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    1. I was disappointed by this book. I had heard the author on a few episodes of Writing Excuses and had been impressed with what she had to say, particularly in this episode. As a result I had high hopes for the stories in this collection.The stories are primarily character portraits, and don't mistake me, her characters are very well drawn and believable, and her description in the narrative is apt. However, the endings of all of these stories fall flat for me. It's always clear what feeling they [...]


    2. Mary Robinette Kowal is a great writer. She crafts engaging characters and settings, and her stories always leave me wanting more. Some of the stories in this short collection ended on a very low key, without the bang or twist that makes a short story more memorable. But surprise ending after surprise ending would get old after a while, so I'm not too unhappy about this more realistic approach. I'm not sure why Kowal hasn't turned nearly all of these short stories into novels; I expect some of t [...]


    3. Short stories how I love and hate them. All the stories I liked in this collection had a sci-fi quality to them. My favorite was the last story about a little girl on the planet of New Oregon, raising her Teddy Bear Spider. I so want one!


    4. I normally do not read short stories as they generally leave me wanting more in general, but I was happily suprised with this chapbook of tales. While some left a little to be desired as the author included her very early works, I was impressed my many of the tales which left me entirely satisfied.


    5. The last story saved the day! Really enjoyed it. The others seemed to be college papers with little footnotes at the end.


    6. Wonderful collection of Kowal's earlier work, most of which are available for free on her website. I really appreciated the author's notes that accompany each story. My favorite was "Some Other Day", a great near-future scifi idea wrapped up with tragedy, triumph, disappointment, hope, and love. The titular story, "Scenting the Dark", is terrifying; "Jaiden's Weaver" is a bit saccharine but I think it provides a nice balance against some of the other stories.


    7. This review was originally posted on my review blog, Stomping on Yeti, at yetistomper/2010/ Words or Less: In one of the most impressive debut collections I�ve read, Kowal proves why she deserves the Campbell Award for Best New Writer by portraying identifiable characters in unforgettable scenes.[return][return]Rating: 5/5 stars[return][return]The Good: Kowal�s stories evoke honest emotion with apparently little effort; Authentic sounding dialogue free from tags and other distractions; Simpl [...]


    8. "Portrait of Ari": Two artists, Tom & the titular Ari, pull an all-nighter. They start out a loving couple, but it's the middle and end that make it really interesting. I was impressed and surprised by the fact that I didn't actually need a lot of explanation for this story to be compelling. It just It's quite unnerving. A-"Death Comes But Twice": A man writes a letter to his wife because he is about to die. His friend has concocted an elixir that brings you back from the dead. How are these [...]



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