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Table of Contents: WORD PUPPETS by Mary Robinette Kowal

WordPuppets1We’ve got the table of contents for Word Puppets, Mary Robinette Kowal’s first story collection, out in November from Prime Books and featuring an introduction by Patrick Rothfuss.

Here’s the synopsis:

Celebrated as the author of five acclaimed historical fantasy novels in the Glamourist series, Mary Robinette Kowal is also well known as an award-winning author of short science fiction and fantasy. Her stories encompass a wide range of themes, a covey of indelible characters, and settings that span from Earth’s past to its near and far futures as well as even farther futures beyond. Alternative history, fairy tales, adventure, fables, science fiction (both hard and soft), fantasy (both epic and cozy)—nothing is beyond the reach of her unique talent. Word Puppets—the first comprehensive collection of Kowal’s extraordinary fiction—includes her two Hugo-winning stories, a Hugo nominee, an original story set in the world of “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” and fourteen other show-stopping tales.

Here’s the table of contents:

  1. “The Bound Man”
  2. “Chrysalis”
  3. “Rampion”
  4. “At the Edge of Dying”
  5. “Clockwork Chickadee”
  6. “Body Language”
  7. “Waiting for Rain”
  8. “First Flight”
  9. “Evil Robot Monkey”
  10. “The Consciousness Problem”
  11. “For Solo Cello, op. 12”
  12. “For Want of a Nail”
  13. “The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland”
  14. “Salt of the Earth”
  15. “American Changeling”
  16. “The White Phoenix Feather”
  17. “We Interrupt This Broadcast”
  18. “Rockets Red”
  19. “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books (November 19, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1607014564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607014560

Here’s a close-up look at the wonderful Howard Lyon cover:


About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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