Catherynne M. Valente
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Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards and has been a finalist the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, two enormous cats, four chickens, several spinning wheels with ulterior motives, an uncompleted master's degree, and a secret door in the back of her wardrobe.

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Best Sellers

    • Space Opera

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top galactic science fiction spectacle from best-selling author Catherynne Valente where sentient races compete for glory in a universe-wide musical contest....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful clever, fun, and satisfying read

    • By SparklyShiny on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Annihilation

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With a new game, Mass Effect Andromeda, set for release in 2017, the launch of a new series of Mass Effect novels is timely....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 507
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 501

    September is a girl who longs for adventure. When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nurturing your child within

    • By Michael on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Palimpsest

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing as always!

    • By Sarah Prentice on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • By: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90

    From legendary editor Ellen Datlow, Tails of Wonder collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats from an all-star list of contributors....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste of money

    • By Lori Kim on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Deathless

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kim de Blecourt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Fantasy Book of the Year

    • By Robert on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Refrigerator Monologues

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Karis A. Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious

    • By Andrew on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: S. J. Tucker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows - and their magic - to the world of Fairyland-Below....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauiful, playful, dark, and dreamy.

    • By Charles on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Habitation of the Blessed

    • A Dirge for Prester John, Volume One
    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is the story of a place that never was: the kingdom of Prester John, the utopia....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting novel

    • By Susan B. on 04-22-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Radiance

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and tons of fun

    • By Kate on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

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