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Publisher's Summary

In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering listeners twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining.

Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories ranging from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.

Included in this collection are:

  • Falls the Shadow on Broken Stone
  • Till Human Voices Wake Us
  • No Gift of Words
  • Pele's Beekeeper
  • Crawlies
  • Delilah
  • No Spaceships Go
  • All-Purpose Luck
  • Roping the Mother
  • Winter's Bite
  • Broken Moon
  • All is Violent, All is Bright
  • The Scent of Sunlight
  • Light of the Earth As Seen from Tartarus
  • Nevermind the Bollocks
  • Delivering Yaehala
  • Of Bone and Steel and Other Soft Materials
  • La Ultima Esperanza
  • A Hunter's Memory of Winter
  • On Higher Ground

©2013 AnneMarie Buhl (P)2013 AnneMarie Buhl

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  • joan
  • Atlanta, ga,United States
  • 01-05-14

Great variety, solid writing.

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I've never written a review before but since this title is new and has no reviews yet, I wanted to support the book/author. It's been awhile since I've read short stories, so I enjoyed the regular intervals of resolution - something you don't get with a long novel. I enjoyed the variety - Some stories were about futuristic space travel, some leaned more towards witches and fairy tales. Several had female heroines - warriors, athletes and a**-kicking characters. Several stories struck me at how deep the character went - alluding to a past and future that defined the character. I enjoyed the narrator too, his female voices took a little getting used to but ultimately I liked him. I've read Asimov, Douglas Adams, Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, John Scalzi, James Dashner, Allen Steele, etc

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