Titolo: Big Mama Stories
Casa editrice: Aqueduct Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One thing you can say for sure about Big Mamas and Big Poppas: their lives are never dull. The quirky, nearly omnipotent members of the colorful tribe of Big Mamas and Big Poppas rove the Universe, able to leap vast expanses of time and space in a single bound. Little can harm a Mama or Poppa, except large, mythological monsters and world-historical trends. And yet they do have their problems. In Big Ugly Mama and the Zk, for instance, Big Ugly Mama re-discovers why she dislikes time-travel, which she had hoped to use to put right the harm she has inadvertently inflicted on a zk. In Big Green Mama Falls in Love, Big Green Mama discovers just how life-threatening a Big-Mama-sized case of narcissistic love can be, even as the skwork learn that one cannot train a microbe to be patriotic. While in Big Red Mama in Time and Morris, Minnesota, Big Red Mama gets pissed off when she discovers the Cretaceous has been invaded by an obnoxious human who has stolen a time-machineand decides that some information probably shouldnt be free, particularly since as a group, humans underestimated the damage they did and rarely took responsibility for anything. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1619760290
Riassunto: Big Mama Stories collects five edgy, satirical tales of wily tricksters for the 21st century. In ''Big Green Mama Falls in Love,'' Big Green Mama duplicates herself and discovers just how life-threatening a Big-Mama-sized case of love can be while the skwork learn that one cannot train a microbe to be patriotic. In ''Big Red Mama in Time and Morris, Minnesota,'' Big Red Mama is annoyed big-time when she discovers the Cretaceous has been invaded by an obnoxious human who has stolen a time-machine and decides that some information probably shouldn't be free, particularly since as a group, humans underestimated the damage they did and rarely took responsibility for anything. On the basis of these stories, the one thing you can say for sure is that Big Mamas' lives are never dull.
''Eleanor Arnason is a treasure,'' writes Andrea Hairston, the award-winning author of Redwood and Wildfire. ''Why? She knows her craft, respects her audience, and has a dazzling imagination. She entertains us with fearless writing.''
L'autore: Eleanor Arnason's fourth novel, A Woman of the Iron People, won the James Tiptree Jr. Award and the Mythopoeic Society Award for adult fantasy. Her fifth novel, Ring of Swords, won a Minnesota Book Award. Since 1994 she has concentrated on short fiction. Her story ''Dapple'' won a Spectrum Award for GLBT science fiction; and she has been a finalist for the Sturgeon, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives in Minnesota.
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