Вручение 2007 г.

Страна: США Дата проведения: 2007 г.

Премия им. Уильяма Кроуфорда

M. Rickert 0.0
Set in a reality where nightmares do not fade upon waking, this anthology skims along the surface of life and dips just beneath, revealing the hidden machinations that fuel dreams. These underlying myths and fantasies exist not as musty old stories but as ancient truths that have come to illuminate the modern human condition. The title story touches on themes of grief, redemption, and time travel; "Cold Fire" ventures into love and obsession; and "Peace on Suburbia" introduces readers to a Christmas with an entirely different kind of savior. These and 13 other tales are framed by four interludes—Dreams, Nightmares, Waking, and Rising—that guide readers through a world that is at once familiar and eerily off-kilter.
Scott Lynch 4.4
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part Robin Hood, one part "Ocean's Eleven," and entirely enthralling....
An orphan's life is harsh-and often short-in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains-a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans-a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.
Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful-and more ambitious-than Locke has yet imagined.
Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men-and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game-or die trying.... "From the Hardcover edition."
Theodora Goss 0.0
The reprint of In the Forest of Forgetting by award-winning author Theodora Goss, first published in 2006 by Prime Books, with an introduction by Terri Windling and cover art by Virginia Lee. The table of contents has been slightly modified: "Phalaenopsis" has been replaced by "Her Mother's Ghosts," which first appeared in 2004 in The Rose and Twelve Petals and Other Stories, released by Small Beer Press.
Дэниел Абрахам 3.5
Странный, экзотический мир...
Здесь на руинах древней империи образовались города Хайема, коими управляют могущественные властители - хаи, и коим вечно угрожает воинственный сосед - царство Гальт.
Здесь поэзия имеет магическую силу, ибо только поэты в силах призывать и подчинять своей власти таинственных духов - андатов, способных помочь людям и в мирные дни, и в грозную годину войны.
Но одному из андатов - Безымянному - не по вкусу состоять на службе у Хешая, славного поэта города Сарайкет. Он желает свободы и власти - а потому затевает рискованную и опасную игру, цель которой - погубить поэта и способствовать Гальту в завоевании Сарайкета.
Своим орудием Безымянный выбирает Отз, знатного юношу, сбежавшего из школы поэтов и состоящего в обучении у купца, его друга детства - любимого ученика Хешая Маати и его возлюбленную Лиат...
Аня Джоанна ДеНиро 0.0
“I’m thrilled to see him in bookstores at last.”—Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude

“Filled with stunning images and incantatory rhythms.”—Time Out Chicago

A wide-ranging and assured, surprising, and funny debut collection. Alan DeNiro’s gently surreal stories use a toolbox of genres (including science fiction and fantasy) to grapple with issues of identity, family, gender, and politics. (Think Aimee Bender or George Saunders.) Even in the oddest moments, these characters are real people grappling with real relationships and real heartbreaks. The title story was shortlisted for the O. Henry Award. A Book Sense Pick.

Alan DeNiro lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Keith Donohue 4.3
Inspired by the W.B. Yeats poem that tempts a child from home to the waters and the wild, The Stolen Child is a modern fairy tale narrated by the child Henry Day and his double.

On a summer night, Henry Day runs away from home and hides in a hollow tree. There he is taken by the changelings—an unaging tribe of wild children who live in darkness and in secret. They spirit him away, name him Aniday, and make him one of their own. Stuck forever as a child, Aniday grows in spirit, struggling to remember the life and family he left behind. He also seeks to understand and fit in this shadow land, as modern life encroaches upon both myth and nature.

In his place, the changelings leave a double, a boy who steals Henry’s life in the world. This new Henry Day must adjust to a modern culture while hiding his true identity from the Day family. But he can’t hide his extraordinary talent for the piano (a skill the true Henry never displayed), and his dazzling performances prompt his father to suspect that the son he has raised is an imposter. As he ages the new Henry Day becomes haunted by vague but persistent memories of life in another time and place, of a German piano teacher and his prodigy. Of a time when he, too, had been a stolen child. Both Henry and Aniday obsessively search for who they once were before they changed places in the world.

The Stolen Child is a classic tale of leaving childhood and the search for identity. With just the right mix of fantasy and realism, Keith Donohue has created a bedtime story for adults and a literary fable of remarkable depth and strange delights.
Наоми Новик 4.2
Наполеоновские войны с участием драконов. Ящеры, выполняющие роль "разумных самолетов". Легендарные монстры, носящие офицерское звание и преподающие людям-"авиаторам" непростое искусство полета на драконах.
Разве такое возможно? В потрясающем воображение романе Наоми Новик возможно все!..