Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction by Lloyd AlexanderFirebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction by Lloyd Alexander

Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction

byLloyd Alexander, Nancy FarmerEditorNovember Sharyn

Paperback | May 5, 2005

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Firebirds is more than simply an anthology -- it is a celebration of wonderful writing. It gathers together sixteen original stories by some of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. Together, they have won virtually every major prize -- from the National Book Award to the World Fantasy Award to the Newbery Medal -- and have made best-seller lists worldwide. These authors, including Lloyd Alexander (The Chronicles of Prydain), Diana Wynne Jones (The Merlin Conspiracy), Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Patricia A. McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), Meredith Ann Pierce (The Darkangel Trilogy), and Nancy Farmer (The House of the Scorpion), each with his or her own inimitable style, tell stories that will entertain, provoke, startle, amuse, and resonate long after the last page has been turned.

The writers featured in Firebirds all share a connection to Firebird Books, an imprint that is dedicated to publishing the best fantasy and science fiction for teenage and adult readers.

Few writers have inspired as much affection and interest among readers young and old as Lloyd Alexander, and few writers have won so many literary honors. Most of his books have been written in the form of fantasy. But fantasy, Alexander believes, is merely one of many ways to express attitudes and feelings about real people, real hum...
Title:Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142403202

ISBN - 13:9780142403204

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an amazing collection of all different types of fantasy. Although some of the short stories were not be something I would normally read, all were very good. The variety of fantasy sub-genres makes this book appealing to anyone who has ever liked any sort of fantasy. Definitely a must-read.
Date published: 2005-12-18