The Essential Bordertown: A Traveller's Guide to the Edge of Faerie by Terri WindlingThe Essential Bordertown: A Traveller's Guide to the Edge of Faerie by Terri Windling

The Essential Bordertown: A Traveller's Guide to the Edge of Faerie

byTerri Windling

Paperback | September 8, 1999

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Bordertown. Once a normal American city, now a perilous nexus between the World and returned Elfland. From the banks of the addictive Mad River to the all-night clublands where young elves and humans fight and play, all the way up to glittering dragon's Tooth Hill, where high society seals itself away from the street--this is no city to trifle with.

Bordertown. A place of hidden magic, flamboyant artists, runaway teenagers, and pagan motorcycle gangs. The city you always knew was there.

Bordertown was created by Terri Windling, multiple World fantasy Award-winning editor, artist, and writer. Now thirteen of modern fantasy's finest writers return to Bordertown once again, to tell a new cycle of tales of the city. Here are Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, Patricia A. McKillip, Felicity Savage, Delia Sherman, Midori Snyder, Caroline Stevermer--and here is bestselling author Steven Brust with "When the Bow Breaks," chosen as a finalist for the Nebula Ward after the hardcover publication of this volume.

Bordertown. It's an attitude and a state of mind. It's elfin light and human sweat. It will never let you go.

Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel The Wood Wife. She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow--including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tal...
Title:The Essential Bordertown: A Traveller's Guide to the Edge of FaerieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.2 × 5.57 × 0.9 inPublished:September 8, 1999Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312867034

ISBN - 13:9780312867034

Appropriate for ages: 15

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From Our Editors

Bordertown is the fantastical invention of writer and artist Terri Windling. Transformed into a bridge between the Human and Faerie Worlds, this formerly ordinary American city is a magical place where humans and elves come to meet and interact. The Essential Bordertown presents works by a variety of writers who have created stories set in Windling’s fictional world. Edited by Windling with Delia Sherman, this collection features writing from such prominent authors as Charles de Lint, Steven Brust, Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer.

Editorial Reviews

"Irresistible: this is what the universe ought to be like." -Interzone"There isn't a weak story in the book." -Vector"The stories are personal ones, not epic stories with empires or worlds in the balance. A rock 'n' roll atmosphere pervades the stories. there is something about a punked-out, mohawked el in a leather jacket that shatters the Tolkien mold, that allows the characters to be different, to be apart from the previous mythologies....The chronicles of the Borderlands are heartily recommended." -Different Worlds