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Emma Bull is a science fiction and fantasy author whose best-known novel is War for the Oaks, one of the pioneering works of urban fantasy. She has participated in Terri Windling's Borderland shared universe, which is the setting of her 1994 novel Finder. She sang in the rock-funk band Cats Laughing, and both sang and played guitar in the folk duo The Flash Girls while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Her 1991 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel Bone Dance was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Bull wrote a screenplay for War for the Oaks, which was made into an 11-minute mini-film designed to look like a film trailer. She made a cameo appearance as the Queen of the Seelie Court, and her husband, Will Shetterly, di...more


Welcome to Ask the Author--War for the Oaks edition!

War for the Oaks was my first novel, originally published by Ace in 1987, re-released by Tor Books in 2001 with a cool photo cover, and a few years after that in their Tor Teen line with an awesome Mike Dringenberg cover. There's also a screenplay (http://www.amazon.com/War-Oaks-Screen...), if you get a kick out stuff like that.

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War for the Oaks
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Territory
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“I’ve no surety that it is. I know only parts of what I feel; I may be misnaming the whole. You dwell in my mind like a household spirit. All that I think is followed with, ‘I shall tell that thought to Eddi.’ Whatever I see or hear is colored by what I imagine you will say of it. What is amusing is twice so, if you have laughed at it. There is a way you have of turning your head, quickly with a little tilt, that seems more wonderful to me than the practiced movements of dancers. All this, taken together, I’ve come to think of as love, but it may not be.

It is not a comfortable feeling. But I find that, even so, I would wish the same feeling on you. The possibility that I suffer it alone–that frightens me more than all the host of the Unseelie Court.”
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Emma Bull You're very welcome! I figured making myself available as a resource outside the actual discussion would make people less hesitant to share negative reactions to the book. Readers should always be free to share opinions with other readers!


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