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Fantastic Companions

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Winner of "Foreward Magazine"'s Silver Book of the Year Award in the Science Fiction category

Finalist for the 2006 Prix Aurora Best Work in English Award "Fantastic Companions" is an anthology of nineteen original short stories, chosen to illustrate the use of anthropomorphism in fantasy. Individual stories range from more traditional techniques, such as talking animals,

Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 17th 2005 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Lindsey Duncan
Fantastic Companions is a solid, varied anthology of imaginative, emotional, sometimes gently humorous short stories - all featuring non-human characters, most of whom stand side-by-side with a human counterpart. This is an exceptionally strong anthology; none of the stories were really duds, though a few were simply average, and a few others had flaws with virtues could make up for them ... and most of the tales were strong and satisfying, with unusual concepts or worldbuilding. Several moved m ...more
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