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4.5  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The stories within are strange and heady, original and surprising. In them, the Duchamp heroine often finds herself pulled into some fascinating new world. The Duchamp reader is in the same position, though much happier to be there. Highly recommended."
— Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club.

Duchamp's short fiction is compassionate, sharp-eyed, intelligent
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 9th 2012 by Aqueduct Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I bought this a couple of years ago after being much impressed by Duchamp’s Marq’ssan Cycle – which, incidentally, is one of the best sf series about first contact ever written – but had never got around to reading it for some reason. Which I have now rectified. Partly, I admit, prompted by the superb story by Duchamp which opens the VanderMeers’ feminist sf anthology, Sisters of the Revolution. That story is not in Never at Home, but those that are range from the merely good to the bloody excel ...more
Kivrin Engle
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Duchamp is the queen of originality when it comes to compelling, well-crafted short science-fiction novellas. We are drawn into these unexpected new worlds, unlike any we have traveled with other science-fiction writers. She takes us on an emotional, physical journey with her heroines until we too, feel their exhaustion, their triumph, their compassion, and most importantly, their humanity/alienity. Highly recommended!
Eva Folsom
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Timmi's work always hits me in the gut and the brain simultaneously and this collection did not disappoint. I like the variety of story and how they each intimately, profoundly relate to title, each in a different way.

As always, Ducham's mastery of the craft, especially deftness with structure, provides a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing backdrop without detracting from the stories.
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L. Timmel Duchamp was born in 1950, the first child of three. Duchamp first began writing fiction in a library carrel at the University of Illinois in 1979, for a joke. But the joke took on a life of its own and soon turned into a satirical roman a clef in the form of a murder mystery titled "The Reality Principle." When she finished it, she allowed the novel to circulate via photocopies, and it ...more
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