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What happens
When myth
Meets storyteller?
Something new is born.
Mythspring

Song and story. Myth and tradition. They are a shared legacy that both satisfies and inspires. Join these talented authors as they celebrate the rich, diverse, and occasionally truly odd culture of our country.

Mythspring is an anthology of original short speculative fiction, including fantasy, scien
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Softcover, 295 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Rebecca A.
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Linking song, myth, legend, oral tales, and the written story--this is a fine collection of creativity. And a good deal, money-wise, because you get 15 excellent authors in one volume, too.

Short stories allow for experimentation, the chasing of wild ideas. Loved how each author takes a starting point, and then surprises the reader.
Jacqueline
Jun 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Extra 1/2 star.

- "The Ghost of Watson's Mill Is Online", Daniel Archambault
- "Walking With Wolves", Alison Baird
- "The Universal Soldier", Charles de Lint
- "All the Cool Monsters at Once", James Alan Gardner
- "After November", Roben Goodfellow
- "Under Summons", Tanya Huff
- "Over Lunar White", Lorne Kates
- "The Lady of Land's End", Genevieve Kierans
- "Mirror, Mirror", Genevieve Kierans
- "Windigo", Mark Ladouceur
- "This Is the Ice Age", Claude Lalumière
- "This Ink Feels Like Sorrow", Karin Lowache
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Susan
Oct 20, 2008 marked it as currently-reading-anthcoll
Shelves: anthology
Mirror, Mirror • (2006) • shortstory by Genevieve Kierans
Windigo • (2006) • shortstory by Mark Ladouceur
All the Cool Monsters at Once • (2006) • shortstory by James Alan Gardner
Over Lunar White • (2006) • novelette by Lorne Kates

"Under Summons" by Tanya Huff collected in Finding Magic and re-collected in He Said, Sidhe Said reread 3/19/2015

Walking with Wolves • (2006) • shortstory by Alison Baird
This Is the Ice Age • (2006) • shortstory by Claude Lalumière
Family Trees • [Marysburgh County] • (20
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Melanie
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book because it had a story in it by Charles De Lint and I have most of his work. If you enjoy urban myth meets fairyland and suspense, then De Lint is for you.

There are a wide range of story types within the book and I was overjoyed to find 5 new authors to check out. There are ghosts, mythical creatures, humanity and inhumanity. This is definately a great book for your spare room night table. Any friend will find something in this great well chosen collection to intrigue and ent
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Jesse
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology
This review is only for "This Ink Feels Like Sorrow" by Karin Lowachee. This is why I read your work; I just love your writing.

"How accurate are emotions anyway? True, they aren't bullseyes. They are scattershot bullets. They rip you apart in a million directions until you dissipate into the void like an exploded star." p.225
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Luce Cronin
Feb 28, 2016 rated it liked it
An anthology of short stories exploring various myths and legends of Canada. I was very pleasantly surprised at the variety of writing styles and subjects. A good read if you enjoy reading the mythology of Canada
Maurynne  Maxwell
Jan 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good writing. A lot of bleakness, though.
Mike
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Excellent collection of 16 short stories. Includes those by Julie Czerneda, Tanya Huff, and Charles de Lint.
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For over twenty years, Canadian author/ former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things through her science fiction, published by DAW Books, NY. Julie’s written fantasy too, the first installments of her Night’s Edge series (DAW) A Turn of Light and A Play of Shadow, winning consecutive Aurora Awards (Canada’s Hugo) for Best English Novel. Having completed her Clan ...more

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