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Fast ships, black sails
Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
Adult Nonfiction PN6120.95.P54 F37 2008

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Saintly pirates, loony pirates, pirate cooks and talking animal-buccaneers slash and swagger through the Caribbean, the Internet, the perpetually frozen Atlantic and the seas of distant planets in this collection of 18 original stories. The anthology begins strongly with Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette's "Boojum," a tale of one space pirate's self-discovery, and concludes equally well with a gentleman rogue and his magical puppet in Garth Nix's "Beyond the Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsk^e." The levity of "Castor on Troubled Waters," Rhys Hughes's playful romp through time and space, and Howard Waldrop's conflation of fictional pirates, "Avast, Abaft!," are balanced by "68 07' 15" N, 31 36' 44" W," Conrad Williams's baffling little chunk of horror. These ingenious variations on a theme deserve to be savored slowly. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The award-winning editors of Steampunk and The New Weird tap into another fantasy subgenre with this collection of 19 tales about swashbuckling pirates and the corsair's life by Elizabeth Bear, Naomi Novik, Eric Flint, Kage Baker, Michael Moorcock, and others. From Rhys Hughes's story of a past-his-prime Welsh pirate who lives for his bygone days ("Castor on Troubled Waters") to Paul Batteiger's story featuring Sir Francis Drake ("A Cold Day in Hell"), these stories should satisfy pirate and pirate fantasy fans, and they belong in large libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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