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Ekaterina Sedia

Forfatter af The Alchemy of Stone

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Omfatter også følgende navne: E. Sedia, Kathy Sedia, ekaterina sedia, Ekatarina Sedia

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Værker af Ekaterina Sedia

The Alchemy of Stone (2008) 641 eksemplarer
The Secret History of Moscow (2007) — Forfatter — 616 eksemplarer
Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (2008) — Redaktør — 215 eksemplarer
Heart of Iron (2011) 185 eksemplarer
The House of Discarded Dreams (2010) 176 eksemplarer
Running with the Pack (2010) — Redaktør — 149 eksemplarer
Moscow But Dreaming (2012) 91 eksemplarer
Bewere the Night (2011) — Redaktør — 77 eksemplarer
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Redaktør — 67 eksemplarer
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Redaktør — 40 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Redaktør — 11 eksemplarer
According To Crow (2005) 10 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 025 (October 2008) (2008) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 026 (November 2008) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Jigsaw Nation (2006) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Tin Cans 3 eksemplarer
Virus Changes Skin 2 eksemplarer
Zombie Lenin 2 eksemplarer
The Disemboweler 2 eksemplarer
The Taste of Wheat 1 eksemplar
Red 1 eksemplar
Whale Meat 1 eksemplar
Two Of Cups 1 eksemplar
The Mind of a Pig 1 eksemplar
Fungal Gardens 1 eksemplar
You Dream 1 eksemplar
Seas of the World 1 eksemplar
Just Chutney 1 eksemplar
A Handsome Fellow 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Introduktion — 228 eksemplarer
Haunted Legends (2010) — Bidragyder — 185 eksemplarer
The Future is Japanese (2012) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (2013) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Dark Faith (2010) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2008) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Shotguns v. Cthulhu (2013) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Fantasy (2007) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Horrors Beyond 2: Stories of Strange Creations (2007) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Lone Star Stories Reader (2008) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction (2018) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I (2009) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Spicy Slipstream Stories (2008) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Text: Ur (2007) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Not Our Kind (2015) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Exotic Gothic 4 (2012) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopian SF (2010) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Jabberwocky (2006) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Elastic Book of Numbers (2005) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Mythic 2 (2006) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Zombies vs Robots: Women on War! (2012) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 14 • July 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 17 (October 2010) (2010) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Exotic Gothic 3 Strange Visitations (2009) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Strange Little Girls (2016) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Medicine Show (The Liquid Laughter Project) (2006) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Under the Rose (2009) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 070 (July 2012) (2012) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Zombies Vs Robots: Diplomacy (2013) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Walrus Tales (2012) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 018 (March 2008) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Sedia, E.
Sedia, Kathy
Moscow, Russia
New Jersey, USA
Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University
Rutgers University-Camden
fantasy writer
fantasy novelist
magazine editor
Kort biografi
Ekaterina "Kathy" Sedia, née Holland, was born in Moscow, Russia and attended Moscow State University. She came to the USA to work as a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then enrolled for graduate studies at Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey, where she earned a Ph.D. in 2001. She is a professor of plant ecology and evolution at Richard Stockton College of NJ. She is best known as a fantasy novelist, her most famous work to date being The Alchemy of Stone (2008). Her other novels include The Secret History of Moscow, According to Crow, and The House of Discarded Dreams. She has also written short stories, poems, and nonfiction books. She was the editor of Jigsaw Nation and the World Fantasy Award-winning Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy.



The Secret History of Moscow i Fans of Russian authors (januar 2016)


Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I borrowed a copy of this on ebook from my library.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this book but found the plot to be a bit messy and poorly paced. The story follows Mattie, an intelligent automaton who has gained independence from her maker to become an alchemist. Mattie is approached by the gargoyles to help them find a cure to their slow demise. Then Mattie is unfortunately drawn into a political conflict between the gargoyles, the alchemists, and the mechanics that is tearing the city of Ayona apart.

I enjoyed Mattie as a character, she was unique with a very unique set of concerns. Watching her struggle between hating her creator and still wanting to obey and support him was both tough and intriguing. She also wanted to form connections with other humans but her dreams would be dashed when the humans didn't recognize her need for connection.

I really loved the gargoyles who built this stone city and watching them try to adjust to the changes in their world. The city of Ayona itself was another aspect I loved about this

Where the story fell short was the plot. There are a few different plot threads going on here. Mattie's search for an alchemical cure for the gargoyles, Mattie's struggle to leave her creator behind, and then the turmoil between the different factions of the city. These storylines weren't woven together very well and would get dropped and then picked back up. It made the story feel fractured.

My Summary (4/5): Overall I enjoyed this. It was heartfelt, unique, and engaging. I loved Mattie, the city, and the gargoyles. I did struggle with how fractured the storyline felt. It is hard to find decent steampunk reads and this is one I would definitely recommend if you enjoy reading steampunk themed books. I do plan to check out additional books by Sedia in the future; there were some very unique ideas in here.
… (mere)
krau0098 | 34 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
Not the best, not the worst, good, but frustrating. Just enough to get interested in the various characters, but only enough to be satisfied with regard to one.
IsraOverZero | 30 andre anmeldelser | Sep 23, 2023 |
Just about anyone who loves to read is familiar with the great Russian writers of the 19th century like Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Gogol, Ckekhov, etc. But how many of us are familiar with the writers of modern day Russia ? While spending a lot of time watching the Sochi Olympics and hearing about Russia I decided it was time I looked into some current Russian literature, and wound up being really pleased with this selection. The Secret History of Moscow is a real gem. It has so many elements. It's part Russian history, part fairy tale, part horror, part fantasy. And for good measure there's even a bit of romance thrown in. Will definitely have to explore more modern day Russian fiction.… (mere)
kevinkevbo | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |



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