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Alix E. Harrow

Autor(a) de The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Associated Works

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023 (2023) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance (2022) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Apex Magazine 105 (February 2018) (2018) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Multiverses: An anthology of alternate realities (2023) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 33: March/April 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #270 (2019) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 54 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Shimmer 2015: The Collected Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Shimmer 2014: The Collected Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy, Volume Two (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Strange Horizons, January 12 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Heintzman, Alix
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Berea, Kentucky, USA
Kate McKean



A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables, #1) ♦ Alix E. Harrow | Review

In A Spindle Splintered, a delightful modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty, the predestined fates of two girls who are destined to die change as their paths cross.

A Spindle Splintered ♦ Alix E. Harrow


One with a chronic illness that will probably not keep her alive until she is 22, and another destined to sleep forever. The parallels here were fantastically chosen.

While I really enjoyed the adventures of the protagonists, I was a little overwhelmed with the nature and explanation of travel into the fairy tales. That just couldn’t convince me.
I also found some of the characters a bit annoying, especially the main character made me roll my eyes more than once. I was really glad that it was only a short story.

But the messages in the story are clear: power to the women, because no princess really had to be saved. They simply took the reins into their own hands and saved themselves.


All in all, it’s a playful mockery of fairy tale clichés, complete with the obligatory happy ending, some tilting of uncomfortable fairy tale concepts, and enough heartwarming elements to make for an enjoyable read.

This review was first published at The Art of Reading.
… (mais)
RoXXieSiXX | 66 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables, #2) ♦ Alix E. Harrow | Review

The second installment in the Fractured Fables series of Alix E. Harrow took me into the retelling of Snow White. But it left me more confused at the end about the travelling between fairy tales and reality.

A Mirror Mended ♦ Alix E. Harrow


Our main character could somehow beat her illness after she returned from her adventure in the first installment A Spindle Splintered, and she is even able to make it into another one, this time Snow White. The explanation of the whole travel system is still confusing to me, but so is time travel and astrophysics.… (mais)
RoXXieSiXX | 39 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
This was a short, feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty and I loved it. Its very easy to read and I was surprised by just how much story and fun the author managed to fit into this 100 something paged book.
beanskays | 66 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
Opal is broke, so she takes a job as a house cleaner in the creepiest, scariest house in the entire town of Eden, maybe in the whole state of Kentucky. She's never had an easy life. Her mother died, when she was a teenager and to keep the only family, she has together together...she fakes her way into gaining custody of her younger brother, Jasper. Years later we find Opal and Jasper still struggling to make ends meet. Jasper is an exceptionally bright and creative boy, and Opal desperately wants to get enough money together to get him out of Eden and maybe to a private school that will offer him all the resources he needs and deserves. Opal has always been mysteriously drawn to the Starling House. It's a huge old mansion shrouded in rumors and local legends. When she meets the reclusive owner of the house, Arthur Starling, she convinces him to give her the opportunity of a lifetime....to let her work in the house as a cleaner. He doesn't take much convincing, and soon Arthur is offering to pay Opal enough money to send Jasper to school...and in return, she gets to explore the house to her hearts content...the house she’s been dying to see for as long as she can remember. When a woman claiming to be working on behalf of the local power plant offers Opal even more money for information about Arthur Starling and about his house, Opal then begins to think that she must first discover something for herself. She has started to feel that Starling House must have a mind and a will of its own...otherwise why would such powerful people want so desperately to get inside? Author, Alex Harrow has magnificently turned Starling House into a character in itself with a mind of its own and a deeply horrifying plan. The house is strangely ALIVE...but how can that be? Page by page, line by line, word by word, the reader watches as Opal tries to untangle the many mysteries of Starling House, revealing how powerful people will twist the truth until the story suits their purposes, and sometimes gives life to what should never been alive to start with. A delightfully chilling and spooky story about how hidden truths usually always come back to haunt you.… (mais)
Carol420 | 40 outras críticas | May 6, 2024 |



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