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Kathleen Jennings

Autor(a) de Flyaway

15+ Works 299 Membros 22 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Kathleen Jennings is an Australian illustrator and writer. She studied to be a lawyer. But she has created many illustrations and cover art for books by successful authors. She won the 2015 Ditmar Awards Best Artwork for Cranky Ladies of History. Her writing awards include the 2015 Ditmar Awards mostrar mais Best Short Story for her work, A Hedge of Yellow Roses. She also won the Best Artist category of the 2015 Ditmar Awards. 030. mostrar menos
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Obras por Kathleen Jennings

Flyaway (2020) — Cover and interior artist, algumas edições238 exemplares
Kindling: Stories (2024) 21 exemplares
Tor.com Publishing 2020 Debut Sampler (2020) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The heart of Owl Abbas [SS] (2018) 4 exemplares
Envol (2023) 2 exemplares
Mouseskin 1 exemplar
Skull and Hyssop 1 exemplar
Arcanos Unraveled 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Stranger Things Happen: Stories (2001) — Artista da capa, algumas edições1,691 exemplares
Was (1992) — Artista da capa, algumas edições904 exemplares
A Stranger in Olondria (2013) — Artista da capa, algumas edições743 exemplares
The Child Garden (1989) — Artista da capa, algumas edições732 exemplares
Fire Logic (2002) — Artista da capa, algumas edições714 exemplares
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 695 exemplares
Earth Logic (2004) — Artista da capa, algumas edições331 exemplares
The Prisoner's Throne (2024) — Ilustrador, algumas edições329 exemplares
The Winged Histories (2016) — Artista da capa — 298 exemplares
The Freedom Maze (2011) — Artista da capa, algumas edições269 exemplares
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
Water Logic (2007) — Artista da capa, algumas edições242 exemplares
What I Didn't See: Stories (2010) — Artista da capa, algumas edições233 exemplares
The Bread We Eat in Dreams: Stories (2013) — Ilustrador, algumas edições206 exemplares
Tremontaine: Season 1 (2017) — Ilustrador, algumas edições188 exemplares
The Border Keeper (2019) — Artista da capa, algumas edições180 exemplares
Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales (2009) — Artista da capa — 168 exemplares
Young Woman in a Garden: Stories (2014) — Artista da capa, algumas edições94 exemplares
Cranky Ladies of History (2015) — Artista da capa — 85 exemplares
Air Logic (2019) — Artista da capa, algumas edições85 exemplares
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021 Edition (2022) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Emma Tupper's Diary (1971) — Artista da capa, algumas edições78 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Bitterwood Bible (2014) — Artista da capa — 60 exemplares
Telling the Map: Stories (2017) — Artista da capa, algumas edições60 exemplares
Waters of Versailles (2015) — Artista da capa — 47 exemplares
Midnight and Moonshine (2012) — Artista da capa — 38 exemplares
Cry Murder! in a Small Voice (2013) — Ilustrador — 37 exemplares
Domnall and the Borrowed Child (2015) — Artista da capa — 32 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The 400-Million-Year-Itch (2012) — Artista da capa — 24 exemplares
To Spin a Darker Stair (2012) — Ilustrador — 21 exemplares
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2014) — Artista da capa — 20 exemplares
One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries (2013) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Silver Well (2017) — Ilustrador, algumas edições15 exemplares
Black-Winged Angels (2014) — Ilustrador — 14 exemplares
Bloodlines (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 27 (2011) — Artista da capa — 11 exemplares
The Writer's Book of Doubt (2019) — Ilustrador — 11 exemplares
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 (2017) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Phantazein (2014) — Artista da capa — 9 exemplares
Hear Me Roar (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Stray Bats (2019) — Ilustrador — 7 exemplares
Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 31 (2014) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Insert Title Here (2015) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 34 (2016) — Artista da capa — 5 exemplares
Tor.com Nov/Dec 2023 Short Fiction — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Zeb and the Great Ruckus (2012) — Artista da capa — 4 exemplares
Winds of Change (2011) — Ilustrador — 3 exemplares
Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage and Kindness (2021) — Artwork, algumas edições3 exemplares
Focus 2014 : highlights of Australian short fiction (2015) — Ilustrador, algumas edições; Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
This collection of short stories read as fairy tales, often as a play on well known works and with a truth at its heart. Jennings uses different writing styles, allowing each story to be a surprise, both in content and in structure. The stories are full of remarkable characters and places, but speak to the universal truths: love, freedom, companionship, identity. And lots of birds! I didn’t love every story, but I did love most. Unfortunately, the most difficult story is the first; you may want to visit that one last.… (mais)
strongstuff | 6 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Fairy tale prose, an unreliable narrator, family secrets, and a fully realized, gothic-tinged rural Queensland setting make this debut novella an unmissable work of mythic horror.
raschneid | 12 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Kathleen Jennings's strengths as an author lie primarily in coming up with sharp, unsettling fantasy concepts and drawing them out in vivid detail. The short story is perhaps the ideal length for this - Jennings's novella Flyaway was atmospheric and had striking moments, but the meandering plot left something to be desired.

The stories in this collection often revolve around women who are determined to get what they want at all costs. Many of them draw on fairy tales and folklore, but Jennings manages to find unusual twists that keep the stories fresh. "A Hedge of Yellow Roses" is a take on Sleeping Beauty that features an eternally-young noblewoman gone half-feral in her hundred or more years without human contact, and "Undine Love" mines the Princess and the Frog for a surprising amount of horror and tragedy (though it is also frequently funny). Despite their well-worn origins, none of these stories feel tired or predictable, which is impressive. Other standouts include "Skull and Hyssop", an adventure/mystery with some memorable bits of sailing-related fantasy worldbuilding, and "Not to Be Taken", a portrait of a morally ambiguous woman who gets in over her head with a dangerous man and must come up with a scheme to escape his clutches.

As is usually true of short story collections, not all of the stories are winners, and it's unfortunate that in this case that includes both the opening story (the dense and perhaps overly ornate "Heart of Owl Abbas") and the title story (the eminently forgettable "Kindling"). But on balance, there's more good than bad here, and I would recommend the collection to fans of dark fantasy that leans towards the literary.
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xenoglossy | 6 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
If this had been billed as poetry, my rating would have been higher. I would call this a poem or prose-poem rather than a story. There is no narrative, nor are there any characters. Considered as a poem, it’s not bad, though it’s not my preferred type of poetry. It’s an interesting look at fairy-tales, fairy-tale retellings, and stories generally. But it is not, itself, a story, and it does bill itself as one - hence my rating: Not unpleasant to read, but not a good or even average story. The cover is lovely.… (mais)
Julie_in_the_Library | Dec 2, 2023 |



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