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Ekaterina Sedia

Autor(a) de The Alchemy of Stone

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Obras por Ekaterina Sedia

The Alchemy of Stone (2008) 636 exemplares
The Secret History of Moscow (2007) — Autor — 615 exemplares
Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (2008) — Editor — 213 exemplares
Heart of Iron (2011) 183 exemplares
The House of Discarded Dreams (2010) 175 exemplares
Running with the Pack (2010) — Editor — 147 exemplares
Moscow But Dreaming (2012) 88 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Editor — 77 exemplares
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Editor — 67 exemplares
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Editor — 40 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Editor — 11 exemplares
According To Crow (2005) 10 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 025 (October 2008) (2008) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 026 (November 2008) — Editor — 4 exemplares

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Introdução — 224 exemplares
Haunted Legends (2010) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
The Future is Japanese (2012) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (2013) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Dark Faith (2010) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2008) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Shotguns v. Cthulhu (2013) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Horrors Beyond 2: Stories of Strange Creations (2007) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Lone Star Stories Reader (2008) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I (2009) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Spicy Slipstream Stories (2008) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Text: Ur (2007) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Not Our Kind (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopian SF (2010) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 4 (2012) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Elastic Book of Numbers (2005) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Zombies vs Robots: Women on War! (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 14 • July 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Apex Magazine 17 (October 2010) (2010) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 3 Strange Visitations (2009) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Strange Little Girls (2016) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Medicine Show (The Liquid Laughter Project) (2006) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Under the Rose (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 070 (July 2012) (2012) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Zombies Vs Robots: Diplomacy (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Walrus Tales (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 018 (March 2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Sedia, E.
Sedia, Kathy
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Moscow, Russia
Locais de residência
New Jersey, USA
Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University
Rutgers University-Camden
fantasy writer
fantasy novelist
magazine editor

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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 em Fans of Russian authors (Janeiro 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.
… (mais)
krau0098 | 34 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
kevinkevbo | 30 outras críticas | Jul 14, 2023 |
freixas | 6 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2023 |



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