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Genevieve Valentine

Autor(a) de Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

66+ Works 1,901 Membros 147 Críticas 5 Favorited

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Obras por Genevieve Valentine

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (2014) 440 exemplares
Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture (2011) — Contribuidor — 395 exemplares
Persona (2015) 162 exemplares
Dream Houses (2014) 42 exemplares
Icon (The Persona Sequence) (2016) 35 exemplares
The Insects of Love (2014) 27 exemplares
Catwoman Volume 7: Inheritance (2016) 27 exemplares
La Beauté sans Vertu (2016) 21 exemplares
Terrain (2013) 14 exemplares
Bespoke 7 exemplares
The Nearest Thing (novelette) (2011) 5 exemplares
Semiramis 3 exemplares
Study for Solo Piano 3 exemplares
Carthago Delenda Est 3 exemplares
The Red Shoes 3 exemplares
86, 87, 88, 89 (2013) 3 exemplares
Two Graves #1 2 exemplares
The Dire Wolf 2 exemplares
Wondrous Days 2 exemplares
Overburden 1 exemplar
Two Graves Vol. 1 1 exemplar
Two Graves #2 1 exemplar
Two Graves #3 1 exemplar
Intro to Prom (short story) (2017) 1 exemplar
Catwoman: Bd. 8 1 exemplar
White Stone 1 exemplar
Advection 1 exemplar
Seeing 1 exemplar
The Sandal-bride 1 exemplar
A Game Of Mars 1 exemplar
Good Fences 1 exemplar
Catwoman (2011) Annual #2 (2014) 1 exemplar
Aberration 1 exemplar
Strange Sports Stories (2015) #4 — Autor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuidor — 565 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 506 exemplares
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (2013) — Contribuidor — 376 exemplares
After (2012) — Contribuidor — 345 exemplares
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016) — Contribuidor — 330 exemplares
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Contribuidor — 317 exemplares
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contribuidor — 228 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Federations (2009) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Running with the Pack (2010) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Armored (2012) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Doll Collection (2015) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven (2015) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (2013) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Infinity Wars (2017) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Introdução; Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Body Shocks (2021) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Zombies: More Recent Dead (2014) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 49 exemplares
Fearsome Magics (2014) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (2015) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Nightmare Carnival (2014) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Outcast Hours (2019) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3 (2016) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Attack on Titan Anthology (2016) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, October 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 2 • July 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 073 (October 2012) (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 1 • June 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 33 • February 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 21 • February 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 57 (December 2011) (2012) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 050 (November 2010) (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 74 • July 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 83 • April 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 15 • August 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 98 • July 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 114 (November 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 057 (June 2011) (2011) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, March 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 133 (October 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015 (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine 2012 Sampler (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Forever Magazine Issue 2 (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 53 (August 2011) (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1981-07-01
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Texas, USA
Agente
Barry Goldblatt

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rating from personal enjoyment

“To drive a helpless person mad, give them knowledge. Then, to make a monster: Give them power. To make a monster yours: …”

I was intrigued from page one. Playing with Persephone and Hades in a fun way with Death unable to let go of one terse, cranky woman, so he keeps her around as a helper.

I still don't understand all the worldbuilding and the character motivations. Death didn't finish the job and inadvertently let Emilia alter him. Emilia's got some type of power when she touches someone. There's a mentorship when you become Death apparently.

You can tell two different artists are working on this book at the same time and not in a way I particularly liked. The art style isn’t cohesive.

I didn’t like the article excerpts at all (not that they weren’t interesting). But it took me out the flow of the story.

But I enjoyed the narrative voices for Emilia and Death. I’d read volume two for sure.

not sure why emilia decided to become Death. Did she just want to try it out? learn more about herself? why would she contemplate killing Death? did she know him that long???

4.5
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DestDest | Jan 18, 2024 |
10/4/2023 attempted to read egalley but had technical difficulties.
 
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reader1009 | Oct 4, 2023 |
Loosely based upon the fairy tale 'Twelve Dancing Princesses.' Eldest sister Jo is the closest thing her eleven sisters have to a mother in a household run by a distant, controlling father. She teaches them to dance and herds them to and from the dance clubs to keep them safe and secret, until one day her father decides it's time to for them to marry -- to his benefit -- and not only that, but he suspects that they have not been keeping to their attic abode, but instead sneaking out to dance.

I listened to this as an audio book.

I don't really have much to say about The Girls at the Kingfisher Club except that it was a jazz age glory, and it both broke my heart and kept me up all evening -- and then all night -- finishing the book. I staggered into work the next day running on three hours of sleep with red eyes and exhausted, and then had a hard time reading anything else for more than a month. Do you hear that, Valentine? You wrecked my reading goal for the year, thanks a lot.

I don't tend to push books at my friends, mostly because I never know if they share my interests enough to enjoy my reading habits, but I've been singing this one to anyone who will listen to me for thirty seconds. The audio book is great. The story is great. It ended just where I think it ought to have, and no, I do not want a sequel, just more like it. Hosannah, hosannah, The Girls of the Kingfisher Club rocks, hosannah.
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lyrrael | 33 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |
Twelve sisters in 1920s New York go dancing at night without their father's knowledge. It's their only escape from their stifling home life, and it's only possible because of Jo, the oldest sister, known as The General to her younger siblings. Jo's the one who decides when and where they will go, and who keeps a watchful eye on the group when they're out and makes sure they all get home safely. But Jo, even more than the rest of them, knows that their current situation can't last forever. When their father starts trying to arrange marriages for them, it's obvious that the sisters will have to make other plans, or face lives of captivity with husbands who will treat them no better than their father has done.

This is an extremely engaging read. I listened to the audiobook, and found it hard to tear myself away from the story when I had to be doing other things. I'm a big fan of fairy tale retellings, and The Dancing Princesses has always been one of my favorites. And, while I don't always love stories set in the Roaring '20s, it worked so perfectly for this particular retelling. If this sounds like something you might enjoy, I highly recommend it.
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½
 
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foggidawn | 33 outras críticas | Jul 12, 2023 |

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Obras
66
Also by
112
Membros
1,901
Popularidade
#13,544
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
147
ISBN
47
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
5

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