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FAST SHIPS, BLACK SAILS

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This is a fast-paced and enthralling
collection of short stories about pirates
-- on the sea and in outer space.
The editors have done a fantastic
job of pulling together a cohesive,
intelligent and compulsively readable
volume that will leave you talking
like a pirate (yarr!).

This collection is filled with notable and bestselling authors, including Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock, Kage Baker, Naomi Novik and Eric Flint. Highlights include "Boojum," a collaboration between Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear about an organic spaceship pressed into service as a pirate vessel; Kelly Barnhill's "Elegy for Gabrille, Patron Saint of Healers, Whores and Righteous Thieves," about a miraculous child of the sea; and Katherine Sparrow's "Pirate Solutions," featuring computer geeks and bone-rum. (NIGHTSHADE, Nov., 240 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs