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READ PDF ⚡ The Essential Bordertown ⚢ Bordertown Once a normal American city, now a perilous nexus between the World and returned Elfland From the banks of the addictive Mad River to the all night clublands where young elves and humans fight and play, all the way up to glittering dragon s Tooth Hill, where high society seals itself away from the street this is no city to trifle withBordertown A place of hidden magic, flamboyant artists, runaway teenagers, and pagan motorcycle gangs The city you always knew was thereBordertown was created by Terri Windling, multiple World fantasy Award winning editor, artist, and writer Now thirteen of modern fantasy s finest writers return to Bordertown once again, to tell a new cycle of tales of the city Here are Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, Patricia A McKillip, Felicity Savage, Delia Sherman, Midori Snyder, Caroline Stevermer and here is bestselling author Steven Brust with When the Bow Breaks, chosen as a finalist for the Nebula Ward after the hardcover publication of this volumeBordertown It s an attitude and a state of mind It s elfin light and human sweat It will never let you go Enjoyment Rating 5 Writing Quality 4.75 Every time I finish another installation of the Borderland series, I feel like a Mad River Rat shaking and aching for my next drink This particular book is shaped as a Guidebook Where to eat, which neighborhoods to frequent, how to avoid culture clash between Truebloods aka Elves and humans I love everything about this world The unreliable magic and inconsistent science The gritty breath of every day life The fact that not all, in fact not even Enjoyment Rating 5 Writing Quality 4.75 Every time I finish another installation of the Borderland series, I feel like a Mad River Rat shaking and aching for my next drink This particular book is shaped as a Guidebook Where to eat, which neighborhoods to frequent, how to avoid culture clash between Truebloods aka Elves and humans I love everything about this world The unreliable magic and inconsistent science The gritty breath of every day life The fact that not all, in fact not even most, of these stories do not come wrapped with a pretty ending, but instead shine the hard truth that some people can t catch a break no matter how hard they wish for it, and others fall into luck by mere happenstance I would give just about anything for the chance to spend one day walking the streets of Bordertown, witnessing all it s wonders Posted at Shelf Inflicted This is a fun and satisfying collection of stories about runaways Some are running to something or away from something Some are human, some halfie, and others are elves, or True Bloods, as they call themselves Bordertown is a city between the Human World and The True and Only Realm that is inhabited by the Fae folk Elvin magic does not work in the World and technology does not work in the Realm Both work in Bordertown inconsistently and with interesting effects Be Posted at Shelf Inflicted This is a fun and satisfying collection of stories about runaways Some are running to something or away from something Some are human, some halfie, and others are elves, or True Bloods, as they call themselves Bordertown is a city between the Human World and The True and Only Realm that is inhabited by the Fae folk Elvin magic does not work in the World and technology does not work in the Realm Both work in Bordertown inconsistently and with interesting effects Between each story is a little guide to language, people, hospitality, elvin etiquette, food, nightlife, and the peculiarities of humans The stories were sad, humorous, engaging and made me want to run away from home I especially loved the touchingArgentineby Ellen Steiber, set in Bordertown s El Barrio and told from the perspective of a young Elvin thief This beautifully written story explores love, death, grief, and redemption I loved its vibrant colors, its soul, and its distinctly Latin feel Read in 1999, not reviewed at the time.Re read 5 2016 Socks by Delia ShermanAt a flophouse where a group of misfit kids, including one girl known derisively as Socks, has found a degree of safety and protection, a new girl comes into the fold Tough talking and damaged, she s full of unlikely stories about her mother being a runaway princess of Elfland Butof her tales might be true than one might guess, and she could help Socks heal, inways than one.I found this a bitheav Read in 1999, not reviewed at the time.Re read 5 2016 Socks by Delia ShermanAt a flophouse where a group of misfit kids, including one girl known derisively as Socks, has found a degree of safety and protection, a new girl comes into the fold Tough talking and damaged, she s full of unlikely stories about her mother being a runaway princess of Elfland Butof her tales might be true than one might guess, and she could help Socks heal, inways than one.I found this a bitheavy handed upon re reading than I think I did the first time around I think it might mostly be that I m just not the right age for the Bordertown tales any they weremeaningful to me than nearly anything when I first discovered them, back in 1986 Having just finished this book, I feel as though I ve come home from a week spent walking the wild, gritty streets of Bordertown The memories of madness, desperation, beauty, grime, and magic still cling to me, and I m not sure if I m going to be able to easily shake them off Thirteen authors take the reader s hand in this urban fantasy collection, lead the reader to the city limits and thrust them into a world of street kids, rock and roll, elves, enchantment, dreams and disappointments The Having just finished this book, I feel as though I ve come home from a week spent walking the wild, gritty streets of Bordertown The memories of madness, desperation, beauty, grime, and magic still cling to me, and I m not sure if I m going to be able to easily shake them off Thirteen authors take the reader s hand in this urban fantasy collection, lead the reader to the city limits and thrust them into a world of street kids, rock and roll, elves, enchantment, dreams and disappointments The sheer story telling talent in this book is undeniable, and the same goes for the gleeful imagination in each story Make no mistake, the Border will change you, but this is a book I highly recommend.Full review here