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Such a pretty face
Martindale, Lee, 1949-
Publication Information:
Atlanta : Meisha Merlin Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Judy Sullivan -- Introduction / by Lee Martindale -- Fat is not a fairy tale / by Jane Yolen -- Worse than the curse / by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough -- A hero, plain and simple / by Ralph Gamelli -- Seliki / by Cynthia McQuillin -- The blood orange tree / by Marian Crane -- Eater / by Jon Hansen -- Demon bone / by Teresa Noelle Roberts -- The fat cats' tale / by Martha A. Compton -- Vadija / by Catherine Lundoff -- Lady Emerdirael's rescue / by Lisa Deason -- The wife of Ben-Y-Ghloe / by Laura J. Underwood -- Chance hospitality / by Carol Y. Huber & Mike C. Baker -- The fat magician / by Gene Wolfe -- The search for a sipping house / by Joette M. Rozanski -- A taste of song / by K.D. Wentworth -- Casting against type / by Jody Lynn Nye -- Meluse's counsel / by Connie Wilkins -- Polyformus perfectus / by Paula L. Fleming -- Eleven to seven / by Bradley H. Sinor -- Last chance gravity fill station / by Celeste Allen -- Nuclear winter / by Selina Rosen -- The djinn game / by Patrice E. Sarath -- Stoop ladies / by Barbara Krasnoff -- Naratha's shadow by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.
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PS648.O93 S84 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947. She won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel The Healer's War. She has written numerous books with Anne McCaffrey including The Twins of Petaybee series and the Acorna series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Theme anthologies are outstanding when the stories in them are strong in their own right. Editor Martindale has a worthy goal--celebrating characters who are neither Conan nor Barbarella but physically more like most Americans. That is, as the phrase has it, persons of size. Unfortunately, only a few of these dozen stories stand out. Unsurprisingly, those few are by such established writers as Gene Wolfe, Jody Lynn Nye, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Wolfe contributes a tale of magic, Nazis, and a mysterious Austrian innkeeper; a sly story of elephants and actors is Nye's offering; and Scarborough delivers the witty and wise fairy tale of a princess who finds that a weighty curse has hidden benefits. The other stories are mostly unpolished and unimaginative. Only thoroughgoing collections and those with patrons who would be grabbed by the theme ought to add the book. --Roberta Johnson