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Hidden Turnings [Hardcover]

Diana Wynne Jones


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February 1989
Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology.

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The hidden turnings in these 12 stories include unexpected twists in space and occasionally time, along with the ability to "lead the reader around some hidden turning of the mind into remarkable new places," as noted by Jones in her introduction. Most of the stories run from 8 to 16 pages; among the contributors are Robert Westall, Helen Cresswell, and Tanith Lee. Themes and moods vary, but many of the stories speak with a decidedly British accent, which is entirely in harmony with tales of such wondrous folk as Garry Kilworth's "Dogfaerie" and the 13th-century monk who finds himself at a 20th-century rock festival in Mary Rayner's "The Vision." Jones appears as author as well as editor with "The Master," an unusual mix of horror fantasy and technological science fiction. The longest story is Roger Zelazny's "Kalifriki of the Thread," a masterfully constructed odyssey of hunter and prey through time and worlds utterly unlike our own. Some of the shorter stories could be useful read-alouds for a middle-school audience (usually horror fans to begin with). Consider Terry Pratchett's "Turntables of the Night," which introduces a pair of bumbling disc jockeys to Death, the ultimate collector. --Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Turnings May 14 2003
By phil - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Hidden Turnings, edited and assembeled by Diana Wayne-Jones, is a teriffic collection of short stories mostly in the science-fiction, or fantasy genre. This book contains short stories such as Fifty-Fafty, The Master (my personal favorite), and many more. I only gave this book three stars because although I liked Hidden Turnings, it was an average book, with not many exceptional features. It wasn't written that well, and I found that many of the characters lacked emotion, making some of the stories somewhat borring. This book was also just a bit below my reading and interrest level. It was probably for the 10 to 13 year old age group.
Over all though, this was a good book and you should consider reading it.

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