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    Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June Wolf Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories The cover of C June Wolf’s collection of speculative shorts was enough to snare my attention although the title supported that dynamic image Then when I saw the man himself Charles de Lint had given his uneuivocal support to the pub

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    [Finding Creatures Other Stories] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I learned what fun it is to write a collection of short stories and share it with people

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    Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories [Finding Creatures Other Stories] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read My review of Finding Creatures ran in the April 2009 issue of the Internet Review of Science Fictionhttpwwwirosfcomzinearticle1Here's the textHumanizing the ImpossibleFinding Creatures and Other Stories by Casey June Wolfby Ursula Pflug I first ran across Casey June Wolf's work in the Canadian speculative anthology Tesseracts The ninth volu

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    Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read [Finding Creatures Other Stories] EBOOK DOWNLOAD review reprinted from NeoOpsis MagazineFinding Creatures is a nice little anthologyI am fully aware of the dangers of damning a work with faint praise and being labeled 'nice' is probably as devastating for an anthology as it is for someone aspiring to a blind date But try as I might I can't find a suitable word to describe these

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    [Finding Creatures Other Stories] EBOOK DOWNLOAD What do aliens inside solid objects a lonely girl and a horse futuristic matchmakers time machines and archeologists have in

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    Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June Wolf Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read [Finding Creatures Other Stories] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Finding Creatures is a collection of eclectic short stories the like of which I have not read before In fact I'm not that fond of short stories usually But wow this collection stopped me in my tracks All can be r

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Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories

Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June Wolf Ith others with the imperatives to abandon fear and hate and to uestion cherished beliefs A Haitian street kid with a mercurial coin a skid row waitress with a passion for palaeontology and aliens inadvertently trapped in sculptures by Henry Moore journey side by side with a northern Native man searching for a place. I learned what fun it is to write a collection of short stories and share it with people

Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June WolfFinding Creatures Other Stories

Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June Wolf To bury a dead spaceman and two teenagers who build an old style science fiction machine with a very modern purposeWolf's unexpected approach to story telling interlaces humour compassion and a compelling affection for human and nonhuman with a fine spun unorthodoxy in these understated tales of this world and beyo. My review of Finding Creatures ran in the April 2009 issue of the Internet Review of Science Fictionhttpwwwirosfcomzinearticle1Here s the textHumanizing the ImpossibleFinding Creatures and Other Stories by Casey June Wolfby Ursula Pflug I first ran across Casey June Wolf s work in the Canadian speculative anthology Tesseracts The ninth volume in the series edited by luminaries Geoff Ryman and Nalo Hopkinson included a wonderful fantasy story of Wolf s called The Coin about Haitian street children Its sense of place was almost palpable hence I wasn t surprised to find out Wolf has worked extensively as a volunteer in Haiti The second time I ran across her writing was when she posted a rant on the SF Canada list server The subject was feminism the many headed monster though I can t remember whether people were for or against Wolf s observations were ones I largely agreed with but my point is that her rant was deeply passionate and personal and intelligent It evidenced a life rich in experience and a mind noble enough to examine that life and brave enough to turn some of its gleanings into art I must have made a mental note to pay attention because when Wolf s debut story collection Finding Creatures recently launched I immediately got myself a copyThe same rich breadth of experience passion and compassion fires the nine stories herein which includes the previously mentioned magical and thought provoking story The Coin The titular Finding Creatures is about a dusty Winnipeg summer during which eight year old Bernadette an only child wishes terribly for playmates and if she can t have those an animal will do She has richly detailed fantasies the kind only children and world building fantasy and science fiction writers have She brings home worms and leeches and dogs and things all of which are disallowed Then one day seemingly in answer to her fervent prayers to baby Jesus a horse appears in her yard The horse is uickly named Angel and takes the little girl for rides around the neighborhood during which they are invisible which is probably a good thing as Bernadette and Angel wander farther and farther afield One day all this changes They visit a section of town they ve never been to before where a little boy plays alone When he looks up he sees both the horse and the girl Another day the pair encounter a girl called Manjeet who thinks Angel is her horse and named SitaOver the rest of the summer the list grew Children who had played with Angel at lunchtime or on weekends Lonely children seeing her for the first time Children who d spied her in their yards but never approached her Children who had known her long ago who thought they d never see her again and there she was and there we were tooAnd when September comes and Angel stops coming those who had the luck to ride her around the dusty summer streets of Winnipeg form an ad hoc gang There is a surprise ending to do with living breathing dinosaurs but I won t spoil it by including it hereIn the story Claude and the Henry Moores a security guy Claude at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto where Wolf has also worked discovers that the Henry Moore sculptures are inhabited by beings trapped within them in a manner somewhat reminiscent of the alien in the tree in the second story Thunderbirds Claude also discovers he is able to free them using a combination of empathy and what can only be called metaphysical faculties But first he takes them and himself north to watch the Aurora The deep and healing beauty of nature is wonderfully described in this passage as well as many others in the collectionIn the aforementioned Thunderbirds an indigenous back woods sort called Norman encounters a crashed alien ship He buries the body first wondering what the proper protocol for doing so is finally deciding that all dead must be treated with respect even if one doesn t know the customs by which they lived and died Meanwhile the alien who goes by the name Chitta and is capable of such things isn t dead at all She has however exited her body and entered the first living thing within easy reach which happens to be a tree Chitta spends days on end learning about her new body and is only a little sad that she will no longer be ambulatory nor have an intellect with which to engage with others as before Nevertheless inhabiting a tree with one s spirit and mind intact is preferable to death One day Norman returns to the crash site and something draws him to the tree He sits there and maybe he falls asleep for awhile but in the end the alien in the tree and the man communicate somehow and leave one another enriched even though the meeting and the communication have both been so subtle as to be barely acknowledged by its participantsWhat is curious about both stories is what happens to their protagonists when they encounter the alien Other largely by the use of subtle skills which some might call psychic and others might say are the inevitable result of true compassion Both Claude and Norman wish mainly for their strange friends to find freedom Claude in particular leads an isolated life but both characters go largely unnoticed and uncomplaining try to find joy in their simple routines These stories exemplify Wolf s central theme which is what is one to do with one s loneliness Her answer seems to be reach out in any way you can even if the reaching takes a form that many might tell you is simply not possible And as such of course these stories about alien communication serve as metaphor for the eternal human problem of communicationIn both stories what is at first momentous becomes small scale and human and this in the end humanizes the impossible Charles de Lint in his lengthy introduction makes much of Wolf s work for her combined rich imagination and rich reserves of empathyWolf uses different genres different voices different cultures in short whatever she needs to make the story work What ties it all together is her sure handed prose and a depth she brings to her writing that indefinable element that rises up from between the lines and gives a good story its resonanceI might add that she creates characters whose human vulnerability readers will recognize and take joy in Not only that but fiction writers with serious intentions must be supported or we as readers have all fallen victim to the censorship of the marketplaceAnd I ve always had a soft spot for bravely ranting women

Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read

Summary Finding Creatures Other Stories Casey June Wolf ✓ 9 Read Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Casey June Wolf Literary science fictional slipstream and fantastic this medley of stories is grounded in the present day weaving backward to the life of Saint Francis and forward to a time when Earth is a memory and new humans are finding their place among the starsWolf's characters grapple with personal integrity and connection w. The cover of C June Wolf s collection of speculative shorts was enough to snare my attention although the title supported that dynamic image Then when I saw the man himself Charles de Lint had given his uneuivocal support to the publication I knew I would put aside everything else on my reading mountainIt was an excellent decisionThere are fifteen stories that make up this eclectic collection ranging from pure speculative science fiction fantasy and urban reality They are all of them uiet introspective tales very Canadian in nature although certainly Wolf s milieux range from unknown geographies of space to the devastating poverty of Haiti and the cerebral spaces of the Art Gallery of OntarioHer geographies may vary but Wolf s themes remain central to the exploration of the human and sometimes not so human responses to sciences situations and challenges revealing our inner natures with a deft honest hand that is absolutely readable and memorableBy far Finding Creatures other stories is the best body of short speculative fiction I ve read all year and certainly deserving of critical acclaimThe only criticism I have is the publisher Wattle and Daub Books has very limited distribution and their website has little information to assist you to purchase no price although there is a link where the collection is available s worth tracking down you won t be disappointedFinding Creatures other storiesC June WolfISBN 9780981065809Wattle Daub Books 2008Trade Paperback 55 x 85 240 pgs

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Finding Creatures Other Stories
  • Casey June Wolf
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
  • 9780981065809