Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!
I've never read Ellen Klages before, but I can definitely say that she has a talent for understated and richly-drawn character tales.
These aren't meant to blow you away with reveals, but they are subtle and powerful explorations of youth (mostly) and they're definitely good for nostalgia.
A great deal of them will have slight magical twists, but I've got the impression that they're mostly nostalgic histories of Americana. It's mild and slightly subversive and the kinds of reveals are almost always social or personality.
Not particularly the kind of fiction I generally go for, and I generally liked the future SF in this collection better, especially the one about a baby on Mars, but I can easily say that all of these stories are very well written. Quality. :)
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