Essential Bordertown Author:Terri Windling (Editor), Delia Sherman (Editor) 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 w... more »ith.
Bordertown. A place of hidden magic, flamboyant artists, runaway teenagers, and pagan motorcycle gangs. The city you always knew was there.
Bordertown 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 volume.
Bordertown. It's an attitude and a state of mind. It's elfin light and human sweat. It will never let you go.« less
I looooooved this so much! It's a really great collection of short stories. Bordertown is a shared-world kind of thing, where all the stories are set in this town that's on the border between Faerie and the human world, populated by people from all over and where both magic and technology have sort of melded together and they each work only half the time. I read the new collection of Bordertown stories earlier and loved them so much I decided to track down the originals to see if they were as good, and they are. There's so much potential in that situation and all these authors really took those ideas and ran with them. So many interesting characters, backgrounds, and stories!