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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Black Griffin Books (February 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615589960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615589961
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,896,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bibliophiles is undoubtedly one of the best contemporary fantasy tales to have been written by any transgenic cat to date.  I can happily recommend it to imaginative readers of every age and species, without any reservation whatsoever. (Rachel; the Pandora's Books Monthly Fiction Review

About the Author

G. S. Hargrave does most of his writing in a northwest Indiana lake cottage. His earliest published fiction, all in the mystery genre, first appeared in the United States, Germany, and Japan over 25 years ago. You can still find some of that if you look for it, but it's not always easy. These days he has turned his attention to science fiction and fantasy. He especially likes the places where the two overlap. 

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G. S. Hargrave does most of his writing in a northwest Indiana lake cottage. His earliest published fiction, all in the mystery genre, first appeared in the United States, Germany, and Japan over 25 years ago. You can still find some of that if you look for it, but it's not always easy. These days he has turned his attention to science fiction and fantasy. He especially likes the places where the two overlap.

The author is also an artist and an improvisational guitarist. The paints are usually oils, and the strings are usually nylon.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Roach on December 14, 2012
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I bought this book a few days ago and within seconds of reading the first story I dropped everything to finish it. The book is stuffed full of inventive ideas and the writing is superb.

I find it hard to discover new writers that really impress me, and during 2012 there have only been a handful of books that have punched through my jaded pessimism and wowed me. This book is one of the few.

Superb.

Steve Roach
UK Author
Crackly Bones
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pardu S Ponnapalli on October 3, 2012
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This book is fantastic. The writing is crisp, powerful and elegant. I really liked what I would call "near future" technical innovations- technical innovations that we are likely to see in the near future. All the stories are really interesting. Although they are short stories, due to the author's effective narrative abilities you get a picture of the characters very quickly and efficiently.
In addition to the very clever technology and fantasy elements, each story explored very interesting themes like the interrelationship between man and machines, what it means to have a consciousness, to mention just a few.
This was one of the best collection of fantasy/science fiction short stories I have ever read. I recommend this book highly to anyone who likes technology, science fiction and fantasy books. I give it an enthusiastic five stars. All the short stories in the collection are excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ariana R. on September 29, 2012
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This collection explores and redefines the fantasy genre while proving a hard book to categorize- blending technology, war, terminal illness, grief, and wonder. From genetically modified dragonflies to stories of man vs. machine, both mythical and realist characters spring to life in polished vignettes that show the exceptional talent of the author. The first story carries an instruction that you'll want to remember the rest of the book: "Loosen your focus on the outside world and let your mind drift" to the "seductive possibilities" in each tale, from the beautiful sparseness that defines the Jade Cicada, to the compelling story of bibliophiles coming face to face with legend. This is a graceful rendering of Eastern cultures, border-pushing science, and inexorable, eclectic little slices of life. "This was just the sort of day I would have surprised my reflection," says one narrator, in one of my favorite moments in the book. In less capable hands, the subject matter might seem obscure. But this collection ends up being invigorating and lyrical, something all readers can appreciate.
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By Mandeno on January 21, 2014
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A very enjoyable collection of short stories. I'd particularly liked the dragonfly idea. Well conceived and executed. Will read more from this author.
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