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February Thaw [Kindle Edition]

Tanya Huff
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

FEBRUARY THAW is the second e-collection by Tanya Huff and brings together some of the short fiction that helped define the field. From an Imperial Dragon in Toronto's Chinatown, to a heavy metal retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, to the realization that the ancient gods are one highly dysfunctional family, Huff skews our world slightly sideways. These seven stories, each with a brand new introduction by the author, remind us that the weird and the wonderful is all around us if we only bother to look.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 315 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency (December 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OEMUAE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, a fantastic read February 9, 2012
By Tracy
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I admit that I bought this short story compilation solely because it was written by Tanya Huff. I would read the back of a cereal box if she wrote the copy, she's that good. I usually hate short stories, they never delve deeply enough into the characters' psyches, and often leave me with an abrupt "Huh? That's the end?" feeling. February Thaw was different.

With a quick tongue in cheek humor, Huff sketches out the scenes and characters so you feel as though you know them, and you identify with them. Her characters are flawed, believeable , and likeable. The supernatural aspects of her stories flow naturally, and allow for an easy suspension of disbelief. Plus, I love that she adds little details such as a gay best friend, a Chinese-Canadian woman protagonist, and a fire elemental with a sassy attitude.

I just finished this book, and I can't remember the last time I laughed out lud at a book. If eel as though I just finished having a long cup of coffee with a great friend who was telling hilarious, wild, and clever stories. You should check this book out, it's really worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tanya Huff meets all expectations June 25, 2014
By PadreZ
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Tanya Huff is one of the best fantasists around (when she isn't writing science fiction), and these short stories live up to her best. Arguably, the only of Huff's work you should read is that you haven't yet read (unless you're busy re-reading her books!).
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4.0 out of 5 stars delightful October 29, 2013
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I enjoyed the author commentary as much as the story. If you're a fan of Huff, or new to her works, pick this up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun collection of her early short stories September 14, 2013
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This is a collection of short stories that seem to have been written early in Huff's career. Each one is an enjoyable read, and they are fairly light, almost humorous. And they all end too soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner July 25, 2013
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I've yet to read anything that Tanya Huff wrote that I haven't loved. It's rare to find an author who writes good fantasy and good science fiction. She excels at both. Most authors say that short stories are hardest to write and it's hard to get a balance between to much detail and to little. These stories are very well written. There are no loose ends, no sense that the story is only being partly told.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet April 27, 2013
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Tanya has been one of my favourite fantasy writers for more years than either of us would probably like to remember. In February Thaw, she does not disappoint. There's something here for everyone - goddesses, Arthurian ladies and always that humor and sharp wit that makes Huff a delight to read.
Particularly if you're looking for something you can pick up and put down when you can steal a minute or to fill the commute to work or wait at the doctor's office, this one is a must read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh my (to steal a line from George Takei February 24, 2013
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I giggled my way through these stories - was sorry when they ended. If you need something short, sweet and funny these are the stories for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars not her best work
I love Tanya Huff, and I've read all the novels she's published. However, this is not her best work, and despite myself, I could not finish this book.
Published 18 months ago by C.A. Ostaff
4.0 out of 5 stars nice read
I enjoyed these short stories. I have read most of her books and found this was entertaining. I liked her valor series better but will reread this again.
Published 19 months ago by Karen Ebeling
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet
Tanya Huff is a professionally published author, and this short story collection is excellent value for money. The only complaint one can really make is that it all ends too soon.
Published 22 months ago by Athena
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Expected, But Not Bad
I didn't know what I was going to get when I first started reading this e-book. When I started, I was snickering through lunch at the plight of Demeter and just had to go on. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rocky Oberlin
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
Tanya Huff is a favorite. These short stories are nicely sketched. I enjoyed them when I didn't want to commit time to a novel.
Published on July 20, 2012 by Shadow Cat
4.0 out of 5 stars .....and why not?
An amusing short story from Tanya Huff.........a really good way to spend a few minutes when your flight is just too long. Read more
Published on June 16, 2012 by Notyeti
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as always!!! Fun!!
Tanya Huff never disappoints! Great read and page turner. She always makes me laugh and I love her sense of mystery and magic.
Published on May 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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