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Wings [Kindle Edition]

Sarah A. Hoyt
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From Elizabethan England to the Far Future, discover who really was Shakespeare and why Marlowe was called The Muses Darling. Discover the horrifying secret that Leonardo DaVinci found beneath a cave in his home village. In the far future, find a new way to keep Traveling, Traveling. Use cold sleep to find your love again, and join the (high tech) Magical Legion.
Seventeen short stories from Prometheus Award Winning Author, Sarah A. Hoyt. This edition features an Introduction by Dave Freer and a Bonus Short Story "With Unconfined Wings."
Collection contains:Introduction
Traveling, Traveling
The Muses' Darling
Stock Management
While Horse And Hero Fell
Something Worse Hereafter
For Whose Dear Sake
The Play And The thing
Sugarbush Soul
Never Look Back
What She Left Behind
But World Enough
(Also published as Sacrifice)
Super Lamb Banana
Waiting for Juliette
Bonus Content: With Unconfined Wings
This edition contains an introduction by Dave Freer and a bonus short story: With Unconfined Wings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1314 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Goldport Press; Second Edition edition (30 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E91QT4C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #531,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories in each sense of the word 1 Aug 2014
By R Dale
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Absolutely superb. Brilliant and varied stories beautifully written sci-fi and fantasy.

I have read a lot of old science fiction short stories from Asimov, Philip K Dick etc. I always loved them but they always felt dated and I wondered what they felt like to the people who read them at the time. This is what they felt like, at lesat in the science fiction stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Variety and Goodness 20 Sep 2013
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I have been working my way through Sarah A. Hoyt's collection called Wings, which contains between 17-18 stories, more than enough to keep me busy for a while. From the first story, "Titan," a compelling tale of two lads who find and commune with an ancient force, and one named Leonardo pays a great price for fame, to the noir stylings of "Stock Management" you will find this collection to be as varied as the imgination of one writer can make it. Here are monsters, lurking in the dark, with blood on their fangs, but also the sublime, of humanity, sacrificing for family and winning all. Of Shakespeare in one story, resisting the devil, and in another tale, becoming the devil incarnate to poor Kit Marlowe.

There's more, in this compelling collection of snipped pieces of worlds that will draw you in. Some very like our regular, everyday existence, with only the winking of a difference that makes it such a surprise. Others are wildly alien, yet still the characters are always human, always living life, even in despair, in ways you will recognize. The colony world of Madrasta resonates with my recent studies in Latin America. I think that you will see I enjoyed exploring her worlds, and I highly recommend you try it, too. Every time I pick it up they suck me in, and give me a short break from reality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great reading! 7 Jun 2014
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I'm reviewing before finishing but "Something Worse Hereafter" is a very good short story, very imaginative and touching. Thinking about it later, it brought a tear to my eye. I highly recommend this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love Human Wave 26 Jun 2014
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Sarah Hoyt is one of my favorite authors. This is a collection of several of her short stories. Some of them I've read before, but others were new to me. I had intended to read this on an upcoming vacation, but that did not happen. I'm to darned impatient.

All of the stories are well written, with three-dimensional characters, My favorite was While Horse and Hero Fell, where the guy without any special powers breaks all the rules trying to rescue a colleague he barely knows, because it is the right thing to do. Or maybe its Super Lamb Banana about a time-traveling fan of John Lennon...

trust me, they are all good. BUY THE BOOK!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reads 5 July 2014
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Stripped down stories, excellent for those times when you want a bite for your mind to chew on, but don't have the time to read a full length novel.

Sarah Hoyt's long fiction is very reminiscent of early Heinlein and the best of the Golden Age novellas, and her short fiction does not disappoint.

I will be purchasing more of her works in the future!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb thoughtful SF. 12 Jun 2014
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Sarah Hoyt is best known for her bravura adventure SF "Darkship" series. But here in 'Wings' she shows another, more thoughtful side. The tales are finely crafted, quite nuanced, and deal with subjects from Gods and Destiny to what makes us human. The breadth and range of Hoyt's writing is impressive. Everyone, not just SAH fans, should pick this up.
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