Cat in Glass and Other Tales of the Unnatural
© 2002 by Nancy Etchemendy
Recommended for ages
ALA Best Book for
"I stood at the window and screamed. I screamed for a long, long time, even after there was nothing left of Momma but skin and clothes and the butcher knife."
--Excerpt from "The Tuckahoe," included in this volume.
Is the sculpture in "Cat in Glass" an artistic masterpiece -- or an evil idol, capable of murder? Can you change your past -- by a visitation from your future self? And who's that in the mirror at Etienne's?
Two-time Bram Stoker Award winner Nancy Etchemendy weaves a gripping tale -- whether in the backwoods South or the far side of the galaxy. From the eerie to the unexplained, these stories will leave you breathless -- and eager to turn the page for more.
What the Critics are Saying!
"What I love most about Nancy Etchemendy's stories is their clarity. They are magic mirrors reflecting back truth: The small lines in the face, the blemishes, the sunburned nose, large maroon roses, pouches of fragrant bread all speaking of odd places visited, bizarre things seen, old horrors stumbled upon, young lives lived."
-- Jane Yolen, author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Dragon's Blood, Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast, and others
"...sophisticated enough for adults but will grip adolescents every bit as firmly as stories by Stephen King or Dean Koontz... While not for the faint of heart, these masterfully rendered, absorbing tales will be impossible for even reluctant readers to put down."
-- School Library Journal
"This rich collection of eight short stories takes the reader to the future and past, with elements from fantasy, science fiction, and ghost stories....Etchemendy (The Power of Un, 2000, etc.) knows just how to pace her stories for maximum suspense."
-- Kirkus Reviews
The Power of Un
© 2000 by Nancy Etchemendy
Also available in paperback from Scholastic Books
Everyone knows a computer's "undo" command will erase a mistake. Thanks to a device called the Unner, middle-schooler Gib Finney can do the same thing in real life. Better than winning the lottery, right? Maybe. Maybe not.
Bram Stoker Award for Horror for Young Readers
Nautilus Award for Positive Social Change
What the Critics Are Saying!
"Nancy Etchemendy proves once again (as if we needed more proof) that she is among the best of today's science fiction authors, using a powerful, new machine to explore an old, deep truth. Etchemendy's secret is that she isn't writing for children, she's writing for human beings who care about complex moral issues -- but that includes children, who have not yet made up their minds about the world. Intense, exciting, and truthful from beginning to end, The Power of Un is a classic-to-be."
-- Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game
"Nancy Etchemendy brings heart and wonder to a story that's about much more than time travel. Each of us helps to shape our own future, and others'. Understanding this is a gift. The Power of Un."
-- David Brin, author of Earth and The Postman
"This absorbing story about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day -- and a more suspenseful but happier rerun of it -- has something to offer even kids who don't normally like sci-fi."
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Etchemendy's intriguing fantasy . . . handles some powerful, big questions about life, the universe, and everything in it."
-- School Library Journal
"Humorous, fast-paced...delightful to read and fascinating to comtemplate."
-- NAPRA ReView
"[Nancy Etchemendy] perfectly paints the funny, poignant, and altogether unpredictable world of eleven and twelve year olds....a unique, thought-provoking book that deserves a place on every middle school and public library shelf."
-- Voice of Youth Advocate
The Restless Dead
Edited by Deborah Noyes
Enter the murky land of the undead in this anthology of ten shivery tales about ghostly children, vampires, flesh-eating zombies, and more. Includes one of Nancy's scariest stories yet, "Honey in the Wound," about a young girl's struggle to do the right thing for her dead -- yet not dead -- brother.
Edited by Kfir Luzzatto, Dru Pagliasotti, Tyra Twomey, Jason Nolan, and Yuka Kajtara
An anthology of frightening tales from writers around the world, including Nancy's story, "Mommybaby." All profits go to the nonprofit organization Doctors without Borders.
That's Ghosts for You: 13 Scary Stories
Edited by Marianne Carus
A creepy collection of thirteen ghost stories guaranteed to leave your spine tingling, your soul chilled, and your heart skipping beats. You'll meet everything from haunted Scottish bagpipes to the vengeful ghosts of Japanese samurai. The illustrations are striking black & white papercuts. Many (though not all) of the stories are favorites collected from the pages of Cricket, the award-winning children's magazine. Includes Nancy's Bram Stoker Award winning story, "Bigger than Death."
Bruce Coville's UFOs
Edited by Bruce Coville
Illustrated by Ernie Colón & John Nyberg
ISBN: 0-380-80257-0 (Avon Books)
Price: $4.99, Softcover.
Recommended for ages 8-14.
Thirteen weird and chilling stories of encounters with unidentified flying objects by some of the greats of scary fiction, including Harlan Ellison, Michael Markiewicz, Noreen Doyle, David M. Honigsberg, Diana Wynne Jones, and others. Contains Nancy's story, "Fireflies." Bet you never knew peanut butter could be so dangerous!
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens IIEdited by Bruce Coville
ISBN: 0-590-85293-0 (Scholastic Books)
Price: $3.99, Softcover.
Recommended for ages 8-12
A paperback anthology edited by Bruce Coville, one of America's best-loved writers of children's fantasy and science fiction. Chock full of out-of-this-world tales suitable for kids from 8 to 80. Stories by Coville, Jane Yolen, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and others. Includes Nancy's story, "The Spider Beast," set on the eerie volcanic world of my children's sf novel, The Crystal City.
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts
Edited by Bruce Coville
Like Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens II, this is another volume in Coville's popular anthology series for kids. Contains twelve chilling ghost stories. Scariness by Coville, Mary Downing Hahn, James D. Macdonald, Jane Yolen, and others. Includes Nancy's story, "Jasper's Ghost," the tale of two boys, a bully, and something else. Will a simple dare put Jasper in his grave?
by Edo van Belkom
Be Afraid! of the changes that occur to young bodies as they grow into adulthood.
Be Afraid! of the stranger in your house who also happens to be the newest member of your family.
Be Afraid! of wanting something so badly that you end up paying the ultimate price just to have it.
Collected in this volume, you'll find 15 chilling stories about the particular horrors we face while growing up. Contains new or reprinted work by many of the great names in Horror, including Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tim Wynne-Jones, and many more. Check out Nancy's story, "The Flat-Brimmed Hat," about a Nevada girl's battle with her future self. (First appeared in Twilight Zone Magazine.)
American Gothic Tales
by Joyce Carol Oates
To quote the publisher, "This impressive trade paperback collection edited by Joyce Carol Oates reveals the astonishing scope of the gothic writer's subject matter, style, and incomparable genius for manipulating our emotions and penetrating our dreams." With Oates' superb introduction and 46 stories by writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Kathe Koja, American Gothic Tales is "destined to become the standard one-volume edition of the genre that American writers, if they didn't create it outright, have brought to its chilling zenith." Includes Nancy's story, "Cat in Glass."
The Horror of Money
Aimed at young adults, but useful for readers of any age. Enjoy a horror writer's take on the fine art of building a satisfying life and a healthy financial hedge against the Powers of Darkness .
The Harrilore (working title)
A thick novel that blends science fact, science fiction, and contemporary fantasy for ages 13 and up. On the night of his thirteenth birthday, eerie music beckons Figgy Figueroa to a rocky beach, where a girl with wings gives him a mysterious, powerful stone. Thus begins a journey of discovery about the true nature of the universe, and a race to save two worlds including his own.
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