Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands

By Holly Black

Bordertown: a urban at the border among our human international and the elfin realm. Runaway youngsters come from either side of the border to discover experience, to discover themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the road on spell-powered motorbikes. Human young ones recreate themselves within the squats and golf equipment and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's unique Bordertown sequence used to be the forerunner of latest city fable, introducing authors that incorporated Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. during this quantity of all-new paintings (including a 15-page picture story), the unique writers are actually joined via the iteration that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, together with acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and lots of extra. all of them meet the following at the streets of Bordertown in additional than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and tales.

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