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The author of the book: Wen Spencer
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Edition: Baen Books
Date of issue: May 16th 2013
Reader ratings: 7.2
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After my recent read of Wood Sprites by this author, I went back to the beginning of the series and re-read the first novel, Tinker. Then I found that Spencer has a few pieces of short fiction set in the same universe. This is one of them, and it serves as a bridge between Tinker and Wood Sprites. Several secondary characters in this story appear in either of the novels, but the protagonist is an entirely new personage, Jane, a TV producer from a Pittsburgh television station. Yes, the city has been shuttling for years back and forth between Earth and Elfhome, and yes, the elves and humans of Pittsburgh have their irreconcilable differences, but a TV station must go on, right?
Jane produces a show of how the citizens of Pittsburgh deal with the hostile elven flora and fauna invading their gardens. The above-mentioned dealing usually involves a chainsaw or a flamethrower, or a variety of other weapons, applied after the necessary footage has been shot. Now, a couple of nature documentary filmmakers came to Pittsburgh from Earth, and Jane’s boss strong-armed her, as a native Pittsburgher, to babysit them, so they wouldn’t get eaten by the elven wild life.
Of course there is humor in this story, but there are also some serious issues. I won’t go into specifics to avoid spoilers but I’d recommend it to anyone who likes the Elfhome series.
This novella is fast, delightful, and very well written.
Warning: it shouldn’t be read if you didn’t read Tinker first.
Read information about the authorJohn W. Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home. Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims "Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific!" This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land-locked Pittsburgh.
The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Fantasy Novel. Wolf Who Rules, the sequel to Tinker, was chosen as a Top Pick by Romantic Times and given their top rating of four and a half stars. Other Baen books include space opera thriller Endless Blue and Eight Million Gods.
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