The Essential Lucy Sussex

Over 150,000 words of multiple award-winner Lucy Sussex's best stories.

A must for any Lucy Sussex fan. Introduction by Delia Sherman.

Publishers Weekly starred review. Finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Award.

 

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We're pleased to hear that Lucy Sussex's essential collection, Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, has been nominated for New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award. Congratulations Lucy and we wish you luck!

We're also pleased to be able to be sponsoring Lucy's attendance at next year's SwanCon, WA's annual science fiction convention.

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Delia Sherman talks about Lucy Sussex's work and her Ticonderoga collection Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies over at Gillian Polack's blog.

Last year, in preparation for an introduction to a new collection of Lucy’s stories, called Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, (Ticonderoga Press—look for it) I read very nearly all her stories, one after another, and was blown away all over again.

You can read the full article here http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/941759.html

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Publishers Weekly gives a starred review to Lucy Sussex's Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies. This is our first starred review (and hopefully the first of many)! The bit we especially love is

"Readers of all genres are sure to find something to fit their tastes."

the full review is below.

Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies will be available world-wide.

 

Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex

Lucy Sussex. Ticonderoga (www.ticonderogapublications.com),  $22.99 (514p) ISBN 978-0-9807813-7-3

This collection of short stories by Lucy Sussex is a surefire hit, featuring 25 reprinted selections that range from science fiction and fantasy to mystery and suspense. Readers of all genres are sure to find something to fit their tastes. In the compelling "Merlusine," a determined geneticist attempts to track down the mysterious remaining family of a famed "snake-woman" in hopes of mapping out their genes. In the alternate history "My Lady Tongue," a bold young woman encounters her first male outsider after being separated from her hard-core feminist community. In "Ardent Clouds," a risk-addicted filmmaker specializing in volcanoes goes to film one that is long dormant with the promise of something more. Despite some overlapping themes and ideas (most notably three back-to-back stories about cursed dolls), each story feels fresh and original. Sussex's style of writing is consistently engaging, and her protagonists strong and endearing--a winning combination. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in this collection. (July)

Reviewed on: 08/01/2011

From http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-9807813-7-3

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Paul Kincaid reviews Lucy Sussex's Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies at SF Site and we're over the moon when he says

There is a richness in the imagination at work here that really deserves to be far better known and recognised, and we can only hope that this superb collection will do the job.

You can read the full review at http://www.sfsite.com/01a/lu359.htm

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Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex

Over 150,000 words of multiple award-winner Lucy Sussex's best stories.

Includes

  • Lipton Village Society
  • Montage
  • My Lady Tongue
  • God and Her Black Sense of Humour
  • The Lottery
  • Merlusine
  • The Queen of Erewhon
  • Absolute Uncertainty
  • Frozen Charlottes
  • La Sentinelle
  • Matricide
  • The Revenant
  • Mist and Murder
  • Something Better than Death
  • Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies
  • Albert and Victoria
  • Robots and Zombies, Inc
  • Ardent Clouds
  • Kay and Phil
  • A Tour Guide in Utopia
  • The Parish and Mrs Brown
  • Runaways
  • Red Ochre
  • Duchess

A must for any Lucy Sussex fan. Published June 2011.

Introduction by Delia Sherman

Limited Edition hardcover, 100 copies only signed by all contributors (RRP $75)

Tradepaperback (RRP $35)

Cover artwork by Deborah Klein

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