The Bride Price

The Bride Price The prolific Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia This debut collection of stories two of which appear for the first time here will give readers an idea why

  • Title: The Bride Price
  • Author: Cat Sparks
  • ISBN: 9781921857447
  • Page: 232
  • Format: ebook
  • The prolific Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia This debut collection of 13 stories, two of which appear for the first time here, will give readers an idea why Sparks sets the tone early with A Lady of Adestan, whose protagonist must rescue her sister from the abusive noble family into which she married Themes of abuse particu The prolific Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia This debut collection of 13 stories, two of which appear for the first time here, will give readers an idea why Sparks sets the tone early with A Lady of Adestan, whose protagonist must rescue her sister from the abusive noble family into which she married Themes of abuse particularly by men , disappointment, and struggle abound even those men who at first glance seem desirable often turn out, like obsession object Tom in The Sleeping and Dead, to be unworthy of regard Desperate refugees in Arctica are met with fatal beatings, while even the protection offered by wealthier patrons in Seventeen proves all too temporary once the weak have outlived their usefulness Sparks s prose is clean and clear, her visions of futures consistent and grim although there are moments of hope, these too often prove phantasms Readers looking for random acts of kindness would do well to look elsewhere fans of beautifully staged scenes of despair will find a wealth of them here Publishers Weekly

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    About "Cat Sparks"

    1. Cat Sparks

      Cat Sparks is a multi award winning Australian author, editor and artist whose former employment has included media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, Fiction Editor of Cosmos Magazine and Manager of Agog Press A 2012 Australia Council grant sent her to Florida to participate in Margaret Atwood s The Time Machine Doorway workshop She s currently finishing a PhD in sci fi and cli fi Her short story collection The Bride Price was published in 2013 Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, was published by Skyhorse in March 2017.

    216 thoughts on “The Bride Price”

    1. Cat Sparks is probably more widely known for her role as an editor and small press advocate (indeed she was included in Donna Maree Hanson’s Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview as such). A talented graphic artist and photographer she’s been a stalwart, a firm fixture in the Australian Speculative Fiction scene long before I rocked up.The Bride Price collects works that have appeared intermittently over the course of the last decade or so, it’s the short fiction that she’s fi [...]


    2. Cat warned me that this was dark, and it was. But to me the stories in this collection were also stories of strength and resilience, particularly among women. No, there aren't always happy endings, but there are characters to be admired. And that's not to mention the unique, cliche-free settings and fabulous writing. I found myself pausing for breath between stories, that's how intense they were. Not to be missed.


    3. A great collection from one of Australia's most solidly consistent short genre writers. Something for everyone here, and while it's a great retrospective of Sparks' career, there are a couple of new stories to devour. Highly recommended.


    4. The Bride Price by Cat Sparks is a collection of longish short stories and one novella. If you've only ever seen the cover as a thumbnail, I highly recommend zooming in on the image to the right and taking a closer look. I did not fully appreciate the cover until I opened the ebook and saw it in its detailed glory.Before I get to talking about the stories, I should note that I didn’t quite read these stories in order. I read “Scarp” first (because it was on the Ditmar shortlist), and then [...]


    5. A fantastic collection from one of Australia's best fantasy writers. I particularly enjoy reading and writing post-apocalyptic short fiction and Cat has excelled I'm this genre. Each story was so vivid and gripping it left me wanting much more. I hope some of the worlds and characters in this collection are explored further in her novel-length workd I hope she hurries up and finishes one soon, as I am impatient for more Sparks.


    6. Some good stuff here. My favourites were 'Beyond the Farthest Stone', 'All the Love in the World' (which I first read in Sprawl years ago) and, favourite of all, 'Seventeen'. The rest were a bit hit and miss. I don't read a lot of SF these days but I didn't regret dipping into the fevered and frequently violent world of Cat Sparks.




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