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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Garden City Review
Author visits The Dragon this Thursday

"Garden City" by Jamieson Wolf, Ottawa, Ontario, features 20 short fiction stories revolving around the lives of characters in the neighborhood created by Time when she got a little fussy about growing old. You just never know how women are going to react when they see that first wrinkle, but Wolf sure gives it an interesting twist in the opening story Times Malaise.

From there Wolf's "Garden City" takes the reader on a trip through an English teacher's dream of character development. The collection reminded me of Barry Manilow's The Mayflower album from a few years ago or Roger Waters's Radio K.A.O.S. from the '80s. Wolf doesn't just fling stories of speculative fiction at random at the reader of "Garden City"; he tells tales about individual people from this fantasy site. Elements of the supernatural blend with the everyday in some poetic prose. For instance, a character's "likes" are described with "Autumn was her in between, the middle of two extremes". Another character tells her great niece "It's not right to be ashamed of who you are. It promotes an unhealthy attitude towards life".

My favorite line out of the whole collection: "And even if curiosity had killed the cat, satisfaction had brought it back".

Wolf joins us here at The Dragon this Thursday, Jan. 18, to answer some of my questions and to take questions from visitors through the comments tool on the article's interview. Please join us to discuss his latest publication, "Garden City", or to ask questions about his publishing credits to date. For a bio on Wolf, see yesterday's post "Author Jamieson Wolf Visits The Dragon".

"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

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Blogger Dorothy said...

Excellent, excellent review, Sandy!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Thank you, Dorothy!
I hope people tune in to participate in the interview Thursday!

Sandy L.
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

9:19 PM  

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