The Very Best of Kate Elliott

(review by Aliette de Bodard)

An extensive collection of Elliott’s short fiction as well as four illuminating essays, this is utterly wonderful. They’re all very strong stories, focusing on people (mostly women) dealing with war, magic and various other conflicts. The clear highlight for me was “Leaf and Branch and Grass and Vine”, which has the best woman protagonist *ever*, and manage to make a number of pointed remarks about the invisibility of older women and working-class people, but they’re all worth a read. The best short fiction collection I read this year.

Buy this book.

2 thoughts on “The Very Best of Kate Elliott

  1. Love this book loads. I agree that Leaf and branch and grass and vine is wonderful. Also The gates of Joriun has really stuck with me and keeps coming back to my thoughts at odd moments.

    Am so pleased to have found this website.


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