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Fang the Gnome

(1988)
(The third book in the Song of Earth series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
Against a background of space-going genetic engineers seeding planets with intelligence, Coney's Song of Earth series spins such extravagant, hand-me-down yarns as his vision of a celestial steam locomotive. This installment offers three ''happentracks'' (alternate worlds) in which the children of the godlike Starquin meddle. One is a pale rendition of Arthurian legend, one an object lessona rustic land upset by the noble, violent example of those chivalrous talesand the third and most substantial is a peaceable kingdom of unicorns and gnomes. Those cute, wee homebodies are quickly revealed, however, to be Coney's trite, garrulous version of Tolkien's hobbits. The muddled narrative also buries a potentially interesting three-part look at the social dynamics of heroism. (February)

Library Journal
When the ''happentracks'' of humankind and gnomedom overlap, only the courage of a young gnome named Fang and the fanciful stories of a woman name Nyneve can avert disaster. The cosmic world view of Coney's The Celestial Steam Locomotive and Gods of the Greataway intersects with Arthurian legend in this imaginative, offbeat fantasy of gnomes, knights, and starships. Illustrations not seen. Recommended for fantasy collections. JC

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Fang the Gnome
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-453-00575-6 / 978-0-453-00575-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

December 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Fang the Gnome (Signet)
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-451-15847-4 / 978-0-451-15847-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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October 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Fang the Gnome (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-7088-8231-5 / 978-0-7088-8231-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Orbit
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Fang, the Gnome
Author(s): Michael G Coney
Publisher: Gateway
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Fang, the Gnome (Song of Earth Book 3)
Author(s): Michael G Coney
Publisher: Gateway
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