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Uptown Local

Uptown Local

And Other Interventions
A collection of stories by

This new anthology collects for the first time some of Diane Duane's most popular short work -- stories that range across time and space, with a visit to Duane's best-known creation, the seminal "Young Wizards" young adult / urban fantasy series.

The anthology contains:

* In The Company of Heroes - A billionaire "living the dream" goes on a desperate quest for the one thing he needs to make his life perfect: a very special comic book...
* The Rizzoli Bag - A sad young man in a Roman cafe is offered a once-in-a-lifetime bargain...
* Out of the Frying Pan - The life of a part-time witch working in a shopping mall is turned upside down in a day...
* The Queen and the Thief and the Dragon - A (fairy) tale of the True West, and a young monarch's solution to a thorny diplomatic problem...
* Bears - An ancient sorrow (with a modern twist) wanders through the tumult of a pre-Lenten street carnival...
* The Fix - In the dark guts of Rome's Colosseum, a slave boy with an impossible dream becomes entangled in the machinations of immortals...
* Herself - In the heart of Dublin, something is killing the People of the Hills - and it's going to take Ireland's only superhero to stop it...
* Hopper Painting - Desolation and redemption in a midnight diner, as trapped and desperate characters struggle with the tormented soul of the artist who created them...
* The Back Door - Two terrorists meet in Zurich to carry out a very unusual heist with a confederate who's more dangerous than they imagine...

... And of course, the title story, beloved and sought after for a quarter-century by Young Wizards fans, in print again for the first time since being featured in the "So You Want to Be a Wizard" 20th anniversary hardcover: and along with it, the only other Young Wizards short story, "Theobroma."

"Duane is tops in the high adventure business." (Publishers Weekly)

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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Uptown Local and Other Interventions
Author(s): Diane Duane
Publisher: Badfort Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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