Welcome to Bordertown

Welcome to Bordertown

New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands

Book - 2011
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Stories and poems set in the urban land of Bordertown, a city on the edge of the faerie and human world, populated by human and elfin runaways.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375967054
0375967052
9780375867057
0375867058
Branch Call Number: 808.8037/WELCOME
Characteristics: 517 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kushner, Ellen
Black, Holly

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imacat2day
Jun 16, 2012

I liked this novel overall, but the different views by different authors confused me. I thought the transitions were too quick.

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Vylotte
Jul 18, 2011

A new tome in my favorite shared universe, ever! Woo! Bordertown is the same but the rest of the world sure isn't. The thirteen days that passed in town were really thirteen years to the rest of the world. But now the border is open again, and the people that considered themselves on the cutting edge of everything are forced to deal with a world that has moved on without them. But if there's anything they can do, it's adapt. Love the new life that was breathed into the series

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Star_Struck
Jul 18, 2011

While I can't say it's my favourite book in the series, I still loved it. A whole new generation of authors joined the wonderful world on the border that Terri Windling created. Elf Blood by Annette Curtis Klause was, I think, my favourite. (Mostly because she managed to give Bordertown a new take on vampires, and I always love her anyways.) Then again, getting the book was worth it just for the new Wolfboy story (The sages of elsewhere, by Will Shetterly). Shannon's law by Cory Doctorow was also totally amazing (competing for first place, in fact). Even the introduction by Terry Windling is worth reading. And while there was maybe an overkill of poetry in my opinion, it was mostly pretty good. The addition of a comic was interesting, as well. This book is definitely worth reading.

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10000Stars
Apr 30, 2011

Really looking forward to the long-awaited new installment of this series. It'll be interesting to see in which ways the feel of things in Bordertown has changed to reflect current real-world circumstances, and in what ways it remains the same. I'm eager to discover whether 2011 Bordertown is going to have the same deep resonance for young people in the teens that it did with many of my own friends back in the 80's. Maybe it will! Thanks, Terri Windling, Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, for bringing this very fun concept into the present.

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agent391
Jun 16, 2012

Sexual Content: Not too much explicit content, but it comes up in pretty much all the stories. Generally not a book for kids or younger teenagers.

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agent391
Jun 16, 2012

Coarse Language: The f-word is used at least once in most of the stories, and considably more in some. Also h-words and d-words scattered throughout.

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agent391
Jun 16, 2012

agent391 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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