By Holly Black
Bordertown: a urban at the border among our human international and the elfin realm. Runaway kids come from either side of the border to discover experience, to discover themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the road on spell-powered motorbikes. Human young children recreate themselves within the squats and golf equipment and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's unique Bordertown sequence was once the forerunner of contemporary city fable, introducing authors that integrated Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. during this quantity of all-new paintings (including a 15-page picture story), the unique writers are actually joined through the iteration that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, together with acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and plenty of extra. all of them meet right here at the streets of Bordertown in additional than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and tales.
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