Praise for Wonders of the Invisible World
"Endlessly astonishing and impressive fantasist McKillip (The Bards of Bone Plain
) travels the shadowy twilight realm between worlds and returns with the raw stuff of dreams."
, starred review
"Mesmerizing.... Any collection of McKillip's short stories will be a valuable asset to any library and a joy to her many fans."
, starred review
"Anybody who loves fantasy--not just for what most fantasy does, but for what the genre is really capable of--should definitely pick this book up. It's like a perfect encapsulation of fantasy writing at its most brave and beautiful."
"Jewel-like writing, filling readers with a thoughtful and engaging story, while enchanting us at the same time."
"A casket full of wonders. I think each one is my favorite, until I read the next. McKillip has the true Mythopoeic imagination. Here lies the border between our world and that of Faerie."
--P. C. Hodgell, author of the Kencyrath series
"This brilliant new collection puts on display the audacity, the warmth, the intelligence, and depth of [McKillip's] huge and magnificent talent."
--Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story
and A Dark Matter
"The lively and enchanting stories in Wonders of the Invisible World
certainly deserve all the accolades I can summon."
--Paul Goat Allen, Barnes&Noble.com
"I loved all the stories in this collection, and if I still have to tell you to try this out, well, you haven't been reading my review.... Patricia Mckillip is a master at what she does. Strongly recommended."
"Wonders of the Invisible World
is a wonderful collection of stories full of wit and insight wrapped in beautiful, effortless prose. McKillip's ability to convey so much in so few words is impressive, as is her ability with storytelling, characterization, and thematic elements."
"This is one to dip into, savour, and place on that special shelf for books to be cherished."
"...she's still one of the best fantasy writers out there."
--Green Man Review
"Exquisitely written with destinations beyond your imaginings!"
--My Shelf Confessions
"McKillip's is the first name that comes to mind when I'm asked whom I read myself."
Peter S. Beagle, author, The Last Unicorn
"In all the stories in Wonders of the Invisible World
, McKillip evokes the glamour of Faerie through lush language and crystal-clear imagery . . . she creates gem-like tales that bring the timeless magic of the fae alive for her readers."
"Great collection by one of the greatest living fantasy writers!"
--Ellen Kushner, author of Swordspoint