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Elizabeth Hand

Author of Waking the Moon

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About the Author

Includes the names: Elizabeth Hand, Elisabeth Hand

Image credit: Elizabeth Hand at Finncon 2007 in Jyväskylä, Finland - July 2007 Photo by Mikko Aarnio, mikko.aarnio@iki.fi -- released to the creative commons

Series

Works by Elizabeth Hand

Waking the Moon (1995) 815 copies
Generation Loss (2007) 647 copies
Wylding Hall (2015) 466 copies
Winterlong (1990) 463 copies
Glimmering (1997) 452 copies
Mortal Love (2004) 393 copies
The X-Files: Fight The Future (1998) — Adapter — 359 copies
Black Light (1999) 353 copies
Maze of Deception (2003) 285 copies
A New Threat (2004) 274 copies
Hunted (2003) 272 copies
Pursuit (2004) 265 copies
Illyria (2010) 263 copies
A Haunting on the Hill (2023) 241 copies
Curious Toys (2019) 231 copies
Errantry: Strange Stories (2012) 220 copies
Available Dark (2012) 220 copies
Æstival Tide (1992) 202 copies
Last Summer at Mars Hill (1975) 165 copies
12 Monkeys (1995) 145 copies
Icarus Descending (1993) 128 copies
Hokuloa Road (2022) 111 copies
Radiant Days (2009) 107 copies
The Frenchman (1997) 97 copies
Hard Light (2016) 88 copies
Anna and the King (1999) 83 copies
Fire. (2016) 61 copies
Catwoman (2004) 45 copies
The Bride of Frankenstein (2007) 34 copies
The Best of Elizabeth Hand (2021) 31 copies
Bibliomancy (2003) 29 copies
Conjunctions: 67, Other Aliens (2016) — Editor — 14 copies
The Affair of the Necklace (2001) 13 copies
Echo 12 copies
Winter's Wife 6 copies
The Have-Nots 4 copies
Engels Unaware 4 copies
Aima #0 3 copies
The Far Shore 3 copies
Star Wars: Boba Fett Set (2010) 3 copies
Anima #1 1 copy
Jangletown 1 copy
Anima #2 1 copy
Untitled 1 copy

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contributor — 1,392 copies
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contributor — 822 copies
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Contributor — 775 copies
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Contributor — 632 copies
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Contributor — 459 copies
Jagannath (2010) — Introduction, some editions — 427 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 395 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contributor — 287 copies
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contributor — 250 copies
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contributor — 215 copies
Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex (1996) — Contributor — 204 copies
A Book of Horrors (2011) — Contributor — 203 copies
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (2002) — Contributor — 197 copies
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Contributor — 168 copies
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Contributor — 164 copies
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Contributor — 158 copies
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Contributor — 129 copies
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Contributor — 120 copies
Full Spectrum 2 (1990) — Contributor — 117 copies
Hauntings (2013) — Contributor — 112 copies
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream (2018) — Contributor — 112 copies
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contributor — 108 copies
Full Spectrum 4 (1993) — Contributor — 106 copies
Best American Fantasy (2007) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 94 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Contributor — 90 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contributor — 89 copies
The Further Adventures of Superman (1993) — Contributor — 78 copies
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contributor — 78 copies
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contributor — 77 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Contributor — 76 copies
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Contributor — 74 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror (2010) — Contributor — 70 copies
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contributor — 63 copies
Best New Paranormal Romance (2006) — Contributor — 58 copies
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contributor — 56 copies
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Contributor — 54 copies
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contributor — 50 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Contributor — 48 copies
Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance (2022) — Contributor — 47 copies
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Contributor — 39 copies
Album Zutique: No. 1 (2003) — Contributor — 37 copies
Edited By (2020) — Contributor — 37 copies
Omni Best Science Fiction Two (1992) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contributor — 20 copies
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between (2009) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contributor — 18 copies
Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction (2014) — Contributor — 17 copies
Polder: A Festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute (2006) — Contributor — 13 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 72 • May 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 13 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 115 (April 2016) (2016) — Contributor — 13 copies
Everland and Other Stories (2009) — Introduction — 12 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 22 • March 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 11 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 66 • November 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 11 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 62 • July 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Nine Muses (2005) — Contributor — 4 copies
Οι κυρίες του τρόμου (1994) — Contributor — 2 copies
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contributor — 1 copy
Science Fiction Eye #10, June 1992 — Contributor — 1 copy

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A very curious little mystery, with a girl who dresses as a boy teaming up with an ex-asylum inmate and folk artist to discover who is killing young girls. Set primarily in an amusement park with freak show and scary rides to add color, it also drops some early film stars into the mix and a touching family dynamic.great read
 
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cspiwak | 15 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
Curious Toys is a beautifully written novel, with memorable characters, particularly our protagonist, a detailed and inhabitable historical setting, and a compelling story. Set primarily in a 1915 Chicago amusement park, author Elizabeth Hand touches on early cinema (Charlie Chaplain is a character in the story), carnival culture, and themes of identity. Rich in period detail and language, with a well-developed mystery at its center, this novel is a compelling, gripping read, a real page-turner.

In addition to this fantastic book itself, I am thankful to Elizabeth Hand for, in the pages of the tale and in the afterword material, making me aware of avant-garde performer Snakefinger, the outsider artist Henry Darger (he is a prominent character in the book), and the 1911 movie The Inferno. Curious Toys is a gift rich in delights.
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LordSlaw | 15 other reviews | Mar 5, 2024 |
This is a good haunted house story, with a believable setup and great atmosphere building. The POV was a little confusing sometimes because it's first person omniscient but it felt like there were some scenes that didn't work for that POV.
 
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KallieGrace | 9 other reviews | Feb 27, 2024 |
Though much anticipated and well-reviewed by professional critics, this was a disappointment - it neither rose above Hand's previous work nor actually above the abundance of standard haunted house books which promise to be "for lovers of Shirley Jackson" (books which can be enjoyable, but don't rise to the promised pedigree - they don't and neither does this.) As for the critics who lavished praise on this return to Hill House, it's impossible to believe they understood what made The Haunting of Hill House so incredibly terrifying but - hint - it had nothing to do with overgrown hares (or, as you wish, big rabbits). Finally, if readers get any sense of déjà vu at all, it's quite likely they've read Hand's excellent Wylding Hall and it feels that it is to that book The Haunting on the Hill is paying homage.… (more)
 
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Lemeritus | 9 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |

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