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Maria Dahvana Headley

Author of Unnatural Creatures

26+ Works 3,628 Members 152 Reviews

About the Author

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the author of The Year of Yes which has been translated into Korean, German, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, and Chinese. Headley's title The End of the Sentence, co-written with Kat Howard, published by Subterranean Press in September show more 2014 was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2014. Her title Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream was published by Lightspeed Magazine in 2012, and was a Nebula Award finalist in the short story category. Her New York Times best-selling title, Magonia, also garnered a starred review in Publisher's Weekly in February, 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Maria Dahvana Headley

Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Editor; Contributor — 1,244 copies
Magonia (2015) 851 copies
The Mere Wife (2018) 494 copies
The Year of Yes (2006) 295 copies
Queen of Kings (2011) 233 copies
Aerie (2016) 175 copies
The End of the Sentence (2014) 141 copies
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Contributor — 124 copies
Some Gods of El Paso (2015) 16 copies
The Traditional 2 copies

Associated Works

Beowulf (1000) — Translator, some editions — 25,457 copies
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Contributor — 280 copies
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contributor — 229 copies
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contributor — 187 copies
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Contributor — 178 copies
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 175 copies
Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices (2021) — Contributor — 172 copies
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 170 copies
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Contributor — 154 copies
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 153 copies
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contributor — 152 copies
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contributor — 128 copies
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 1 (2014) — Contributor — 98 copies
Children of Lovecraft (2016) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contributor — 65 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contributor — 64 copies
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contributor — 60 copies
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contributor — 56 copies
Dead Letters (2016) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Weight of Words (2017) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Contributor — 46 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 57 • February 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 32 copies
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Contributor — 29 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 1: November/December 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One (2020) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Book of the Dead (2013) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributor — 21 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 3: March/April 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contributor — 18 copies
Nightmare Magazine, June 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 13 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 60 • May 2015 (2015) — Excerpt, some editions — 11 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 8: January/February 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 11 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 26 • July 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 10 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 9 copies
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 76 • September 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Winter 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Contributor — 7 copies
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contributor — 6 copies
Apex Magazine 55 (December 2013) (2013) — Contributor — 4 copies
Shimmer 2015: The Collected Stories (2016) — Contributor — 4 copies

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Nope, not finishing this piece of
 
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Abcdarian | 19 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
This book was okay. I the world building confused me but i eventually grew to the like the characters. It way it was written was not as strong as i would like. I will read the sequel. I did like the 2 perspectives though.
 
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lmauro123 | 39 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book was okay. I the world building confused me but i eventually grew to the like the characters. It way it was written was not as strong as i would like. I will read the sequel. I did like the 2 perspectives though.
 
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lmauro123 | 39 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
Superb. It really feels like a story taken from the Younger Edda, especially when told through the lens of Willa and Dana. Willa is such a delicious character. She has an interesting mix of being repulsive and benevolent but only in the worst of ways. Dana, on the other hand, is very much maternal and combative to the world around her. Much of the story is centered around these two mothers unwittingly being the catalyst for their family's destruction. This, however, is a small backdrop to all the themes and motifs used to tell an allegorical tale about trying and failing to stay afloat when you are a member of the downtrodden. Another important element is how society treats women and how women rise above that. Diane and Tina, for example, are prime examples of this. Which reminds me of that famous scene in Dolores Clairbourne when Vera says "Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold onto" Plenty of motifs are present but none is used more consistently than this. Even though I loved the book I was really bummed about the ending. W.T.F, like really? I can't have one slither of hope in this world, you gotta take that away from me too! Overall I was really taken aback by how much I cared for these characters especially Dylan and Gren. (how could you?) and Can you puh-lease write a romance novel?… (more)
 
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Nancy Pearl Foreword
Iacopo Bruno Jacket art and handlettering
Miranda Meeks Cover artist
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Works
26
Also by
56
Members
3,628
Popularity
#6,979
Rating
3.8
Reviews
152
ISBNs
85
Languages
6

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