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M. K. Hobson

Data de nascimento: 21. Janeiro 1969

M. K. Hobson is an American speculative fiction and fantasy writer. In 2003 she was a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her debut novel The Native Star was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award. She lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

Hobson's short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Sci Fiction, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and ChiZine. Her work has also appeared in anthologies such as Polyphony 5 and Polyphony 6 and Medicine Show. Hobson's story "The Hand of the Devil on a String" appeared on the 2008 Best American Fantasy recommended reading list, and her other work has received Honorable Mentions in "Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror" and "Year’s Best Science Fiction."

She is the author of the Veneficas Americana historical fantasy series. The first novel in the series, The Native Star, was published by Bantam Spectra on August 31, 2010. The sequel, The Hidden Goddess, followed on April 26, 2011. The third novel, The Warlock's Curse, begins a new duology and follows characters from a new generation. Hobson has described the style of the first two novels as "Bustlepunk.".She is also a co-host of the fantasy podcast PodCastle, a sister podcast of Escape Pod. In the past, she was co-editor—with author Douglas Lain—of the surrealist/anarchist 'zine Diet Soap.

Citações M. K. Hobson

„Dignity is like morality,” Mirabilis barked. “Too much is as bad as too little.“

—  M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star

Fonte: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 20, “The Otherwhere Marble” (p. 274)

„You know, there’s one thing about you that always astonishes me. The longer you talk, the wronger you get.“

—  M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star

Fonte: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 23, “The Skycladdische and the Sangrimancer” (p. 331)

„Your frontier ethics are so rawboned, Miss Edwards, as rough-hewn and clumsy as the log cabin in which you must have been raised.“

—  M. K. Hobson

Mrs. Stanton’s face was like marble as she spoke; only her lips moved with ugly precision. “Decency is striving for perfection in a world in which every other hoglike creature satisfies himself with sloppiness and indulgence. Decency is not in failing to murder someone. It’s in murdering the right person, and sparing your family the indignity of getting caught.”
Fonte: The Hidden Goddess (2011), Chapter 13, “Red Hand, Gold-Colored Eye” (pp. 221-222)

„There is a difference between not understanding and being willfully obtuse.“

—  M. K. Hobson

Fonte: The Hidden Goddess (2011), Chapter 18, “The Talleyrand Maneuver” (p. 275)

„Senator Stanton? The man who’s sold his own soul so many times that no one can figure out who actually owns it?“

—  M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star

Fonte: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 20, “The Otherwhere Marble” (p. 285)

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„It is a great weakness of credomancers, Miss Edwards. They often believe their own press.“

—  M. K. Hobson

”You’re a credomancer, too,” Emily said.
“I’m also a woman. Failure, struggle, and doubt are my constant companions. They are not always pleasant, but they inoculate me against overconfidence. As such, I would not trade them for all the arrogant bravado in the world.”
Fonte: The Hidden Goddess (2011), Chapter 18, “The Talleyrand Maneuver” (pp. 282-283)

„I’ll do everything I can to help, I promise.“

—  M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star

“You always have,” Emily murmured. Except tell me the truth about anything.
Fonte: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 23, “The Skycladdische and the Sangrimancer” (p. 329)

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