Philip K. Dick Award WinnerBest of the Year: Locus, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Book MagazineNominated for the Impac Award Charley is an athlete. He wants to grow up to be the fastest runner in the world, like his father. He wants to be painted crossing the finishing line, in his racing silks, with a medal around his neck. Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot: The Hoots are alien invaders. Charley hasn't seen his mother for years, and his father is hiding out in the mountains somewhere, with the other Free Humans. The Hoots own the world, but the humans want it back. Charley kws how to be a good mount, but w he's going to have to learn how to be a human being.
Carol Emshwiller(sfwa.org/members/emshwiller)is the author of many acclaimed novels and story collections, includingCarmen Dog, The Start of the End of It All(winner of the World Fantasy Award), Report to the Men s Club and Other Stories, I Live with You and You Dont Know It, andThe Mount(winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and a Nebula Award finalist). She teaches in the NYU Continuing Education program, and divides her time between homes in New York City and California.
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Paperback / softback
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Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound