By (author) Rachel Caine, By (author) Jennifer Estep, By (author) Kevin Hearne, By (author) Seanan McGuire, By (author) Bob Thurman

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  • Publisher: Gallery
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 208mm x 30mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1476714150
  • ISBN 13: 9781476714158
  • Sales rank: 161,286

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The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions-the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker's seductive call. It is a place of illusion-is that woman's beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box? And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns-or maybe some magic of one's own. Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

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Rachel Caine is the "New York Times" and internationally bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new Revivalist series. Jennifer Estep is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and also writes the Mythos Academy young adult series. Kevin Hearne is the "New York Times "bestselling author of The Iron Druid series. Seanan McGuire is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the InCryptid series and the October Daye series, which earned her the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2010. "Feed," published under the pseudonym Mira Grant, earned her a Hugo Award nomination for Best Novel in 2011. Rob Thurman is the "New York Times "bestselling author of the supernatural thriller "All Seeing Eye," the gritty urban fantasy Cal Leandros series, the Trickster Novels, and standalone thriller-suspense novels.