Big Big Sky

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Product Details

Price
$9.95
Publisher
Red Deer Press
Publish Date
Pages
249
Dimensions
5.35 X 0.77 X 7.52 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780889954045
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About the Author

Kristyn Dunnion studied English Literature and Theatre at McGill University. Her passion for children's literature and wigs led her to the University of Guelph where she completed a Masters Degree in English. She hosts burlesque parties, cabaret evenings, drag king shows and weddings, and her performance pieces are innovative and thought provoking. She also enjoys making school visits, facilitating creative writing workshops with learners of all ages, and is an excellent guest speaker.

Edited by Nalo Hopkinson. Hopkinson's novel Brown Girl in the Ring won the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. She has taken second place in the Short Prose Competition of the Writers' Union of Canada, and is the recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for Emerging Writers, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the Locus Award for a first novel.

Reviews

"The exceptionally talented and completely unique author, Kristyn Dunnion is back with a brilliant new Sci-Fi novel."
-- "The Kingsville Reporter"
"Dunnion writes with verve and elegance. The prose flows smoothly; the action, while at times confusing because of the multiple narrators and points of view, moves forward strongly. Engaging main characters, varied and unique secondary characters, coldly scientific villains, a well-paced plot, timely themes, graphic dialogue, a skillfully designed social structure, and detail-rich descriptions combine to present an unusual and intriguing speculative novel.
Highly Recommended"
-- "CM Magazine"

"What a great story. Most of the time I couldn't put it down."
-- "Resource Links"

"The exceptionally talented and completely unique author, Kristyn Dunnion is back with a brilliant new Sci-Fi novel."
-- "The Kingsville Reporter"

"The verve of her (Dunnion) language and the strong rhythms of her prose give this dystopic tale a vivid earthiness. . . The strength of the story is in the intimate, complex relationships Dunnion depicts as she shifts perspective from one character to another, and in her ability to make us see our Earth anew."
-- "The Toronto Star"

"The language is easily accessible and enhances the believability of the fantasy world."
-- "Bureau County Republican"

"Appealing to readers who appreciate the experimentation of language and the exploration of story."
-- "Canadian Children's Book News"

"Highly Recommended."
-- "Hi-Rise Community Newspaper" (Don Mills)

"Dunnion writes with verve and elegance. The prose flows smoothly; the action, while at times confusing because of the multiple narrators and points of view, moves forward strongly. Engaging main characters, varied and unique secondary characters, coldly scientific villains, a well-paced plot, timely themes, graphic dialogue, a skillfully designed social structure, and detail-rich descriptions combine to present an unusual and intriguing speculative novel.
Highly Recommended"
-- "CM Magazine"

"What a great story. Most of the time I couldn't put it down."
-- "Resource Links"

"The exceptionally talented and completely unique author, Kristyn Dunnion is back with a brilliant new Sci-Fi novel."
-- "The Kingsville Reporter"

"The verve of her (Dunnion) language and the strong rhythms of her prose give this dystopic tale a vivid earthiness. . . The strength of the story is in the intimate, complex relationships Dunnion depicts as she shifts perspective from one character to another, and in her ability to make us see our Earth anew."
-- "The Toronto Star"

"The language is easily accessible and enhances the believability of the fantasy world."
-- "Bureau County Republican"

"Appealing to readers who appreciate the experimentation of language and the exploration of story."
-- "Canadian Children's Book News"

""Big Big Sky" is an incredibly difficult book to put down. Dunnion's narrative is fast-paced, and each pace brings a new challenge. . . This excellent novel is highly recommended for fans of science fiction and dystopian narratives."
-- "Curled Up With A Good Kids Book"

"Highly Recommended."
-- "Hi-Rise Community Newspaper" (Don Mills)

"Pushing the YA envelope about as far as it can go without being an actual mail bomb, Dunnion has put together something like a mix between "Mad Max" and the new "Battlestar Gallactica." From Loo's first words, "Blaaty whafa, Rustle?!" the novel thrashes along with inventive invective that isn't quite foul, but obviously is. Buried in the gore, however, is a novel that is as poignant as any other YA story of deeply felt teen alienation, be it by new authors like Castellucci, or classic ones like S.E. Hinton. That it takes place in an Alien Nation just cranks it up a few notches."
-- "Montreal Mirror"


"Dunnion writes with verve and elegance. The prose flows smoothly; the action, while at times confusing because of the multiple narrators and points of view, moves forward strongly. Engaging main characters, varied and unique secondary characters, coldly scientific villains, a well-paced plot, timely themes, graphic dialogue, a skillfully designed social structure, and detail-rich descriptions combine to present an unusual and intriguing speculative novel.

Highly Recommended"

-- CM Magazine

"What a great story. Most of the time I couldn't put it down."

-- Resource Links

"The exceptionally talented and completely unique author, Kristyn Dunnion is back with a brilliant new Sci-Fi novel."

-- The Kingsville Reporter

"The verve of her (Dunnion) language and the strong rhythms of her prose give this dystopic tale a vivid earthiness. . . The strength of the story is in the intimate, complex relationships Dunnion depicts as she shifts perspective from one character to another, and in her ability to make us see our Earth anew."

-- The Toronto Star

"The language is easily accessible and enhances the believability of the fantasy world."

-- Bureau County Republican

"Appealing to readers who appreciate the experimentation of language and the exploration of story."

-- Canadian Children's Book News

"Big Big Sky is an incredibly difficult book to put down. Dunnion's narrative is fast-paced, and each pace brings a new challenge. . . This excellent novel is highly recommended for fans of science fiction and dystopian narratives."

-- Curled Up With A Good Kids Book

"Highly Recommended."

-- Hi-Rise Community Newspaper (Don Mills)

"Pushing the YA envelope about as far as it can go without being an actual mail bomb, Dunnion has put together something like a mix between Mad Max and the new Battlestar Gallactica. From Loo's first words, "Blaaty whafa, Rustle?!" the novel thrashes along with inventive invective that isn't quite foul, but obviously is. Buried in the gore, however, is a novel that is as poignant as any other YA story of deeply felt teen alienation, be it by new authors like Castellucci, or classic ones like S.E. Hinton. That it takes place in an Alien Nation just cranks it up a few notches."

-- Montreal Mirror