The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper

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Queen of Swords Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author
A.J. Fitzwater can be found living between the cracks of Christchurch, New Zealand. They survived the Clarion workshop in 2014, added two Sir Julius Vogel Awards to their shelf, and have gone on to have work published in Clarkesworld, Shimmer Magazine, Giganotosaurus, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Glittership, Capricious Magazine, and other venues and anthologies of repute. Their WW2 NZ Land Girls shape-shifter novella No Man's Land will be published by Paper Road Press in early 2020. They Twitter at @AJFitzwater.

Reviewer Paul Weimer says: "Fitzwater winningly returns to the character of Cinrak the Dipper, star of several previous stories, in a collection that spans the titular Capybara Pirate's career. From dreams of a life away from the orphanage where she was raised, to full fledged leading member of the IRATE pirate union, these stories of found family, finding oneself, and having adventures across the ocean are funny, poignant, colorful, and a lot of bloody good fun. Raise the mainsail and join Captain Cinrak's crew as she wins hearts, finds precious treasures both tangible and ephemeral, and grows from new to the sea into a seasoned salt."

Author Robyn Bennis says: "The most original fantasy fiction I've read in a long time. Don't miss these delightful, progressive sea tales."

Editor Sigrid Ellis says: "Cinrak the Dapper is completely charming from the start. It wasn't until I was further in that I appreciated how thoughtful, ambitious, and kind this book is. The world and characters unite to create a world based on entirely different values than the capitalist and patriarchal reality we currently occupy. The stories inspire impulses of cooperation, of harmony, of compassion, and of curiosity. Cinrak and her crew do not shy from hard work, nor do their tales hide the dangers inherent in choosing to be one's best self. But in the end, the journey is worth the adventure. I personally would not object to find that, at the end of my life, I sailed a path similar to Cinrak's."

Author A.C. Wise says: "The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper is delightfully queer, full of adventure, romance, and sparkling prose. You truly can't go wrong with this daring capybara pirate."