Spirits in the Wires

Newford

Charles de Lint

Tor Books

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At a popular Newford online research and library Web site called the Wordwood, a mysterious crash occurs. Everyone visiting the site at the moment of the crash vanishes from where they were sitting in front of their computers. Christy Ridding's girldfriend Saskia disappears right before his eyes, along with countless others.

To rescue their missing friends, Christy and his companions must journey into Newford's otherworld, where the Wordwood, it transpires, has a physical presence of its own...

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First Meeting
 
Don’t make of us
more than we are,
she said.
We hold no great secret…
—SASKIA MADDING,
“Arabesque” (Moths and Wasps, 1997)
Christiana Tree
 
 
“I feel as if I should know you,” Saskia Madding says as she approaches my chair.
She’s been darting glances in my direction from across the café for about fifteen minutes now and I was wondering when she’d finally come over.
I saw her when I first came in, sitting to the right of the door at a window table, nursing a tall cup of chai tea.

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"De Lint ... handles his concept of technological voodoo with intelligence, verve and wit while introducing fascinating new characters and expanding on old ones.... Will please previous fans and find new ones for this master of the modern fantastic."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Superb characterization and plot development skills."
--Booklist

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Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Memory and Dream, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim. In 2000, his story collection Moonlight and Vines won the World Fantasy Award.

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Spirits in the Wires
Charles de Lint

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
September 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312869717
ISBN10: 0312869711
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$15.95

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429911283
ISBN10: 142991128X
448 pages
$9.99
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