Posted by : atcampbell | On : March 1, 2005

The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson

Seven people showed up to discuss this retelling of an early Medieval (Heian Period) Japanese fairy tale. Everyone had read part of the book, but only four had finished. Three others sent in comments by e-mail and telephone.

This book is an expansion of Johnson’s novelette “Fox Magic,” winner of the 1994 Sturgeon Award. The Fox Woman is now considered the first book of the Heian Trilogy Love/War/Death, with Johnson’s publication of the second book, Fudoki.

The Fox Woman is a magical story of three characters, the choices they make,

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