Don't we just really need more tricksters in our lives? For that reason and more, I'm pleased to announce Aqueduct Press's publication of a new collection of stories from Eleanor Arnason, Big Mama Stories, five edgy, satirical tales of wily tricksters for
the 21st century. In “Big Green Mama Falls in Love,” Big Green Mama
duplicates herself and discovers just how life-threatening a Big-Mama-sized
case of love can be while the skwork learn that one cannot train a microbe
to be patriotic. In “Big Red Mama in Time and Morris, Minnesota,” Big Red
Mama gets pissed-off when she discovers the Cretaceous has been invaded by
an obnoxious human who has stolen a time-machine—and decides that some
information probably shouldn’t be free, particularly since as a group,
humans underestimated the damage they did and rarely took responsibility
for anything. On the basis of these stories, the one thing you can say for
sure is that Big Mamas' lives are never dull.
We launched this book at WisCon, where Eleanor read the opening of one of these tall tales. And now it's available through Aqueduct's site in both trade paper and e-book editions. In a couple of weeks it will be available elsewhere. I promise you, Eleanor's at her wittiest in these tales.