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What Moves the Dead by [T. Kingfisher]

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About the Author

T. KINGFISHER (she/her) writes fantasy, horror, and occasional oddities, including "The Twisted Ones" and "Swordheart." Under a pen name, she also writes children's books. She lives in North Carolina. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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What Moves the Dead is everything a classic horror novel should be. T. Kingfisher spins biting wit, charm and terror into a tale that will make your skin crawl. Poe would be proud!”―Brom

“A deeply, unsettling examination of what sometimes goes on behind polite smiles and courteous speech.”―Cassandra Khaw, author of
Nothing But Blackened Teeth

“T. Kingfisher dissects the heart of Poe’s most famous tale and finds a wholly new mythology beating inside it. Written with a lush, Gothic flare,
What Moves the Dead chills and delights like the trippiest of Hammer productions. Pure fun.”―Andy Davidson, author of The Boatman's Daughter

“T. Kingfisher proves once again to be a rising star of the literary horror genre with no signs of having any plans to fall back into the gravity of our mundane ball of dirt any time soon. . .
What Moves the Dead is a must-read, period.”―Jordan Shiveley, author of the upcoming Hot Singles In Your Area

“A gothic delight!"―Lucy A. Snyder, author of Sister, Maiden, Monster

“The distilled terror of T. Kingfisher's
What Moves the Dead insinuates itself into the reader's nervous system from the very first sentence and quickly overtakes their sense of self control. I was powerless against this novella's pestilential pull and had to finish it in one sitting... or maybe it finished me. Now it's under my skin and I can't trust the touch of anything anymore.”―Clay McLeod Chapman

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09FHGRWQ4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Nightfire (July 12 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3417 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 159 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 1,356 ratings

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T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of Ursula Vernon, an author from North Carolina. In another life, she writes children's books and weird comics. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy and the Eisner, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Nebula, Alfie, WSFA, Coyotl and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections.

This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups. Her work includes multiple fairy-tale retellings and odd little stories about elves and goblins.

When she is not writing, she is probably out in the garden, trying to make eye contact with butterflies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Love Letter to Edgar Allan Poe (and Mushrooms)!
By Samantha K Krewulak on October 11, 2022
I received this book in my August 2022 Night Worms package. I only recently read somewhere that this was a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," and that only made me more interested in how T. Kingfisher would turn it into a full-length story.

Wow! It was really cool. And the title and cover art are absolutely perfect for the story. I loved that the main character was non-binary and that T. Kingfisher came up with pronouns outside of our own that forced me to take the time and learn them for the story. Having to reframe my mind for new pronouns and re-apply my knowledge every time they were used reminded me of learning a new language, and I find that type of learning to be a fun exercise for my brain and spirit. I also really liked that in the original the main character was unnamed, but in this one, they are named, but not gendered.

The imagery was wicked and I found myself looking up pictures of mushrooms between readings. The creeping of the gathered knowledge that culminates at the end electrifies the hairs on your arms (or perhaps I should say, the hyphae) and it is just an overall wonderful experience in horror and dread.

I highly recommend this book. It's a quick read, a love letter to the original by Edgar Allan Poe, and (for me) a doorway into the freaky world of mycology.
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