Uptown Local and Other Interventions

by Diane Duane

So Uptown Local and Other Interventions is finally ready!

I’ve been wanting to collect a batch of favorite stories together for a while now, and an ebook seemed like the perfect way to go. (The paper version will follow later: we’ll be converting this along with the new international ebook editions of the Young Wizards books.)

The anthology contains:

  • In The Company of HeroesA billionaire “living the dream” goes on a desperate quest for the one thing he needs to make his life perfect: a very special comic book…
  • The Rizzoli Bag — A sad young man in a Roman cafe is offered a once-in-a-lifetime bargain…
  • Out of the Frying Pan — The life of a part-time witch working in a shopping mall is turned upside down in a day…
  • The Queen and the Thief and the Dragon — A (fairy) tale of the True West, and a young monarch’s solution to a thorny diplomatic problem…
  • Bears — An ancient sorrow (with a modern twist) wanders through the tumult of a pre-Lenten street carnival…
  • The FixIn the dark guts of Rome’s Colosseum, a slave boy with an impossible dream becomes entangled in the machinations of immortals…
  • Herself — In the heart of Dublin, something is killing the People of the Hills — and it’s going to take Ireland’s only superhero to stop it…
  • Hopper Painting — Desolation and redemption in a midnight diner…
  • The Back Door — Two terrorists meet in Zurich to carry out a very unusual heist with a confederate who’s more dangerous than they imagine…

…And naturally the title story, which hasn’t been in print since it appeared in the So You Want to Be a Wizard 20th anniversary hardcover: and the only other Young Wizards short story, Theobroma.

Uptown Local and Other Interventions is available for purchase in DRM-free Kindle / .mobi and Nook / iPad / .ePub formats at the Ebooks Direct store for USD $5.99. There’s also a both-formats bundle for the same price, if you have more than once e-reading device.

Enjoy!

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