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The Bones of Giants by Yoon Ha Lee
Candy and Me by Hilary Liftin
Color is Everything by Dan Bartges
The Dancers' War (in by N. K. Jemisin
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne
Fairy Hunters, Ink. by Sheila A Dane
Falling into the Sun by Charrie Hazard
Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown
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The Goddamned Tooth Fairy by Tina Kuzminski
Goldilicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Haunted (Mediator #5) by Meg Cabot
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Hunchster by Matthew Hughes
I Spy School Days by Jean Marzollo
Icarus Saved from the Sky by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
A Matter of Feeling by Janine Boissard
The Navajo (True Books) by Alice Osinski
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
No Elephants Allowed by Deborah Robinson
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The Others by Lawrence C. Connolly
Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano
Precious Jeopardy: A Christmas Story by Lloyd C. Douglas
Real Sofistikashun by Tony Hoagland
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
The Secret of the Pink Pokémon by Tracey West
The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
The Sky Rained Heroes by Frederick LaCroix
Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening by DCS
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du Bois
The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint
Winter Walk by Ann Burg

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Comments for Icarus Saved from the Skies

FSFIcarus Saved from the Skies: 10/24/09

Today's story from Fantasy & Science Fiction is "Icarus Saved from the Skies" by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud. It was translated by Edward Gauvin.

The story follows a man through his romance and marriage to a doctor named Maude. She is fascinated with the wings he is spontaneously growing. She measures them every day as they grow (and sometimes shrink). Although the wings brought them together, they are a sore point in the relationship. The protagonist just wants them to go away whereas Maude hopes to see him fly some day.

I liked the story. It's short and to the point. The ending packs a wallop and has the sort of twist I normally associate with Stephen King. I think this was my first time reading a story by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud but I hope to read more of his stories.

"Icare sauvé des cieux" was first published in Le kiosque et le tilleul.

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