"I am woven through your past, as you are through mine – and both of us through theirs, the sea-peoples'."
Hugo- and Nebula Award-winner Charnas has written a book about humans, her own past, and how our lives have always been intertwined with the creatures of the seas. Strange Seas is Charnas' first nonfiction book, and her first eBook. An investigation into personal questions about herself and her writing grew to encompass not just her past, but the pasts of all of us.
"I saw a lot of closed doors inside the house of myself, labeled 'I don't care,' 'I don't know,' and – the majority – 'I don't remember.' But one stood open, the one that Miriam's words had unlatched and flung wide – 'I don't believe.' There was no denying what lay beyond. The whales had souls, and I had been a killer of whales."
Suzy McKee Charnas (born 1939) is an American novelist and short story writer, writing primarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. She has won several awards for her fiction, including the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. A selection of her short fiction was collected in Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms in 2004. She lives in New Mexico.
Suzy McKee Charnas has written one book under the pseudonym of Rebecca Brand.
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