Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella
Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a record of their coming, of their struggle to survive, and of their eventual end. And that's just the local human beings over the last seventy-five years. Then there are the prehistoric creatures...and, just maybe, something else.
Ranging from the late 1930s to the present day, "Wakulla Springs" is a tour de force of the human, the strange, and the miraculous.
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About the Author
Andy Duncan is an American science fiction and fantasy writer born on September 21, 1964, in Batesburg, South Carolina. His first story collection, Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (2000), won the World Fantasy Award; in the same year he won another World Fantasy Award for his novelette "The Pottawatomie Giant." His 2001 novella "The Chief Designer" won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction.
Ellen Klages is an American science fiction, fantasy, and historical-fiction writer born in Columbus, Ohio in 1954. She began publishing short fantasy and SF stories in 1998; her novelette "Basement Magic" (2003) won a Nebula Award. In 2006 she published her first novel, The Green Glass Sea, a middle-grade novel set in Los Alamos during World War II; it won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Portable Childhoods, a collection of her short fiction, appeared in 2007.
Andy Duncan is a winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award for his short fiction, much of which is collected into the volumes Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (2000) and The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (2011). Born in Batesburg, South Carolina, he lives in Maryland.
ELLEN KLAGES is the author of the acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award, and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story, “Basement Magic,” won a Nebula Award and “Wakulla Springs,” co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.