Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been compared by Publishers Weekly to "vintage Ray Bradbury." Her first novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones, won the Bram Stoker Award; her second novel, The Silent Strength of Stones, was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards. She won a Nebula for her short story "Trophy Wives." Her novels for young adults include A Stir of Bones, Spirits That Walk in Shadow, and Thresholds.
"A rapid read that still resonates with themes of alienation, sexuality, and the meaning of maturity." -- Fantasy Magazine "This short novel is a sharp portrait of aliens remaking humans they meet from the inside out." -- The Denver Post "Fast moving, entertaining, and indecorous enough for a PG-17 rating...capable of stimulating the intellect as well as the senses." -- Locus "Gonzo in the best sense... A short, sharp shock, delivering plenty for the money." --SciFi.com/Sci Fi Weekly "Touches of Ray Bradbury... A fascinating read." --SFCrowsnest "Dreamlike and often horrific...Any reader, young or not, will be rooting for that resolution." -- The Eugene Weekly