The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie

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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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An anthology of fictional short stories that imagines dark events in the life of Marie Curie as a teenager. This collection includes stories and poems by headline authors, six of whom are New York Times bestsellers including Jane Yolen, Scott Sigler, Alethea Kontis, and Jonathan Maberry.

An anthology of fictional short stories that imagines dark events in the life of Marie Curie as a teenager. This collection includes stories and poems by headline authors, six of whom are New York...


A Note From the Publisher

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and online and include stories in The X-Files and Decipher's WARS. As an editor he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe, and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian.

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. All of Yolen's stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen's relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr's exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband's interest in birding.

Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than fifty children's books, including the award-winning chapter book series Blast to the Past. She also wrote the tween novel Mean Ghouls, as well as books for the Nancy Drew, Clue Crew, and The Boxcar Children series. Stacia has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for the novelizations of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs movies. Visit her website at: www.StaciaDeutsch.com

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, Drink Slay Love, and The Stone Girl's Story. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. For more information, visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.

Scott Sigler is a popular podcaster and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.

SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series, the October Daye series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot. In 2022 she managed the same feat, again!

Henry Herz has authored ten picture books. His children's short stories have been published in Highlights for Children, Ladybug magazine, and in anthologies for Albert Whitman & Co. Henry also writes adult science fiction and fantasy short stories. He holds a BS in engineering from Cornell, an MS in engineering from George Washington University, and an MA in political science from Georgetown.

Lissa Price lives in the foothills of southern California with her husband and the occasional deer.

JO WHITTEMORE is the author of the tween humor novels, Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, D is for Drama, Colonial Madness, and the Confidentially Yours series. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy. When she isn't writing, Jo spends her time with family and friends in Austin, dreaming of the day she can afford a chocolate house.

Alethea Kontis is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon's The Dark-Hunter Companion, and the author of two picture books.She was a student of science fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, and has worked in a number of book-related jobs. She lives in Virginia.

JONATHAN MABERRY (he/him) is a New York Times bestselling, Inkpot winner, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Relentless, Ink, Patient Zero, Rot & Ruin, Dead of Night, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite, among others. His V-Wars series has been adapted by Netflix, and his work for Marvel Comics includes The Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther. He is the editor of Weird Tales Magazine and also edits anthologies such as Aliens vs Predator, Nights of the Living Dead (with George A. Romero), Don't Turn out the Lights, and others. Follow him on his website and on all social media platforms.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book...


Advance Praise

“A richly imagined collection from a stellar group of writers. Do not miss it!”

-Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator and Instinct

“Fun and quirky tales and ruminations about a genius, a hero, and a role model for the ages!”

-David Brin, author of The Postman and The Ancient Ones

“A richly imagined collection from a stellar group of writers. Do not miss it!”

-Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator and Instinct

“Fun and quirky tales and...


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The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie is a YA collection of fictional tales inspired by scientist Marie Curie, with a sprinkling of fun trivia throughout. I think younger me would have LOVED this. As an adult, I still found it enjoyable, though I found myself wanting more from each story (but this is super common for me when it comes to short story anthologies). Each short story comes with a little endnote explaining any real science that was included in the story, which I think is a great addition! There were a couple of repetitive points, like the "science trumps magic" message, or repeatedly explaining flying schools and the Poland/Russia situation. Overall though, I found this to be a quick, entertaining read that I would recommend to young readers looking for a little bit of science, a little bit of horror, and a little bit of dark science fiction.

Thank you to Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for proving a digital copy of The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie in exchange for an honest review! This book is scheduled to hit shelves April 11, 2023.

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Wow! One of the best advance reading copy I have ever got so far!

This book is mesmerising!

It is a collection of fictional short stories and poems based on the life of Marie Curie with added imaginative touch on what could have happened to her when she was a teenager.

I loved every word this book had to offer. You just have to get it! Try it for yourself.

You know the book seems so short and I want more!

Thank you, Blackstone Publishing, for the advance reading copy.

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As a middle school science teacher I was absolutely thrilled to read this collection! It's a perfect mixture of science and imagination, and I really felt that I got a better perception of Marie Curie's life while enjoying some adventurous and creepy stories. The collection also contained a bit of humour, and I fell in love with the rat Damian from the story "cheating death" 😍

I definitely recommend this anthology if you're interested in science, want to know what it was like living in Poland in the 1880s or just enjoy some thrilling short stories ⚡

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