The Mount

The Mount

by Carol Emshwiller

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Philip K. Dick Award Winner
Best of the Year: Locus, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Magazine
Nominated for the Impac Award

Charley is an athlete. He wants to grow up to be the fastest runner in the world, like his father. He wants to be painted crossing the finishing line, in his racing silks, with a medal around his neck. Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot: The Hoots are alien invaders. Charley hasn't seen his mother for years, and his father is hiding out in the mountains somewhere, with the other Free Humans. The Hoots own the world, but the humans want it back. Charley knows how to be a good mount, but now he's going to have to learn how to be a human being.

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ISBN-13: 9780142403020
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/17/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Carol Emshwiller ( is the author of many acclaimed novels and story collections, including Carmen DogThe Start of the End of It All (winner of the World Fantasy Award),Report to the Men’s Club and Other Stories, I Live with You and You Dont’ Know It, and The Mount (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and a Nebula Award finalist). She teaches in the NYU Continuing Education program, and divides her time between homes in New York City and California.

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The Mount 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kougogo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Usually, novels that present themselves as allegories in an explicit way do not appeal to me. The Mount, though, has a careful, acerbic, magnanimous wit that transcends the limitations of that particular mode. It is one of the goofiest, but gravest, examinations of power and power dynamics I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the very best sci-fi books I have ever read.
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