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Ghost talkers /

by Kowal, Mary Robinette [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tor, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780765378255 (hardcover); 0765378256 (hardcover).Subject(s): Mediums -- Fiction | Americans -- England -- London -- Fiction | Special operations (Military science) -- Fiction | Military intelligence -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Traitors -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction | Mediums -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Traitors -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction | Americans -- England -- London -- Fiction | World War (1914-1918) | Americans | Mediums | Military intelligence | Special operations (Military science) | Traitors | England | England -- London | 1900-1999 | Science fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fantasy fiction | Historical fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | History | Science fiction | War fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | War fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Historical fictionSummary: "Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force ... Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things"--Amazon.com.
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<p> Ghost Talkers: a new novel from beloved fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.</p> <p>Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.</p> <p>Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.</p> <p>Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…</p>

"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

"Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force ... Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things"--Amazon.com.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304).

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American Ginger Stuyvesant is able to channel the spirits of the dead. Her skills, along with those of other psychics, are being put to use by a special branch of the British Army known as the Spirit Corps during World War I. Working out of a base in Le Havre, Ginger leads one of several circles whose members take intelligence from deceased soldiers who report what they saw on the battlefields. One day a fighter checks in who has been killed by a British officer, not a German enemy. Ginger has a hard time getting her male superior officers to take her seriously, but she is tenacious as she pulls on the threads of a mystery that threatens the whole of the Spirit Corps. -VERDICT Hugo Award-winning Kowal ("The Glamourist" series) has a good feel for the era, creating a premise and setting that make this a refreshing historical fantasy.-MM © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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