Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Jonathan Strahan
This collection includes:
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Proof of Concept of Gwyneth Jones
Time Was by Ian McDonald
Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her in Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages,
Agents of Dreamland is a new Lovecraftian horror novella from award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan.
Proof of Concept is an action-adventure science fiction novella from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Gwyneth Jones. In a far future Earth, blind hope keeps the populace contented.
Ian McDonald weaves a love story across an endless expanse with his science fiction novella Time Was
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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On Sale: 04/30/2019 ISBN: 9781250232335
"A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading."—Pamela Sargent on The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe
"Ellen Klages's love for queer San Francisco is evident in every line: its history, its mystery, and its people in all their variety and glory. I smiled as I read. You will, too."—Nicola Griffith on Passing Strange
“Kiernan’s writing—starkly visual, tongue in cheek and disturbingly visceral—carries the day.”—The New York Times on Agents of Dreamland
"A delicious portrayal of what it feels like when that nagging voice in your head telling you something is wrong is in fact your only ally."—The Washington Post on Proof of Concept
"With echoes of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine and replete with the inimitable scent of used bookstores, Time Was weaves an exquisite spell of love, war and quantum physics that is timeless in its appeal. A scientific romance in the most evocative sense of the word."—Nina Allan