Results of the World Fantasy Award in the year 2004.
From Elizabeth Hand, one of America’s leading literary fantasists, comes a collection of extraordinary novellas of damnation and dark revelation, epiphany and redemption. Written in the author’s characteristic poetic prose, and rich with the detail of lives traumatic yet luminously transformed, these stories form a remarkable tapestry interweaving the supernatural and the mundane.
“Cleopatra Brimstone”—a young woman’s obsession with winged insects achieves a dangerous climax in the streets and nightclubs of London’s Camden Town.
“Pavane for a Prince of the Air”—a reflection on death and attendant neo-pagan rituals commits a much-loved soul to something other than eternal rest. …[more]
Over 400,000 words. More than 1,000 pages, including nine novellas, unpublished teleplays, rare, never before collected short stories, and a small volume’s worth of introductions and commentary.
Each of the more than 30 stories will feature a full-page black and white illustration commissioned especially for this volume by Tim Truman, Mark A. Nelson, Janet Aulisio, Ron Brown and other fine artists.
Ghosts of Yesterday is a stunning new collection by multiple-award-winning author Jack Cady. Cady captures the sights and emotions of America, from the Pacific Northwest (“Jeremiah”), to the streets of San Francisco (“The Lady With the Blind Dog”), to the Midwest-heartland (“Halloween 1942”), along the roads and highways in between (“The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill”), and back into the history of the American Southeast (“The Time That Time Forgot”).
The stories that make up Ghosts of Yesterday are detailed and realistic portraits of the world that, despite (and perhaps because) of their authenticity, manage to convey a sense of wonder and fantastic, where anything is possible.
The characters and places that Cady brings to life demonstrate clearly why he is one of the most versatile and respected writers today… His stories will move you, and change the way you look at the world.
Going well beyond the scope of his UK collection from several years ago, this is the definitive collection of Smith’s shorter fiction, as well as his long overdue first US collection. More Tomorrow & Other Stories features 30 of the author’s best stories, plus an introduction by award-winning editor Stephen Jones and an afterword by Michael Marshall Smith. A massive book, at almost 500 pages! There are no UK or US trade paperback, trade hardcover, or any other edition currently planned, so once these are gone, they’re gone! Wraparound cover art by John Picacio.