Last year, editors Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collaborated on The Djinn Falls in Love, a wide-ranging anthology of speculative stories exploring the depictions of djinn across genres and cultures, and featuring an impressive lineup of contributors, from Amal El-Mohtar to Neil Gaiman. For their followup, they’ve assembled no less notable a slate of writers producing stories about a less specific but equally evocative theme.
The Outcast Hours, out in February 2019 from Solaris Books, features more than two dozen brand-new stories of people for whom the night is their everyday: “Poets and police, tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers. Contributors run the gamut from newcomers to award-winners, including China Miéville, Frances Hardinge, Silvia Moreno Garcia, Jeffrey Alan Love, Marina Warner, and more.
Check out the full-size cover art below, then place your preorder—and make sure you’ve marked the release date on your calendar, and plan to be up all night reading it on February 19, 2019.