Strangeways returns with a special fantasy edition. In his Nebula nominated short story, "Don't Stop," James Patrick Kelly jogs alongside a woman who is being followed -- and has been for thirty-some years. Who is the mysterious Crispin and why can’t anyone see him? Also included here is “Faith,” a romantic comedy about day lilies and dating, featuring a single mom and a man who talks to plants. In 1999 “Faith” was adapted as an opera by renowned conductor and composer Michael Ching. Obviously not your ordinary fantasy story! And in an eclectic essay on Strunk and White’s famous book, THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE, Kelly declares that “Feminism may well be remembered as the most important contribution of the twentieth century.”
About the Author
James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards and his stories have been translated into nineteen languages. Many of the stories in Strangeways, his new digital magazine, have been chosen for selection in Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies. Publisher's Weekly calls Kelly "A meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form ... delivers tight, deceptively simple tales with complex, often delayed reverberations." Locus Magazine writes, "The overall effect of these tales is that while Kelly is something of a dark romantic with a fondness for getting his characters into tragic circumstances of isolation and alienation, he's also someone in love with the sheer narrative possibilities of SF, and with its old-fashioned capacity for wonder."