These are the stories of people who live at night: under neon and starlight, and never the light of the sun.
These are the stories of poets and police, tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers.
This is their time.
The Outcast Hours gathers over two dozen brand-new stories from award-winning writers across genres and continents, including bold new fiction from Marina Warner, Frances Hardinge, China Miéville, Sami Shah, Omar Robert Hamilton, Kuzhali Manickavel, Will Hill, Indrapramit Das, Silvia Moreno Garcia, Jeffrey Alan Love, Maha Khan Phillips, and many, many more.
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About the Author
Jared Shurin has edited or co-edited 12 anthologies in partnership with Tate Britain, the Egypt Exploration Society, the Royal Observatory and others. He has been a finalist for the British Science Fiction and Hugo Awards, and twice won the British Fantasy Award. Jared was the editor of the award-winning geek culture website Pornokitsch.
Table of Contents
Introduction Mahvesh Murad Jared Shurin 9
This Book Will Find You Sam Beckbessinger Lauren Beukes Dale Halvorsen 13
It Was a Different Time Will Hill 33
Ambulance Service Sami Shah 51
Blind Eye Frances Hardinge 67
Sleep Walker Silvia Moreno-Garcia 83
Bag Man Lavie Tidhar 93
Gatsby Maha Khan Phillips 111
Swipe Left Daniel Polansky 127
MiDNIghT MaRAuDERS M. Suddain 141
Everyone Knows That They're Dead. Do You? Genevieve Valentine 157
The Collector Sally Partridge 175
The Patron Saint of Night Puppers Indrapramit Das 187
Tilt Karen Onojaife 201
In the Blink of a Light Amira Salah-Ahmed 217
The Dental Gig S. L. Grey 227
One Gram Leah Moore 245
This Place of Thorns Marina Warner 263
Not Just Ivy Celeste Baker 275
Dark Matters Cecilia Ekbäck 283
Above the Light Jesse Bullington 311
Welcome to the Haunted House Yukimi Ogawa 335
Rain, Streaming Omar Robert Hamilton 347
Lock-In William Boyle 367
The Night Mountain Jeffrey Alan Love 381
A Partial Beginner's Guide to The Lucy Temerlin Home for Broken Shapeshifters Kuzhali Manickavel 387
(Microstories by China Miéville on 11, 65, 125, 173, 215, 261, 309, 365 and 391)