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Diverse new anthology from the acclaimed editors of The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781085745
Publisher: Solaris
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mahvesh Murad is an editor, critic and voice artist from Karachi, Pakistan. She is the editor of the award-winning Apex Book of World SF 4, host of the interview podcast Midnight in Karachi for and the voice of many international radio and TV commercials, as well as multiple short stories.

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)

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