Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5: A Selection of Novellas

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5: A Selection of Novellas

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Overview

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Jonathan Strahan

This collection includes:
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Proof of Concept of Gwyneth Jones
Time Was by Ian McDonald

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her in Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages,

Agents of Dreamland is a new Lovecraftian horror novella from award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan.

Proof of Concept is an action-adventure science fiction novella from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Gwyneth Jones. In a far future Earth, blind hope keeps the populace contented.

Ian McDonald weaves a love story across an endless expanse with his science fiction novella Time Was

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250232335
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 705
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

CAITLÍN R KIERNAN is the author of over a dozen science fiction and dark fantasy works, including Agents of Dreamland, many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology.

ELLEN KLAGES is the author of the acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award, and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story, “Basement Magic,” won a Nebula Award and “Wakulla Springs,” co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.

GWYNETH JONES is a writer and critic of genre fiction. She's won the Tiptree award, two World Fantasy awards, the Arthur C. Clarke award, the British Science Fiction Association short story award, the Dracula Society's Children of the Night award, the Philip K. Dick award, and the S.F.R.A. Pilgrim award for lifetime achievement in sf criticism. Jones is the author of the Aleutian Trilogy and the Bold As Love Cycle. She also writes for teenagers, usually as Ann Halam.

IAN MCDONALD was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He has won the Locus Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. His first novel, Desolation Road, was published in 1988. Other works include King of Morning, Queen of Day (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), River of Gods, The Dervish House, the graphic novel Kling Klang Klatch, and many more. He now lives in Belfast.

KIJ JOHNSON is an American fantasy writer noted for her adaptations of Japanese myths and folklore. Her Tor.com story "Ponies" won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Her story "Fox Magic" won the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award, her novel The Fox Woman won the Crawford Award for best debut fantasy novel, and her subsequent novel Fudoki was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best fantasy novels of its year. She is also an associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.


KIJ JOHNSON is an American fantasy writer noted for her adaptations of Japanese myths and folklore. Her Tor.com story "Ponies" won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Her story "Fox Magic" won the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award, her novel The Fox Woman won the Crawford Award for best debut fantasy novel, and her subsequent novel Fudoki was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best fantasy novels of its year. She is also an associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.

GWYNETH JONES is a writer and critic of genre fiction. She's won the Tiptree award, two World Fantasy awards, the Arthur C. Clarke award, the British Science Fiction Association short story award, the Dracula Society's Children of the Night award, the Philip K. Dick award, and the S.F.R.A. Pilgrim award for lifetime achievement in sf criticism. Jones is the author of the Aleutian Trilogy and the Bold As Love Cycle. She also writes for teenagers, usually as Ann Halam.

She lives in Brighton, UK, with her husband and two cats called Ginger and Milo; curating assorted pondlife in season.


Ian McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He has won the Locus Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. His first novel, Desolation Road, was published in 1988. Other works include King of Morning, Queen of Day (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), River of Gods, The Dervish House, the graphic novel Kling Klang Klatch, and many more. He now lives in Belfast.

CAITLÍN R KIERNAN is the author of over a dozen science fiction and dark fantasy works, including Agents of Dreamland, many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology.

Award wins:

Kiernan has won the International Horror Guild Award (4 times)
The Barnes&Noble Maiden Voyage Award
The James Tiptree Jr Award
The Bram Stoker Award (twice)
The Locus Award
World Fantasy Award (twice – both in 2014)


ELLEN KLAGES is the author of the acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award, and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story, “Basement Magic,” won a Nebula Award and “Wakulla Springs,” co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.

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