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  • Writer's pictureDean Asquith


A stunningly inventive collection from the multi award-winning author, that tackle the great and the small questions of life. A beguiling, experimental collection that will delight fans of China Mieville, Charlie Jane Anders, and Carmen Maria Machado.

“Nina Allan is a great writer of the fantastic, here to remind us how weird it is to be alive. Her stories have a quiet urgency to them; they are moving and gripping and wholly themselves. Their strangeness helps us make sense of our own. This is a rare collection, to read, to ponder, to treasure.” Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things

Unsettling, dark and brilliantly astute, these weird and wonderful tales take us on journeys through time and space to explore enduring questions of memory and loss.

Her worlds are recognisably our own but always closer to the edge, on the slant – and sharply unexpected. These stories are an unmissable insight into a writer at the top of her game.

About the author:

Nina Allan’s debut novel The Race was shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. Her follow-up The Rift won the BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She has won the BSFA Award for Short Fiction, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, and the Aeon Award. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award four times and was a finalist for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award. She lives on the Isle of Bute in Scotland and blogs regularly at

7th September 2021 | Paperback & eBook | £8.99 | 480pp

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