A surreal debut novel set in a world shaped by language in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect intelligence for the government. Immediately she feels that something strange is going on: people act oddly in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion.
Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja falls in love with her housemate, Nina, and prolongs her visit. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony, and a cover-up by its administration, she embarks on an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.
AMATKA is out in June 2017. Available for pre-order at Amazon here.
"Quietly, intelligently, unutterably strange ... And ominous. And funny. And mysteriously tender. These are wonderful stories." - Ursula K. Le Guin
A man falls in love with an airship. A switchboard operator gets problems with reality. A woman in a timeless world discovers time. JAGANNATH contains thirteen stories that range from the quietly magical to the full-on fantastical; all of them toy with reality, identity and psyche.
The collection won the Crawford Award 2013 and was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award as well as the World Fantasy Award in 2013.
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The Uncanny Reader (ed. Marjorie Sandor), St. Martins Griffin 2014
Lightspeed Magazine #35, April 2013
The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014 Edition (ed. Rich Horton), Prime Books 2014 (reprint)
winner of the SF & Fantasy Translation Award 2013
Lightspeed Magazine #41 (reprint)