A woman who dreams of machines. A paper lantern that falls in love. The most compelling video game you’ve never played and that nobody can ever play twice. This collection of Catherynne M. Valente’s stories and poems with Japanese themes includes the lauded novella “Silently and Very Fast” and the award-nominated “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time,” and “Ghost of Gunkanjima”—which originally appeared in a book smaller than your palm, published in a limited edition of twenty-four.
Also included are two new stories: the semiautobiographical metafictional, and utterly magical “Ink, Water, Milk” and the cinematic, demon-haunted “Story No.6.”
“I finished this collection late one night and feel asleep and had what felt like a year’s worth of intense dreams.”
—Charles Yu, author of Sorry Please Thank You
About the Author:
Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times best-selling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her husband, two dogs, one enormous friendly cat and one less enormous, less friendly one, and six chickens.
She has been nominated for or has won every major award in the science fiction/fantasy field, including the Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus James Tiptree Jr., Andrew Norton, and Mythopoeic awards.
With a small, elite list of award-winners, classics, and new work by the hottest young writers, Haikasoru is the first imprint dedicated to bringing Japanese science fiction to America and beyond. Featuring the action of anime and the thoughtfulness of the best speculative fiction, Haikasoru aims to truly be the “high castle” of science fiction and fantasy. For more information on Haikasoru please visit at www.haikasoru.com.