Under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr., Alice Sheldon wrote dozens of award-winning and influential stories, some of the best of which are included here.
This is a story of the underground railroad, of memory, and of magic—all told with Coates’s exquisite prose.
This collection of shorts includes ghosts, flying machines, witches, ancient trees, and more than one impossible transformation.
This collection ranges across a wide territory in both place and time, but there are recurring themes: aging, mortality, endings and beginnings—extraordinary reflections on ordinary lives.
The cover blurb promises lesbian necromancers in space, and the pages within do not disappoint.
In this reimagining of the Iliad, the love story is not of Helen and Paris but of Achilles and his beloved, Patroclus.
This story begins when Sasha, on a beach holiday with her mother, notices a strange man keeping tabs on her.
In the titular story from this collection, the world has gone to hell, and those with means have absconded to the sea, in cruise ships where no one gets off at port.
This is a subversive and triumphant retelling of the story of Circe, daughter of the sun-god Helios.
Fleeing Reykjavik amid a series of murders, Cass Neary lands in London expecting to rendevous with her longtime lover Quinn—but Quinn is nowhere to be found.
Cass Neary has arrived home in New York, after a brief stint in Maine where she just happened to be involved with several mysterious deaths.
“My life, who could pretend there wasn’t a big fucking hole in it?”
A group of Jesuit scientists, led by the polyglot priest Emilio Sandoz, set off on a mission to discover the source of music emanating from the direction of Alpha Centauri.
A group of Mennonite women suffer for years from mysterious midnight attacks, purportedly the work of demons come to punish them for their sins. Eventually, they discover the assaults are not the work of demons but of men—their own husbands, sons, and neighbors.
Ren is an eleven-year-old houseboy with a mission: to find his dead master’s finger, severed and lost years ago, and bury it with his body.
This, the final book in the Earthsea cycle, returns to the Dry Land—the land of the dead—where the barrier between life and death is crumbling.
The fifth book in the Earthsea cycle breaks from the path for five short stories, each of which reveals more about the Archipelago and the customs, traditions, and people within it.
Two decades passed between the publication of the third book of the Earthsea cycle and this, the fourth.
The third book in the Earthsea cycle makes plain what before had only been hinted at: the magic of the wizards carries a cost.
The second book in Le Guin’s extraordinary Earthsea cycle continues her subversion of the usual wizardly tropes: Ged, the antihero from the first book, reappears, but he serves as an accessory to another’s story—that of a young girl named Tenar.