The midnight circus / Jane Yolen ; [introduction by Theodora Goss]
Book | Tachyon Publications LLC | 2020 | First edition.

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First edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
In the newest volume of her World Fantasy Award-winning short story collections, beloved author Jane Yolen's dark side has fully emerged. Her vivid, startling, and thrilling tales and poems of the supernatural--from icy-hearted witches to sometimes-innocent shapeshifters--reveal a classic storyteller at the height of her powers. Welcome to the Midnight Circus--and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can--but probably shouldn't--transform into a wild beast. The Red Sea will be deadly to cross due to a plague of voracious angels. Meanwhile, the South Pole is no place for even a good man, regardless of whether he is living or dead. Wicked, solemn, and chilling, the circus is ready for your visit--just don't arrive late.
Introduction: "Welcome to the Midnight Circus" by Theodora Goss -- "Who Knew I Was a Writer of Dark Stores?" by Jane Yolen -- The weaver of tomorrow -- The white seal maid -- The snatchers -- Wilding -- Requiem Antarctica (with Robert J. Harris) -- Night wolves -- The house of seven angels -- Great gray -- Little red (with Adam Stemple) -- Winter's king -- Inscription -- Dog Boy remembers -- The fisherman's wife -- Become a warrior -- An infestation of angels -- Names -- Story notes and poems. The weaver of tomorrow/"The wheel spins" -- The white seal maid/"Ballad of the white seal maid" -- Snatchers/"Lou leaving home" -- Wilding/"Deer, dances" -- Requiem Antarctica/"Vampyr" -- Night wolves/"Bad dreams" -- The house of seven angels/"Anticipation" -- Great gray/"Remembering the great gray" -- Little red/"Red at eighty-one" -- Winter's king/"If winter" -- Inscription/"Stone ring" -- Dog Boy remembers/"The path" -- The fisherman's wife/"Undine" -- Become a warrior/"The princess turns" -- An infestation of angels/"Work days" -- Names/"What the oven is not" -- Afterword: From the princess to the queen by Aletha Kontis -- About the author.
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