Leviathan Wept and Other Stories
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Dust jacket by Jae Drummond
What if you had a holocaust and nobody came?
Imagine a father who has sent his child’s soul voyaging and seen it go astray. Or a backyard tale from the 1001 American Nights. Macbeth re-imagined as a screwball comedy. Three extraordinary economic tasks performed by a small expert in currency exchange that risk first career and then life and then soul.
From the disturbing beauty of “Flat Diane” (Nebula-nominee, International Horror Guild award-winner) to the idiosyncratic vision of “The Cambist and Lord Iron” (Hugo- and World Fantasy-nominee), Daniel Abraham has been writing some of the most enjoyable and widely admired short fiction in the genre for over a decade.
Ranging from high fantasy to hard science fiction, screwball comedy to gut-punching tragedy, Daniel Abraham’s stories never fail to be intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful, and humane. Leviathan Wept and Other Stories is the first collection of his short works, including selections from both the well-known and the rare.
Limited: 200 signed numbered copies with an exclusive chapbook of short stories
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
Table of Conents
- The Cambist and Lord Iron
- Flat Diane
- The Best Monkey
- The Support Technician Tango
- A Hunter in Arin-Quin
- Leviathan Wept
- As Sweet
- The Curandero and the Swede
From Publishers Weekly:
“Hugo and Nebula finalist Abraham's first collection of nine stories showcases his work in an admirably wide range of genres…”
From Library Journal:
“…these stories display the work of a brilliant storyteller and a superb evoker of thought and emotion.”
From Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist:
“Leviathan Wept and Other Stories really impressed me. This collection of short fiction showcases the length and breadth of Daniel Abraham's talent and imagination. Even more impressive is the fact that the author mixes it up in terms of styles and genres.”
“In the nine stories in this volume, Abraham goes from the poignant to the hilarious to the darkly tragic without missing a beat… [Leviathan Wept and Other Stories] gives some idea of the scope of Abraham’s imagination. Readers will have an incredible time discovering these stories and more in this book. Here's hoping for another collection soon.”