The Proper Thing  and Other Stories (preorder)

The Proper Thing and Other Stories (preorder)

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Illustration By Carla McNeil
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(preorder—to be published in April)

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Carla Speed McNeil.

We’re pleased to present The Proper Thing, a huge (over 500 pages) new short story collection by Seanan McGuire. Carla Speed McNeil has provided a full-color dust jacket and a small pen and ink illustration for the head of each tale.

About the Book:

From the end of the world to the beginning, with a nice charcuterie plate to sustain us on the way, it’s time for another journey through the eccentric, eclectic short fiction of Seanan McGuire. From dangerous holidays to the beauty of the library, from the power of cheese to the power of love, this volume will take you from the past to the future, sometimes on the same page.

Learn about the insecurities of the superheroic world, and how hard some people will work to survive the end of absolutely everything. Discover what everyone knows, and watch what happens when the cultural foundations are pulled from under your favorite cuisine. See what people will do when all else is lost, and watch what happens on the day the music dies.

And when all that is through, visit our magical cheese shop for something truly delicious, impossible and unique. We have a little something for everyone in our box of delights. Don’t be afraid—just reach in, and choose a treat to improve and enhance your day.

We’ve been waiting for another trip to the store on the corner, where they sell Wensleydale and wishes side by side. Come along now, let’s go.

Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies

From Publishers Weekly:

“Hugo and Nebula Award winner McGuire’s staggering second limited-edition collection with Subterranean takes a somewhat darker tone than 2019’s Laughter at the Academy, but these 24 stories still offer a sense of twisted whimsy and cautious optimism... A similar folkloric aesthetic and the author’s professed love of cheese come together in the mystical transformations of the delightful title novella, which closes out the collection. It’s easy to sink into the imaginatively unsettling spaces these stories inhabit.”

 

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Coafield’s Catalog of Available Apocalypse Events
  • Now Rest, My Dear
  • Mother, Mother, Will You Play With Me?
  • In the Land of Rainbows and Ash
  • Heart of Straw
  • The Levee Was Dry
  • Fresh as the New-Fallen Snow
  • Good Night, Sleep Tight
  • Rise Up, Rise Up, You Children of The Moon
  • Phantoms of the Midway
  • File and Forget
  • Under the Sea of Stars
  • Vegetables and Vaccines
  • Come Marching In
  • Foundational Education
  • Ratting
  • Love in the Last Days of a Doomed World
  • What Everyone Knows
  • Belief
  • So Sharp, So Bright, So Final
  • Sweet as Sugar Candy
  • On the Side
  • Pedestal
  • The Proper Thing
artists_list:
Carla McNeil
authors_list:
Seanan McGuire
binding:
Hardcover
book_case:
None
book_edition:
Limited
book_type:
Collection
country_of_manufacturer:
United States
is_subpress:
Yes
manufacturer:
Subterranean Press
print_status:
Preorder
year:
2024
badge:
preorder