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14th May 2023

The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One

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We’re pleased to present The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One, which gathers 300,000 words of her singular fiction, including long-out-of print tales and 80,000 words never-before-collected.

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About the Book:

The celebrated author of Fairyland, Space Opera, and much more, Catherynne M. Valente is also known for her stunning prose and captivating worldbuilding. From life on Mars to the zombified streets of Augusta, Maine, she has taken readers on unforgettable journeys for two decades.

Subterranean Press is proud to present: The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One, the first comprehensive collection of Valente’s short fiction, soaring through eighteen years of pushing the edges of storytelling.

Among her award-winning stories, you’ll find everything from melancholy robot girls to Eurydice and Orpheus; from detectives in Purgatory to time-traveling squirrels to a very different Santa Claus; from the grey coast of Washington to Alice’s Wonderland.

Valente’s work is an open, beating heart, ready to welcome you in to its darkness and its light.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $50

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“Valente (Space Opera) shows off her versatility in this mind-blowing collection of 45 stories. The standouts are an irreverent take on the Cthulhu Mythos and a thought-provoking look at artificial intelligence… The result is an impressive showcase for a gifted author who never plays it safe.”

From Locus:

“In a career of less than two decades, Catherynne M. Valente seems to have made an outsized im­pact on fantasy and SF, despite never quite fitting in to any movement or trend, and never quite getting predictable—except, perhaps, for her unabashed love of language… While Valente’s contagious passion for language seems unabated in these recent works, it also seems more fully under control, as though she’s learned to trust the tale itself—and the best of those tales are true gems.”