The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One (preorder)

The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One (preorder)

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Illustration By Alyssa Winans
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Expected release date is 29th Apr 2023

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(preorder—to be published in Spring 2023)

Dust jacket illustrations by Alyssa Winans.

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.

About the Book:

The celebrated author of FairylandSpace 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.

Limited: 250 signed numbered copies with a different dust jacket than the trade edition, and bound in a different material

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

 

Table of Contents:

Left Ventricle

  • The Consultant
  • The Difference Between Love and Time
  • A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica
  • White Lines on a Green Field
  • The Wolves of Brooklyn
  • Reading Borges in Buenos Aires
  • Days of Flaming Motorcycles
  • One Breath, One Stroke
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time
  • Mouse Koan 

 

Right Atrium

  • The Melancholy of Mechagirl
  • The Future Is Blue
  • The Sin-Eater
  • The Sun in Exile
  • Color, Heat, and the Wreck of the Argo
  • The Perfect Host
  • How to Become a Mars Overlord
  • Fade to White
  • Secretario
  • Twenty-Five Facts About Santa Claus
  • In the Future When All’s Well
  • Planet Lion

 

Left Atrium

  • A Great Clerk of Necromancy
  • Urchins, While Swimming
  • L’Espirit D’Escalier
  • The Lily and the Horn
  • The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild
  • Palimpsest
  • The Red Girl
  • The Flame After the Candle
  • The Wedding
  • The Bread We Eat in Dreams
  • The Secret of Being a Cowboy

 

Right Ventricle

  • Aquaman and the Duality of Self/Other, America, 1985
  • A Fall Counts Anywhere
  • A Delicate Architecture
  • Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy
  • Badgirl, the Deadman, and the Wheel of Fortune
  • Down and Out in R’lyeh
  • The Shoot-Out at Burnt Corn Ranch Over the Bride of the World
  • No One Dies in Nowhere
  • The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, Or, the Luminescence of Debauchery
  • Daisy Green Says I Love You
  • Silently and Very Fast
  • What the Dragon Said: A Love Story

 

artists_list:
Alyssa Winans
authors_list:
Catherynne M. Valente
binding:
Hardcover
book_edition:
Limited
book_length:
800 pages
book_type:
Collection
country_of_manufacturer:
United States
isbn:
978-1-64524-078-5
is_subpress:
Yes
print_status:
Pre-Order
year:
2023
badge:
preorder