A Master of Dijnn

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Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Kevin Hong.

Subterranean Press is pleased to present an oversized, signed limited edition of P. Djèlí Clark’s debut novel, A Master of Djinn. Their edition will be printed in two colors, and include an original introduction, a novella, novelette, and short story in addition to the novel proper.

Kevin Hong has contributed a full color dust jacket, full-color endsheets (different images for the front and back of the book) a full-page black-and-white illustration for each story, as well as a full-color gatefold.

Cairo, 1912. 

Over forty years have passed since al-Jahiz—mystic and inventor, genius or madman—sent magic and djinn pouring back into the world. Cairo has become a place of the supernatural and mechanical wonders, of airships and automatons. In this volume are four stories set in this world.  

A Dead Djinn in Cairo introduces Agent Fatma el-Sha’arawi, of the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities. What starts as an odd suicide case inevitably takes her through the city’s underbelly, revealing a plot that could unravel time itself. 

In The Angel of Khan el-Khalili, a factoryworker Aliaa has come to the souk seeking a miracle—from the clockwork angel said to reside there. But as she will learn, receiving a miracle is no simple task and exacts a price. 

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 features Ministry agents Hamed and Onsi—on the bizarre case of a possessed tram car that may be more than it seems. 

In the novel A Master of Djinn, Agent Fatma must confront the possible return of none other than al-Jahiz. Or someone claiming his name. Racing against time, she must unravel the mystery behind this imposter—or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems. 

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies

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