From Weird and Distant Shores, 2nd Printing

Caitlin Kiernan

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Limited Edition - No layaway at special price
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Lettered Edition

Full Color wraparound dust jacket by Bob Eggleton.

Interior Illustrations by John Kenn Mortensen.

Nearly twenty years after its initial publication, Subterranean Press has decided to publish a new edition of Caitlin R. Kiernan's From Weird and Distant Shores. This edition will be oversized, printed in two colors throughout, with a wraparound dust jacket by Bob Eggleton, and a full page duotone illustration by John Kenn Mortensen for each story. This edition contains an additional story that did not appear in the original.

About the Book:

From Weird and Distant Shores: This collection of fourteen short stories and one fragment by the award-winning author of Silk and Tales of Pain and Wonder establishes Caitlin R. Kiernan as one of today's most versatile fantasists. Spanning and transcending the fields of fantasy, dark fantasy, and science fiction, these stories include some of Kiernan's early and hard-to-find work, and explore the limits of that ubiquitous bane of contemporary F&SF, the "theme" and "shared-world" anthology.

In the words of Douglas E. Winter: "Caitlin Kiernan's stories, even when appearing in theme anthologies, fill a space that is genuinely hers—thematically and stylistically. Rarely do her texts offer the punch line ending of a campfire tale, or even a tidy denouement. Instead they present a fine mingling of attitude and atmosphere, expressed with delightful idiosyncrasy . . ." Including such critically-acclaimed stories as "Emptiness Spoke Eloquent" (selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror) and "Persephone," as well as Kiernan's first ever collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite, From Weird and Distant Shores is a nightmare tour de force you won't easily forget.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface ~ Playing God in Other People’s Sandbox
  • Escape Artist 
  • The Comedy of St. Jehanne d’Arc
  • Stoker’s Mistress
  • Emptiness Spoke Eloquent
  • Giants in the Earth
  • Two Worlds, and In Between
  • The King of Birds
  • By Turns
  • Persephone
  • Between the Flatirons and the Deep Green Sea
  • Hoar Isis
  • Night Story 1973 (with Billy Martin)


  • The Drowned Geologist (1898)
  • Rat’s Star (A Fragment)
  • Found Angel’s (with Christa Faust)

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies

Lettered: 26 signed copies, bradel bound, with an extra illustration housed in the traycase

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