Dust jacket illustrations by Alyssa Winans.
Subterranean Press is 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.
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.
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.
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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