The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson

Staff Pick

Intensely concerned with form, Johnson in this delightful, strange, eclectic, and thought-provoking collection offers stories that run the gambit from odd to enrapturing. Some are stray odd ideas somehow stretched into entertaining pieces, like the four-page "Crows Attempt Human-Style Riddles, And One Joke," while others, like "The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe," are sprawling hundred-plus page novellas, asserting Johnson's ability to make a weird premise into a fully fleshed and fantastic tale. You're sure to find something here that challenges your conceptions and makes you excited about shorter form speculative fiction.

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ISBN: 9781618732118
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 24th, 2023