Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #3: A Selection of Novellas

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 12, 2019 - Fiction - 568 pages

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #3 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Ellen Datlow

This collection includes:
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

“LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, an echo of Lovecraft’s "Dagon"... [The Ballad of Black Tom] has a satisfying slingshot ending.”—Elizabeth Hand on The Ballad of Black Tom

"Poignant and punchy."—The New York Times on Mapping the Interior

"Brilliantly structured . . . with a delicious tension carefully developed among the wonderful characters."—The New York Times on Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

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About the author (2019)

Ellen Datlow is a winner of multiple World Fantasy Awards, two Hugo Awards for Best Editor, two Bram Stoker Awards, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre." In 2014, she was named Lifetime Achievement Winner of the World Fantasy Award. In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, she has been the long-time fiction editor of Omni and more recently the fiction editor of SCIFI.COM. She has edited many successful anthologies, including Blood Is Not Enough, A Whisper of Blood, Alien Sex, Blood and Other Cravings, and, with Terri Windling, Sirens, Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Snow White, Blood Red and five other titles in their adult Fairy Tales anthology series; The Green Man, The Faery Reel, and The Coyote Road for young adults; and, for younger readers, A Wolf at the Door, Swan Sister, and Troll's Eye View. She also co-edits the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series. Ellen Datlow lives in Manhattan.

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of over fifteen novels, including Mongrels (William Morrow), several story collections, more than 250 stories, and has some comic books in the works. Stephen’s been the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Fiction, the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Awards for Multicultural Fiction, three This is Horror awards, and he’s made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Novels of the Year. Stephen teaches in the MFA programs at University of Colorado at Boulder and University of California Riverside-Palm Desert. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, two children, and too many old trucks.

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, several novels, including The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and The Devil in Silver, and an ebook-only novella, Lucretia and the Kroons.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the key to Southeast Queens.

He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and son. He teaches at Columbia University.

KELLY ROBSON’s fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Tor.com, Clarkesworld Magazine, and several anthologies. Her Tor.com novella Waters of Versailles won the 2016 Aurora Award, and she has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, Sunburst Award, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories have been included in numerous year’s best anthologies, and she is a regular contributor to the Another Word column at Clarkesworld.

Kelly grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and competed in rodeos as a teenager. From 2008 to 2012, she was the wine columnist for Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. After many years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in Toronto.

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are, The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies, from MAD Magazine to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories.

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