Simply The Best

In the wake of losing two Hugo Awards and one World Fantasy Award, we’re delighted to tell you that we have made the book we’ve been dreaming about for ten years.

Coming in 2020:

Beth and I pored over old issues of Shimmer, dreaming of which stories to share. This was an immediately impossible task, because Shimmer published some remarkable stories. By no minor miracle, we whittled the list down to collect a selection of stories that covers Shimmer from its first year to its last.

Early 2020! Shimmer! The Best Of!

Art by Sandro Castelli; cover not final


The Best of Shimmer contains:

Flying and Falling, by Kuzhali Manickavel
Little Match Girl, by Angela Slatter
Skeletonbaby Magic, by Kathy Watts
King of Sand and Stormy Seas by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Crow’s Caw, by Amal El-Mohtar
Juana and the Dancing Bear, by n.a. bourke
Birds and Burin, by Daniel A. Rabuzzi
The Shape of Her Sorrow, by Joy Marchand
Seek Him I’th’Other Place Yourself, by Josh Storey
Five Letters from New Laverne, by Monica Byrne
Gutted, by Lisa Hannett
Some Letters for Ove Lindström, by Karin Tidbeck
Gödel Apparition Fugue, by Craig DeLancey
Food My Father Feeds Me, Love My Husband Shows Me, by A. A. Balaskovits
Ordinary Souls, by K.M. Szpara
In Light of Recent Events I Have Reconsidered The Wisdom of Your Space Elevator, by Helena Bell
Like Feather, Like Bone, by Kristi DeMeester
We Were Never Alone In Space, by Carmen Maria Machado
The Earth and Everything Under, by K.M. Ferebee
A Whisper in the Weld, by Alix E. Harrow
The Half Dark Promise, by Malon Edwards
Dharmas, by Vajra Chandrasekera
Come My Love and I’ll Tell You a Tale, by Sunny Moraine
Serein, by Cat Hellisen
The Law of the Conservation of Hair, by Rachael K. Jones
Palingenesis, by Megan Arkenberg
Red Mask, by Jessica May Lin
All the Colors You Thought Were Kings, by Arkady Martine
Painted Grassy Mire, by Nicasio Andres Reed
Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left, by Fran Wilde
Itself at the Heart of Things, by Andrea Corbin
The Creeping Influences, by Sonya Taaffe
Hare’s Breath, by Maria Haskins
The Weight of Sentience, by Naru Dames Sundar
Black Fanged Thing, by Sam Rebelein
The Triumphant Ward of the Railroad and the Sea by Sara Saab
Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate, by Anya Johanna DeNiro
Rapture, by Meg Elison
Lake Mouth, by Casey Hannan
From the Void, by Sarah Gailey
The Time Traveler’s Husband, by A. C. Wise
Rust and Bone, by Mary Robinette Kowal
Ghosts of Bari, by Wren Wallis

Stay tuned for more! ♥


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