Subterranean Press reports that in one of those strange publishing quirks, they have the nearly completed dust jacket illustration for Caitlin R. Kiernan’s Two Worlds and In Between before the final manuscript has been turned in.

Description: Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One) presents a stunning retrospective of the first ten years of her work, a compilation of more than two hundred thousand words of short fiction, including many of her most acclaimed stories, as well as some of the author’s personal favorites, several previously uncollected, hard-to-find pieces, and her sf novella, The Dry Salvages, and a rare collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite. Destined to become the definitive look at the early development of Kiernan’s work, Two Worlds and In Between is a must for fans and collectors alike, as well as an unprecedented introduction to an author who, over the course of her career, has earned the praise of such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Charles De Lint, and Clive Barker.

Table of Contents:

  • “Two Worlds and In Between” [1994]
  • “To This Water (Johnstown, Pennsylvania 1889)” [1994]
  • “Tears Seven Times Salt” [1994]
  • “Breakfast in the House of the Rising Sun” [1995]
  • “Stoker’s Mistress” [1996]
  • “Estate” [1996]
  • “Rats Live on No Evil Star” [1997]
  • “Postcards from the King of Tides” [1997]
  • “By Turns” [1998]
  • “Zelda Fitzgerald in Ballet Attire” [1995-1999]
  • “Spindleshanks (New Orleans, 1956)” [2000]
  • “The Road of Pins” [2001]
  • “Onion” [2001]
  • “In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers” [2001]
  • “Night Story 1973” (w/Poppy Z. Brite) [2001]
  • “From Cabinet 34, Drawer 6” [2002]
  • “Andromeda Among the Stones” [2002]
  • “La Peau Verte” [2003]
  • “Riding the White Bull” [2003]
  • “Waycross” [2003]
  • “The Dead and the Moonstruck” [2004]
  • “Daughter of the Four of Pentacles” [2004]
  • “The Dry Salvages” [2004]
  • “Houses Under the Sea” [2004]

The Signed Limited Edition will feature sixteen pages of artwork from a variety of artists who’ve worked with Kiernan over the years, pages from her work on the DC/Vertigo comic The Dreaming, and a new chapbook, The Crimson Alphabet.

You can pre-order directly from Subterranean here: Two Worlds And In Between

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