Subterranean Press has announced Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan will be over 200,000 words long, including tales from Kiernan’s rarest gathering of short stories, From Weird and Distant Shores, as well as major works from To Charles Fort with Love, Tales of Pain and Wonder, plus over 60,000 words of fiction gathered for the first time.

In addition to the tales in the Trade Hardcover, the Signed Limited Edition will be leather bound, with a different dust jacket design, a 16 page insert of illustrations for Kiernan’s stories, and an exclusive chapbook, The Crimson Alphabet.

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s short fiction was first published in 1995. Over the intervening decade and a half, she has proven not only one of dark fantasy and science fiction’s most prolific and versatile authors, but, to quote Ramsey Campbell, “One of the most accomplishd writers in the field, and very possibly the most lyrical.” S. T. Joshi has written, “Kiernan’s witchery of words creates a mesmerizing effect that we haven’t seen since the days of Lovecraft and Bradbury.”

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. Two Worlds and In Between is 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.

You can read more about the book and pre-order directly from the publisher here: Two Worlds and In Between

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