A is for Alien by Caitlín R. Kiernan with an afterword by Elizabeth Bear
Trade Paperback – Drugstore Indian Press – Nov 2015 – 308 pages
A is for Alien is award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan’s first collection devoted entirely to her science-fiction work. It includes the critically acclaimed novelette ‘Riding the White Bull’ (chosen for THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION #22), along with seven other tales of a less-than-utopian future. Ranging from the wastelands and mountains of Mars to the streets of a late 21st-Century Manhattan, from the moons of Europa and Saturn to an iceless Antarctica. These tales bring Kiernan’s trademark brand of the eco-gothic to bear on what it means to be human and the paths and decisions that may face mankind only a little farther along.