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The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories

Nina Allan

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01 December 2021
Named as one of '50 Writers You Should Read Now' by The Guardian.

A mind-bending short-story collection from award-winning science fiction author Nina Allan.

A collection of short stories from the award-winning author of The Rift and The Dollmaker, Nina Allan. This compilation brings together rarely seen tales spanning the vast breadth of Allan's writing career for the first time. It also includes a brand-new introduction and one never-before-published story.

Locus has described Nina as 'a subversive writer... playing with both the familiar protocols of genre and with the nature of the reading experience itself.' This is a stunning collection from one of the most astute and innovative voices writing today.

'Nina Allan is a writer of rare talent. The Art of Space Travel addresses life's biggest questions with such delicacy and tenderness that you won't fear staring into the abyss.' - Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger and The Deep

'Nina Allan is a great writer of the fantastic, here to remind us how weird it is to be alive. Her stories have a quiet urgency to them; they are moving and gripping and wholly themselves. Their strangeness helps us make sense of our own. This is a rare collection, to read, to ponder, to treasure.' - Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things
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Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781789091755
ISBN 10:   1789091756
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nina Allan's debut novel The Race was shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. Her follow-up The Rift won the BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She has won the BSFA Award for Short Fiction, the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, and the Aeon Award. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award four times and was a finalist for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award. She blogs at ninaallan.co.uk.

Reviews for The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories

Praise for The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories: Nina Allan is a writer of rare talent. The Art of Space Travel addresses life's biggest questions with such delicacy and tenderness that you won't fear staring into the abyss. - Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger and The Deep Nina Allan is a great writer of the fantastic, here to remind us how weird it is to be alive. Her stories have a quiet urgency to them; they are moving and gripping and wholly themselves. Their strangeness helps us make sense of our own. This is a rare collection, to read, to ponder, to treasure. - Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things I'm in awe of Nina Allan's storytelling. Each richly detailed tale hints at a far wider world, and many contain stories with stories, realities within realities, warping genre boundaries yet retaining a focus on entirely believable characters and, often, the contemplation of loss. Put simply, these are some of the best modern short stories I've read. - Tim Major, author of Hope Island One of the most able SF talents in science fiction. - The Times Praise for Nina Allan: A captivating exploration of community, tragedy and memory. Nina Allan's writing is enthralling. -Irenosen Okojie, on The Good Neighbours A fantastic book -Andrew O'Hagan, on The Dollmaker Her literary sensibility fuses the fantastic and the mundane to great effect -The Guardian, on The Dollmaker A subversive writer...playing with both the familiar protocols of genre and with the nature of the reading experience itself -Locus, on The Rift Brilliantly ambiguous -Tor.com, on The Rift One of the best books published this year in any genre -Strange Horizons, on The Rift


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