Meet Quark, a giant of a man carrying scars literally and figuratively, on his return to Bellfairie, as he searches for his father and clues to his mother's mysterious death. But no one goes to Bellfairie on purpose, it's always a wrong turn in someone's life. As Quark will soon learn. Like Frankenstein's monster, The Shipbuilder of Bellfairie is a vibrant, emotional and humane amalgam. A fantastical crime mystery with a soupçon of magic that brings to mind not only Shelley's creation but A Confederacy of Dunces in its exploration of flawed and tragic characters. "Fans of M. Rickert's singular blend of the mundane and the monstrous will be drawn deep into the briny, haunted world of Bellfairie." - Sofia Samatar, Author of A Stranger in Olondria, and Tender "The Shipbuilder of Bellfairie by M. Rickert is a powerful evocation of an imaginary place, both magical and mundane; the tribulations of a good hearted hapless giant; and a compelling mystery. Dark and humorous and deep." - Jeffrey Ford, Author of Big Dark Hole About the Author Before earning her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Mary Rickert worked as kindergarten teacher, coffee shop barista, Disneyland balloon vendor, and personnel assistant in Sequoia National Park. She is the winner of the Locus Award, Crawford Award, World Fantasy Award, and Shirley Jackson Award. She is a frequent contributor to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her short story, "Funeral Birds" is included in the anthology, When things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, published by Titan Books in the fall of 2021. Her novella, Lucky Girl, How I Became a Horror Writer: A Krampus Story will be published by Tor.com in the fall of 2022.
Meet Quark, a giant of a man carrying scars literally and figuratively, on his return to Bellfairie, as he searches for his father and clues to his mother's mysterious death. But no one goes to Bellfairie on purpose, it's always a wrong turn in someone's life. As Quark will soon
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Titan Books
Legendary editor, Ellen Datlow, collects today’s best horror writers in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more. A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-28 - Publisher: Tor Books
Every Halloween, an elderly woman hands out candy to a young trick-or-treater who's dressed as a witch each time, looking exactly the same age. With each passing year, the woman grows more attached to the little witch and her odd nature. But she is no ordinary child, and an uncanny
Authors: Charlie Jane Anders, G. V. Anderson, Gregory Norman Bossert, Jeremy Packert Burke, Katharine Duckett, Brian Evenson, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Stephen Graham Jones, Justin C. Key, Naomi Kritzer, Rich Larson, Yoon Ha Lee, S. Qiouyi Lu, Usman T. Malik, Melissa Marr, Maureen F. McHugh, Tamsyn Muir, Sarah Pinsker, C. L. Polk, Matthew Pridham, Zin E. Rocklyn, Rachel Swirsky, K.M. Szpara, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, Fran Wilde, Claire Wrenwood, M. Rickert
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-05 - Publisher: Tor Books
A collection of some of the best original science fiction and fantasy short fiction published on Tor.com in 2020. Includes stories by: Charlie Jane Anders G. V. Anderson Gregory Norman Bossert Jeremy Packert Burke Katharine Duckett Brian Evenson Carolyn Ives Gilman Maria Dahvana Headley Stephen Graham Jones Justin C. Key
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-02 - Publisher: Small Beer Press
Locus Recommended Reading List Open this book to any page and find yourself enspelled by these lush, alchemical stories. Faced with the uncanny and the impossible, Rickert’s protagonists are as painfully, shockingly, complexly human as the readers who will encounter them. Mothers, daughters, witches, artists, strangers, winged babies, and others