“McKillip’s is the first name that comes to mind when I’m asked whom I read myself, whom I’d recommend that others read, and who makes me shake my grizzled head and say, ‘Damn I wish I’d done that.’”
—Peter S. Beagle, author of THE LAST UNICORN and SLEIGHT OF HAND
The endlessly astonishing and impressive fantasist Patricia A. McKillip’s new collection of lyrical and powerful stories DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES arrives in June 2016.
“I read—and reread—McKillip eagerly. She reminds me that fantasy is worth writing.”
—Stephen R. Donaldson, author of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
A youthful artist is possessed by both his painting and his muse. Seductive travelers from the sea enrapture distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life. After paying an unusual toll, two friends are transfixed at a haunted estate. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (THE RIDDLE MASTER OF HED, WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD) is one of the most lyrical and powerful writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of a brand-new work, DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES is a true ode to her many talents. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will delight in these previously-uncollected tales; those new to her work will find much here to enchant them.
“McKillip’s luminous prose and compelling characters combine to produce a masterwork of style and substance.”
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Cover by Thomas Canty