The Ape's Wife and Other Stories
by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Cover Artist: Vincent Chong; Interior illustrations by Vince Locke
Review by Benjamin Wald
Subterranean Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596065864
Date: 30 November 2013 List Price $40.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: In The Ape's Wife and Other Stories--Kiernan's twelfth collection of short fiction since 2001--she displays the impressive range that characterizes her work. With her usual disregard for genre boundaries, she masterfully navigates the territories that have traditionally been labeled dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, science fiction, steampunk, and neo-noir. From the subtle horror of "One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm)" and "Tall Bodies" to a demon-haunted, alternate reality Manhattan, from Mars to a near-future Philadelphia, and from ghoulish urban legends of New England to a feminist-queer retelling of Beowulf, these thirteen stories keep reader always on their toes, ever uncertain of the next twist or turn.