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TOC: ‘At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories’ by Kij Johnson (Plus: Free Fiction Links)

Small Beer Press has posted the table of contents and free fiction links for Kij Johnson’s new collection At the Mouth of the River of Bees:

Here’s the book description:

A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “At the Mouth of the River of Bees”
  2. 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” (Audio version)
  3. “The Horse Raiders”
  4. Spar
  5. “Fox Magic”
  6. Names for Water
  7. “Schrodinger’s Cathouse”
  8. “My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire”
  9. “Chenting, in the Land of the Dead”
  10. “The Bitey Cat”
  11. Dia Chjerman’s tale
  12. “The Empress Jingu Fishes”
  13. “Wolf Trapping”
  14. The Man Who Bridged the Mist
  15. Ponies
  16. The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
  17. “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press (August 14, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1931520801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931520805
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7 Comments on TOC: ‘At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories’ by Kij Johnson (Plus: Free Fiction Links)

  1. OldMiser // July 16, 2012 at 2:17 am //

    i. Link 14 leads to an EXCERPT from “The Man Who Bridged The Mist.” The whole story is available at .

    ii. “At the Mouth of the River of Bees” is available on Johnson’s Web site at .

    iii. “Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire” is at .

    iv. “The Evolution of Trickster Stories” is at .

    v. “Fox Magic” is at .

    vi. “Horse Raiders” is at .

    vii. “Chenting, in the Land of the Dead” is at .

    viii. “The Empress Jingu Fishes” is at .

    ix. “Wolf Trapping” is at .

    x. “Schrodinger’s Cathouse” is at .

    • Wow — someone’s been busy! 😉

    • Most of the stories have been revised from what is currently online, and several (“Schrodinger’s Cathouse” and “Wolf Trapping” most notably) have been substantially changed. The latter his quite different even from the Apex story. I love rewriting. 🙂

  2. This book has a lot of buzz.

  3. And, of course, The Man who bridged the Mist is up for a Hugo this year, too…

  4. Hoping that Small Beer does an eBook.

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