At the Mouth of the River of Bees

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At the Mouth of the River of Bees


By Kij Johnson

Small Beer Press, Paperback, 9781931520805, 297pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012


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."

At the Mouth of the River of Bees
26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss
The Horse Raiders
Fox Magic
Names for Water
Schrodinger's Cathouse
My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire
Chenting, in the Land of the Dead
The Bitey Cat
The Empress Jingu Fishes
Wolf Trapping
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.

About the Author
Kij Johnson is an American fantasy writer noted for her adaptations of Japanese myths and folklore. Her story Fox Magic won the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award, her novel "The Fox Woman" (2000) won the Crawford Award for best debut fantasy novel, and her subsequent novel "Fudoki" (2003) was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was cited by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the best fantasy novels of its year. An experienced publishing professional, Johnson has worked in editorial and project-management capacities for Tor Books, Wizards of the Coast/TSR, Dark Horse Comics, and Microsoft. She is also an associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.