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The Outcast Hours

Mahvesh Murad (Editor), Jared Shurin (Editor), Marina Warner, China Miéville, Frances Hardinge, Sami Shah, S. L. Grey, Omar Robert Hamilton


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Diverse new anthology from the acclaimed editors of The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

These are the stories of people who live at night: under neon and starlight, and never the light of the sun.

These are the stories of poets and police, tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers.

This is their time.

The Outcast Hours gathers over two dozen brand-new stories from award-winning writers across genres and continents, including bold new fiction from Marina Warner, Frances Hardinge, China Miéville, Sami Shah, Omar Robert Hamilton, Kuzhali Manickavel, Will Hill, Indrapramit Das, Silvia Moreno Garcia, Jeffrey Alan Love, Maha Khan Phillips, and many, many more.

Praise For The Outcast Hours

"Wonderfully diverse" -- Publishers Weekly
— Publishers Weekly

"Stories that are creepy, powerful, original and thought-provoking" -- Reader's Retreat

Solaris, 9781781085745, 408pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2019

About the Author

Mahvesh Murad is an editor, critic and voice artist from Karachi, Pakistan. She is the editor of the award-winning Apex Book of World SF 4, host of the interview podcast Midnight in Karachi for and the voice of many international radio and TV commercials, as well as multiple short stories.

Jared Shurin has edited or co-edited 12 anthologies in partnership with Tate Britain, the Egypt Exploration Society, the Royal Observatory and others. He has been a finalist for the British Science Fiction and Hugo Awards, and twice won the British Fantasy Award. Jared was the editor of the award-winning geek culture website Pornokitsch.