This is not a book of those stories.
These are the stories of people who live at night; under neon and starlight, and never the light of day.
These are the stories of poets and police; writers and waiters; gamers and goddesses; tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers.
These are their lives. These are their stories. And this is their time: The Outcast Hours.
- Amira Salah-Ahmed — In the Blink of a Light
- Cecilia Ekbäck — Dark Matters
- Celeste Baker — Not Just Ivy
- Daniel Polansky — Swipe Left
- Frances Hardinge — Blind Eye
- Genevieve Valentine — Everyone Knows That They're Dead. Do You?
- Indrapramit Das — The Patron Saint of Night Puppers
- Jeffrey Alan Love — The Night Mountain
- Jesse Bullington — Above the Light
- Karen Onojaife — Tilt
- Kuzhali Manickavel — A Partial Beginner's Guide to The Lucy Temerlin Home for Broken Shapeshifters
- Sam Beckbessinger, Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen — This Book Will Find You
- Lavie Tidhar — Bag Man
- Leah Moore — One Gram
- Maha Khan Phillips — Gatsby
- Marina Warner — In This Place of Thorns
- M. Suddain — MiDNIghtT MaRAuDERS
- Omar Robert Hamilton — Rain, Streaming
- Sally Partridge — The Collector
- Sami Shah — Night Shift
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia — Sleep Walker
- S.L. Grey — The Dental Gig
- Will Hill— It Was a Different Time
- William Boyle — Lock-In
- Yukimi Ogawa — Welcome to the Haunted House
- And nine microstories by China Miéville
Edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
Cover art by Sam Gretton
Published 21 February 2019 by Solaris
Reviews and Extras
Lavie Tidhar's "Bag Man" shortlisted for a CWA Short Story Dagger.
"An expertly-curated, truly global collection of dreams and nightmares. (4.5 stars)" - SFX
"Incredible and incredibly strange stories, and the stellar cast of contributing writers certainly delivers." - Barnes & Noble
"An enjoyable collection and will appeal to anyone looking for alternative, dark and horror fiction" - NB Magazine
"Made me fall in love with short stories again" - The Overdue Book Review
Authors Karen Onojaife and Will Hill join the Museum of London, as part of the "Night London Council" - their readings, plus an interview with Zakia Sewell - can be heard on Resonance FM.
A brief reveal over at the blog for Barnes & Noble.
More on Tor.com, including an article on our 'editorial approach'.