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
"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'.