The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

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A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers.

Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. Some have called them genies: these are the Djinn.And they are everywhere. On street corners, behind the wheel of a taxi, in the chorus, between the pages of books. Every language has a word for them. Every culture knows their traditions. Every religion, every history has them hiding in their dark places.

There is no part of the world that does not know them. They are the Djinn. They are among us.

With stories from Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherine Faris King, Claire North, E.J. Swift, Hermes (trans. Robin Moger), Jamal Mahjoub, James Smythe, J.Y. Yang, Kamila Shamsie, Kirsty Logan, K.J. Parker, Kuzhali Manickavel, Maria Dahvana Headley, Monica Byrne, Saad Hossain, Sami Shah, Sophia Al-Maria and Usman Malik.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 320g
  • Solaris
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781084165
  • 9781781084168
  • 270,718

Table of contents

Introduction - Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
The Djinn Falls in Love - Hermes
The Congregation - Kamila Shamsie
How We Remember You - Kuzhali Manickavel
Hurrem and the Djinn - Claire North
Glass Lights - J.Y. Yang
Authenticity - Monica Byrne
Majnun - Helene Wecker
Black Powder - Maria Dahvana Headley
A Tale of Ash in Seven Birds - Amal El-Mohtar
The Sand in the Glass is Right - James Smythe
Reap - Sami Shah
Queen of Sheba - Catherine Faris King
The Jinn Hunter's Apprentice - E.J. Swift
Message in a Bottle - K.J. Parker
Bring Your Own Spoon - Saad Z. Hossain
Somewhere in America - Neil Gaiman
Duende 2077 - Jamal Mahjoub
The Righteous Guide of Arabsat - Sophia Al-Maria
The Spite House - Kirsty Logan
Emperors of Jinn - Usman T. Malik
History - Nnedi Okorafor
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Review quote

"Exquisite and audacious, and highly recommended." -- The New York Times * The New York Times * "Entertaining, sexy and mischievous" -- Marina Warner -- Marina Warner "A treasure chest of literally wonderful and marvelous stories, with a kind of richness that fantasy only rarely achieves." -- Tim Powers -- Tim Powerrs "Opens quietly with an intense, thrumming poem from Egyptian poet Hermes, and then ignites like the creature it profiles... a rich and illuminating cultural experience." -- Washington Post * The Washington Post * "Gorgeous." -- * * "The sheer variation of interpretation is what makes this a superior collection, as well as, of course, the superior writing." -- BookRiot * BookRiot * "Vivid, enthralling and endlessly varied. A wonderful collection." -- Mike Carey -- Mike Carey "A sparkling array of talent and imagination" -- SFX * SFX Magazine * "A superb collection of superior stories by some of my favorite writers. This is the must-have anthology of the year." -- Lavie Tidhar -- Lavie Tidhar "Readers looking for stories set in a variety of locales (even outer space) and arrayed over various cultures and religions will find much to like." -- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly * "Not only one of short stories, but of real narratives... will let readers enter a world that they have no idea about" -- New York Journal of Books * New York Journal of Books * "Lovely and complex" -- Strange Horizons * Strange Horizons * "A range of terrific stories in a variety of styles, all of them effective... Fall in love with djinn! Read this book." -- Geek Syndicate * Geek Syndicate *
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About Neil Gaiman

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 11 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 is the editor of the award-winning geek culture website Pornokitsch.
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