Straying from the Path

by Carrie Vaughn
Release date: October 14, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

Best known for her New York Times bestselling urban fantasy novels, Carrie Vaughn has also written dozens of short stories for Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, and many other magazines and anthologies. Collected here for the first time are ten of her favorite hard-to-classify stories covering the full range of speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy, horror – sometimes all in the same story. Read about Emily Dickinson's dog, women pilots in WWII, future Hollywood, a haunted Europa, and more! Acclaimed author and editor Jay Lake contributes an introduction to this unique collection.


  • This is the Highest Step in the World
  • Peace in Our Time
  • Silence Before Starlight
  • The Happiest Place
  • Swing Time
  • The Librarian's Daughter
  • The Bravest of Us Touched the Sky
  • The Heroic Death of Lieutenant Michkov
  • Real City
  • In Time
(updated 2013-11-05)

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