The Outcast Hours

by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin
Release date: February 18, 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology

Edited by Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad.

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

We live our lives in the daylight. Our stories take place under the sun: bright, clear, unafraid.

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.

Including new stories by Amira Salah-Ahmed, Cecilia Ekbäck, Celeste Baker, China Miéville, Daniel Polansky, Frances Hardinge, Genevieve Valentine, Indrapramit Das, Jeffrey Alan Love, Jesse Bullington, Karen Onojaife, Kuzhali Manickavel, Sam Beckbessinger, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Lavie Tidhar, Leah Moore, Silvia Moreno Garcia, Genevieve Valentine, Maha Khan Phillips, Marina Warner, Will Hill, William Boyle, Sally Partridge, S.L. Grey,  Yukimi Ogawa, M. Suddain and Omar Robert Hamilton.


  • Introduction, Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
  • This Book Will Find You, Sam Beckbessinger, Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen
  • It Was a Different Time, Will Hill
  • Ambulance Service, Sami Shah
  • Blind Eye, Frances Hardinge
  • Sleep Walker, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Bag Man, Lavie Tidhar
  • Gatsby, Maha Khan Phillips
  • Swipe Left, Daniel Polansky
  • MiDNIghT MaRAuDERS, M. Suddain
  • Everyone Knows That They’re Dead. Do You? Genevieve Valentine
  • The Collector, Sally Partridge
  • The Patron Saint of Night Puppers, Indrapramit Das
  • Tilt, Karen Onojaife
  • In the Blink of a Light, Amira Salah-Ahmed
  • The Dental Gig, S. L. Grey
  • One Gram, Leah Moore
  • This Place of Thorns, Marina Warner
  • Not Just Ivy, Celeste Baker
  • Dark Matters, Cecilia Ekbäck
  • Above the Light, Jesse Bullington
  • Welcome to the Haunted House, Yukimi Ogawa
  • Rain, Streaming, Omar Robert Hamilton
  • Lock-In, William Boyle
  • The Night Mountain, Jeffrey Alan Love
  • A Partial Beginner’s Guide to The Lucy Temerlin Home for Broken Shapeshifters, Kuzhali Manickavel
  • And also including 9 microstories by China Miéville
(updated 2019-02-18)

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