At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
Friday, January 15th, 2016
About Kij Johnson: Kij Johnson is a writer and teacher of science fiction and fantasy, and a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Her books include the novel Fudoki and short-story collection, At the Mouth of the River of Bees, both nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Each summer, she teaches the prestigious Intensive Novel Workshop for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction; she has also taught at the summer science-fiction workshops, Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey. In the past she has worked at Tor Books, Dark Horse Comics, Wizards of the Coast, and TSR; currently she is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Kansas.
About At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories: Johnson is one of the most best-kept secrets in contemporary short fiction: a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon Awards, a stylist who jumps effortlessly between genre, experimental, and literary tales; a writer who splits her time equally between character, plot, and voice. This wrenching and provocative debut collection from the author of The Fox Woman and Fudoki ranges from historical Japan to metafictional explorations of story structure. Nebula award winners “Spar” and “Ponies” are perhaps most shocking and captivating, but each of the seventeen stories here is a highlight selected from Johnson’s more than two decades of work. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans.