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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

(2016)
A Novella by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novella (nominee)
One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell, and Locus Award finalist for Best Novella

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women's College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

"Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading." - Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    

"Kij Johnson has an unrivalled gift for making the unreal real and the real unreal." - Ursula K Le Guin


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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Author(s): Kij Johnson
ISBN: 0-7653-9141-4 / 978-0-7653-9141-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Author(s): Kij Johnson
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Author(s): Kij Johnson
Publisher: Tor.com
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