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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

(2016)
A Novella by

 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novella (nominee)

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


One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a Hugo and Nebula 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

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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Author(s): Kij Johnson
Publisher: TalkingBook
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Author(s): Kij Johnson
Publisher: TalkingBook
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Kindle Editions

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


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