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Ancient, Ancient

A collection of stories by

Winner of the 2012 James Tiptree Jr. Award, "Salaam's collection of 10 reprints and 3 original stories introduces readers to alternate worlds built around magic, sensuality, sexuality, and the search for emotional comfort, however tenuous. A lusty god temporarily bestows his sexual spark on a worn-out and unappreciated young woman in ''Desire.'' The world of mothlike aliens who feed on the heated ''nectar'' of human sexual energies is explored in three linked tales. A young man's grandfather sends him time traveling into danger as a punishment in ''Battle Royale,'' while ''Rosamojo'' is a straightforward revenge story about a young girl who uses magic to punish her rapist father. Unearthly magics frame ''Ferret,'' an intriguing snippet about a space colony ship guided by animal divination, and ''Marie,'' in which a pregnant Creole woman is willing to sacrifice anything to feel at home in New York City. Salaam's unusual settings and lonely characters will call to readers who hunger for sex, identity, or just a place to belong." Publishers Weekly review, March 5, 2012

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"...fierce, gorgeous stories that...leave you breathless with their beauty." - Nalo Hopkinson

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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Ancient, Ancient: Short Fiction
Author(s): Kiini Ibura Salaam
ISBN: 1-933500-96-4 / 978-1-933500-96-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Ancient, Ancient
Author(s): Kiini Ibura Salaam
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA