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The Arrival of Missives

(2016)
A Novella by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book (nominee)
From Aliya Whiteley, author of the critically-acclaimed The Beauty, comes a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life.

In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons.

The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny?

As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal?

The Arrival of Missives is a unique work, deftly marrying literary and genre influences. It heralds the arrival of a major new voice in speculative fiction.



Praise for this book

"Stark, poetic, forthright and live with the numinous. One of the most original and haunting stories I have read in recent years." - Nina Allan


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Used availability for Aliya Whiteley's The Arrival of Missives

Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arrival of Missives
Author(s): Aliya Whiteley
ISBN: 1-78565-892-1 / 978-1-78565-892-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Arrival of Missives
Author(s): Aliya Whiteley
ISBN: 1-907389-37-7 / 978-1-907389-37-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unsung Stories
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrival of Missives
Author(s): Aliya Whiteley
Publisher: Titan Books
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May 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrival of Missives
Author(s): Aliya Whiteley
Publisher: Unsung Stories
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU