Preorder "The Privilege of the Happy Ending" by Kij Johnson
Preorder Campaign for The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson
To celebrate a new speculative short story collection from award-winning author and KU professor Kij Johnson, we're hosting a preorder campaign! Place your order through our website up to October 23 at midnight CST, and get a copy signed and personalized by Johnson. When you place your order, specify whether you would like your copy personalized and who the book should be made out to in the order comments. Preorders will be available for pickup at the store beginning at the launch event we're hosting for this title on October 24.
An Event at the Raven
Once you order your copy of The Privilege of the Happy Ending, you'll be all set to join us for a reading and chat about the book at the Raven! Find out more here.
About the Book
A surprising and exciting new collection of fourteen speculative and experimental stories that explore animal intelligences, gender, and the nature of stories.
The Privilege of the Happy Ending is award-winning writer Kij Johnson’s long-awaited second collection, following the celebrated At the Mouth of the River of Bees. Contained here is Johnson’s speculative fiction from the last decade, ranging in form from classically told tales to playfully post-modern work drawing on medieval dream manuals, Icelandic spell books, and the OuLiPo manifesto.
The collection includes the two World Fantasy Award-winning stories “The Privilege of the Happy Ending” and “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe,” as well as the illustrated book of signs, “The Apartment Dweller’s Stavebook,” and two never-before-published works. Here you will encounter dreamlands, talking chickens, stranger beasts, and also the ghastly spectre of Toad Hall.
About the Author & Illustrator
Kij Johnson (kijjohnson.com) writes speculative and experimental fiction, and has won the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, among others. She also writes gaming material and teaches creative writing, novel idea generation, and science fiction and fantasy lit, at the University of Kansas and elsewhere. She is an associate director of the Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination.
Headshot courtesy of Salon di Marco
A surprising and exciting new collection of speculative and experimental stories that explore animal intelligences, gender, and the nature of stories.