The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

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Solaris, Mar 9, 2017 - Fiction - 288 pages

An enthralling collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers.

Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; tormenting us, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends.

And they are everywhere. On street corners, behind the wheel of a taxi, in the chorus, between the pages of books. Every language has a word for them. Every culture knows their traditions. Every religion, every history has them hiding in their dark places.

There is no part of the world that does not know them. They are the Djinn.

With stories from Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherine Faris King, Claire North, E.J. Swift, Hermes (trans. Robin Moger), Jamal Mahjoub, James Smythe, J.Y. Yang, Kamila Shamsie, Kirsty Logan, K.J. Parker, Kuzhali Manickavel, Maria Dahvana Headley, Monica Byrne, Saad Hossain, Sami Shah, Sophia Al-Maria and Usman Malik.


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Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
The Djinn Falls in Love Hermes
How We Remember You Kuzhali Manickavel
Hurrem and the Djinn Claire North
Glass Lights Neon Yang
Authenticity Monica Byrne
Majnun Helene Wecker
Black Powder Maria Dahvana Headley
The Jinn Hunters Apprentice E J Swift
Message in a Bottle K J Parker
Bring Your Own Spoon Saad Z Hossain
Somewhere in America Neil Gaiman
Duende 2077 Jamal Mahjoub
The Righteous Guide of Arabsat Sophia AlMaria
The Spite House Kirsty Logan
Emperors of Jinn Usman T Malik

A Tale of Ash in Seven Birds Amal ElMohtar
The Sand in the Glass is Right James Smythe
Reap Sami Shah
Queen of Sheba Catherine Faris King
History Nnedi Okorafor
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Mahvesh Murad is a critic, editor and rogue voice for hire from Karachi, Pakistan. She is the editor of the Apex Book of World SF 4, the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2016 and host & producer of the weekly interview podcast Midnight in Karachi. She regularly writes for, and Pakistan's largest English daily Dawn's literary supplement Books & Authors

Jared Shurin has edited over a dozen anthologies on topics ranging from mummies to Dickens. He’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson and Hugo Awards, and twice won the British Fantasy Award for Non-Fiction. He’s also the editor of Pornokitsch, the award-winning pop culture site which is (sadly) not nearly as naughty as it sounds.

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