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By Ekaterina Sedia

This anthology of 21 unique delusion tales explores humanity’s so much dynamic and forceful creation—the urban. that includes stories from fable heavyweights corresponding to Hal Duncan, Catherynne M. Valente, Jay Lake, and Barth Anderson, the gathering whisks readers from dizzying rooftop perches right down to the underpasses, gutters, and the sinister secrets and techniques therein. Mutilated warrior girls, lifeless boys, mechanical canines, and get away artists are only a number of the wonders and horrors explored during this extraordinary meeting of works from voices new and old.

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