Paper Cities Official Launch

Paper Cities, An Anthology of Urban FantasyI’m proud to announce the official release of Paper Cities, An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, edited by Ekaterina Sedia. Sedia came to me about a year ago with an awesome table of contents. And being the prudent fellow that I am, I decided to read all the stories first, but I knew in my heart that such a line-up of authors was going to be a home run. Sure enough, I was right. But, hey, don’t take my word for it. This is what the reviewers have to say:

“Variety, along with a willingness to publish new and established writers alike, helps explain Paper Cities’ considerable appeal…ambitious and entertaining…a delightful and absorbing read.”
Jeff VanderMeer for Publishers Weekly, Signature Review

“Together with 18 other stories of cities and their people, this vital collection pushes the envelope of the urban fantasy genre, reaching beyond the standards made popular by Charles de Lint, Tanya Huff, and Jim Butcher to create an ever expanding definition of the term… this collection belongs in most libraries.”
Library Journal

“These story settings range from the suburbs to the cities of the future; and their approaches to the idea of the urban, what urbs are, and how we might interact with them as they become ever more fantastic, are wildly varied, intensely satisfying.”

“A strong, original, selection; giving a useful reinvigoration to the idea of Urban Fantasy.”
Rich Horton for Fantasy Magazine

“Not only have they channeled intoxicating and surprising places into these paper-and-ink windows, but some of the stories will put the feet of anyone who reads them on the road to understanding that cities are alive….Jay Lake’s Promises: A Tale of the City Imperishable is simply brilliant…Catherynne M. Valente’s Palimpsest is sheer intoxication…I definitely recommend this collection: besides being full of so many solid and some brilliant works, it also acts as a good taster collection since several of the stories within open the door to larger works.”
-Green Man Review

“My favourite anthology of the year so far… Paper Cities is without doubt one of the most consistently good collections I’ve read in the genre thus far, and I hope that it is the beginning of more collections from Senses Five Press.”
Last Short Story

“These stories are like dark chocolate: rich, decadent, sometimes bitter, but always complex and stimulating. Be careful. They will keep you up at night!”
Theodora Goss, author of In the Forest of Forgetting

Paper Cities is a really cool anthology, a wide-ranging collection of styles, approaches, and genres. In fact, it’s a wonderful metaphor for the idea of the City: simultaneously bright and dark, crowded and lonely, all about life and all about death, beautiful and horrible. There are remarkable imaginations at work in these stories. Read them and see.”
Delia Sherman, author of Changeling, editor of Interfictions.

“What makes this anthology so strong is its variety. Variety in setting, topics, prose… every reader is likely to find his or her own favourites. And with the overall quality high, readers of different tastes will not be disappointed..”
Alex Dally MacFarlane

Copies are for sale on the Senses Five Press website, at, and your favorite bookseller. If your bookseller doesn’t have it on the shelves, please ask for it.

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