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Strange Attractors

by Jaine Fenn


A series of single author collections by outstanding writers. The Polestar, or North Star, is defined as the brightest star in Ursa Minor; since every author chosen for this series is a star in their own right, Polestars provides the ideal banner under which to unite such exceptional works.

To launch this new series, NewCon is delighted to present the first full collection from award-winning author Jaine Fenn, writer of innovative science fiction and off-kilter fantasy. Strange Attractors features her finest short stories, selected by the author, drawn from more than two decades of publication, including the BSFA Award-winning "Liberty Bird", a Hidden Empire story, and a new tale, "Sin of Omission", written specifically for this collection.

Jaine Fenn refuses to be pigeon-holed. Every story is fresh and unanticipated, from a society policed by sanctioned Angel Assassins to a world in which the Aztec kingdom lives on, from Fortean tales to colliding timelines in a search for the ultimate narcotic, from an exclusive girls school apparently plagued by ghosts to the hangar of a custom-built speedster about to enter the ultimate race in space ...
Prepare to be dazzled.

Path to the Sun                
Crown of May                                 
The Chatterslee Circle                                         
Paying for Rain                             
What You Came For                                
Death on Elsewhere Street                                       
Fear Not Heaven's Fire               
High Ground                            
King of Pain                                                     
Twilight at the Change House                           
Down at the Lake       
The Sky Weeps                                                   
Liberty Bird                                     
A Dormitory Haunting                         
Sin of Omission

Jaine Fenn at her finest.

“This is a delightful collection of fifteen short stories… All are skilfully written and quite beautifully balanced.” – BSFA reviews

“Eeriness and wondrousness abound in this fifteen-story collection… Strange Attractors is an undefinable and wondrous collection that invites ethical and philosophical pondering in easy-to-read stories. The tales linger with readers long after the book closes.” – Aurealis

“An engaging collection of short fiction that is always well-crafted and often possessed of a spiky little hook that gets under your skin.” – ParSec

“I am happy to recommend the volume, as it delights and doesn’t overstay its welcome. Indeed, you may be disappointed when you get to the end.” – SFCrowsnest

“A great collection of short story science fiction with an extensive range of themes, Fenn delivers in every story.” – goodreads reviewer

"This collection is a great read for fans of speculative fiction and anyone who enjoys well-crafted stories with some unexpected twists." – LibraryThing reviewer

Available as a paperback, an ebook, and a special edition hardback signed by the author and limited to just 50 numbered copies.
£13.99 (Paperback)
£26.99 (Signed HB LTD ED)
Published: 22/08/2023
Cat. Number: NCP309
Dimensions: A5 (5.83 × 8.27 inches)
Pages: 238 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-914953-58-3
Cover Artist: Enrique Meseguer
Typesetter: Ian Whates
Language: English
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