Kat Howard has been widely acclaimed for her novels, starting with Roses and Rot (2016), a Locus Award nominee for Best First Novel and a Publishers Weekly Best Fantasy Novel of Summer 2016, and An Unkindness of Magicians (2017), the tale of a secret cabal of wizards in New York City. Both were published by Saga Press.
She began publishing short fiction eight years ago, with “Beauty and Disappearance” in the Summer 2010 issue of Weird Tales. Since then she has become a regular in places like Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Uncanny, Nightmare, and other fine magazines, producing over 40 tales. Two decades ago that would have meant she’d have at least a successful collection or two by now, but the industry has changed at lot since the days when publishers would take a chance on a collection from an emerging author.
But apparently nobody told Saga editor Joe Monti. Howard’s new collection A Cathedral of Myth and Bone arrives next month from Saga. It contains fourteen previously published stories, plus two original to this collection, the short story “Saint’s Tide” and the 116-page Arthurian novella “Once, Future.” I’m glad to see it, and I hope it does well. And if, like me, you enjoy short story collections, then I hope you’ll support this one.
A Cathedral of Myth and Bone will be published by Saga Press on January 8, 2019. It is 358 pages, priced at $25.99 in hardcover and $7.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Amy Haslehurst. See all of our recent coverage of the best in upcoming fantasy here.