Hand, Elizabeth. Errantry: strange stories
The subtitle to Hand’s new collection of short stories gives the reader some clue about what to expect here. These stories straddle a line between literary fiction, the fantastic, and horror, moving gracefully between all three. Dark and beautiful, filled with rich language and sensuous imagery. A stand-out in the collection is the Hugo-nominated “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon.” Recommended for fans of A.S. Byatt, Caitlin Kiernan, and Tanith Lee.