Dark, disturbing, heartfelt and utterly addictive
From the award-winning author of The Cipher and Buddha Boy, comes Velocities, Kathe Koja's second electrifying collection of short fiction. Thirteen stories, two never before published, all flying at the speed of strange.
"Reading Velocities is a literary dégustation of dark fiction with speculative elements, rich narrative full of text that's cunning, loaded with sentiment. You want to go back to a story, and you do, to recapture the moment, and you find it, still there, waiting, just for you. You can't speak to this astounding collection without lingering on its author. Read Koja like you're nibbling truffles, each bite a road to metamorphosis." --Eugen Bacon, Aurealis Magazine
"A modern genius of weird and dark fiction, Kathe Koja once again proves with Velocities that she's adept at plunging the reader into strange and unexpected places. One of my favorite collections of the year." --Jeff VanderMeer, NYT-bestselling author of Dead Astronauts, Borne and the Southern Reach trilogy
"Velocities is immersive, hypnotic, yet clear-eyed and accessible. These are dangerous, artful tales of mounting tension, impossible to put down. Koja's fiction has never seemed more alive or daring." —Douglas Clegg, award-winning author of Neverland and The Faces
"Short sharp speedballs of strange. Incantatory, funny, human - ranging from urban dread, to country nightmares, to bite-sized fables so baroque and twisted, you can taste the corruption on your tongue and in your dreams." —J.S. Breukelaar, author of Collision: Stories, Aletheia, and American Monster
Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koja
Meerkat Press 2020