PRE-ORDER: Lost Objects - New Revised Edition

PRE-ORDER: Lost Objects - New Revised Edition

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With a new introduction by Priya Sharma.

Shortlisted: British Fantasy Award (Best Collection & Best Newcomer) Shortlisted: British Science Fiction Association Award (Best Short Story, ‘Kingfisher’)

These stories explore place and landscape at different stages of decay, positioning them as fighting grounds for death and renewal. From dystopian Andalusia to Scotland or the Norfolk countryside, they bring together monstrous insects, ghostly lovers, soon-to-be extinct species, unexpected birds, and interstellar explorers, to form a coherent narrative about loss and absence.

New Revised Edition – Available 16 November 2024

  • author: Marian Womack
  • introduction: Priya Sharma
  • additional materials: Timothy Jarvis
  • design: Vince Haig
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“An intriguing and illuminating first collection, chockfull of interesting ideas about the natural world and ourselves.” Jeff VanderMeer

“A beautiful, haunting eulogy to our planet.” Eco-Fiction


“This book – an aviary of the strange, a vital evocation of wild and fleeting spirits – marks the emergence of a fantastic new talent.” Helen Marshall

“Luminous and disturbing as the unearthly things they describe, Marian Womack’s gorgeously written tales map the shifting boundaries between waking life and dream, past and future and our own profoundly unsettled present. Reading them left me with goosebumps.” Elizabeth Hand

“These stories, where birds drop from the sky and giant butterflies haunt the imagination, fizz with a unique and strange originality.” Gary Budden

“These short story gems dance at the edge of the world, finding poetry in loss and devastation. Marian Womack is an artist with a unique and powerfully-wrought vision.” Una McCormack

“A gorgeous, intelligent collection, both masterfully written and cannily prescient… and crafted in a manner that I suspect we will come to recognise as uniquely Womack.” Laura Mauro, Black Static

Marian Womack is a bilingual Hispanic-British author, editor and translator of Weird fiction, Horror, speculative fiction, and fiction of the Anthropocene. Her writing deals with man’s relationship with nature and its loss through cross-genre, hybrid and experimental approaches, and she holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Environmental Humanities.

Marian’s publications include the novels The Swimmers (2021), The Golden Key (2020), and On the Nature of Magic (2023). Her short fiction has been included in numerous collaborative works, used in art installations, and collected in the volumes Lost Objects (2018), and Out Through The Window, Into The Dark (2024). She co-edited, with Gary Budden, the international eco-fiction anthology An Invite to Eternity: Tales of Nature Disrupted (Calque Press, 2019), and is a contributor to Writing the Future: Essays on Crafting Science Fiction (2023). She has taught creative writing, publishing studies and book history in Spain and the UK, and is the first Spanish graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop.

Marian’s work has been included in Year’s Bests, selected among the top science fiction novels of the year by The Sunday Times, and nominated for two British Fantasy Awards and one British Science Fiction Association Award. She is a member of the Climate Fiction Writer's League.


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