Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009
Location: Facebook and LiveJournal
My debut short story collection, RETURNING MY SISTER’S FACE: AND OTHER FAR EASTERN TALES OF WHIMSY AND MALICE, with an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre, premiers in trade hardcover from Norilana Books on March 1, 2009:
Enchantment, peril, and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor’s palace to the humble teahouse of a peasant village. In these dozen stories of adventure and magic from the Orient, a maiden encounters an oni demon in the forest, a bride discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, a samurai must appease his sister’s angry ghost, strange luck is found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony.
Join me in raising a virtual flute of the bubbly to celebrate!
Cover art by Ahyicodae
Praise for RETURNING MY SISTER’S FACE:
“Whimsy and malice—yes—also mystery, a very female sensuality, and wit. An elegant and entertaining book.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, Hugo, Nebula, Pushcart, and Newbery Award-winning author.
“The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it.”
—Patricia A. McKillip, Locus, World Fantasy Best Novel, and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author.
“Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore…Readers who long for a break from European medieval fantasy will be charmed and entertained by Foster’s tales.”
Hardcover (March 2009)
Trade paperback (July 2009)
Read your story in Interzone and loved it!
Thanks so much! I’m delighted you enjoyed it .
Congratulations! Great blurbs and reviewers, too.
Yaaaaaay!!!!!!! Very soon now! 🙂
So excited! Eee!
You should be excited! Go you!
Wow! Super huge congratulations, Eugie! It looks beautiful and the blurbs are even more amazing. You must be very proud 🙂 I can’t wait to read it!
Thanks, sweetie! I’m excited-thrilled-delighted beyond expression .
Congrats, Eugie! I look forward to this.
Thank you! I’m fit to popping from excitement .
Congratulations. I’ll note down the date in my calendar and break out a virtual bottle of bubbly for the occassion. Oh, and I loved your story in Interzone. It is on my list of best reads for 2009.
Yay! And I’m delighted you enjoyed “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” in Interzone! Thank you!
This is a gorgeous cover! I’ll look forward to reading the collection.
Thank you! And yah I’m absolutely thrilled that we could use Ahyicodae’s marvelous artwork for the cover!
God, I really love the cover on your book!! 😀
Isn’t it gorgeous? Ahyicodae absolutely rawks!
Congrats Eugie! Quite high praise indeed!
Thanks, sweetie .
Congratulations! I love that illustration, too.
Thanks! And yah, I absolutely LOVE Ahyicodae’s cover art. I’m so thrilled we were able to use it.
Hooray! This is awesome!
BTW, will you be selling signed copies?
Thanks! And definitely I’ll be selling autographed copies. As soon as I know what the shipping will be, I’ll post how folks can exchange payment and snail mail info. with me .
Congratulations, Eugie. I can’t wait to read the book.
*runs to preorder*
It’s not up for preorder yet, but it should be soon. As soon as it is, I’ll definitely announce it here!
Woo-hoo! *tosses celebratory confetti*
WooHoo! Congrats, Eugie. That is an absolutely stunningly lovely (forgive the overload of adverbs) book cover.
Boo-hoo; tried to pre-order today, but got nowhere. Will be traveling March 1 and may not make party, but will celebrate in abstentia.