Announcing: Returning My Sister’s Face – Book Launch Virtual Party

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


“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.”
Publishers Weekly

212 pages
Hardcover (March 2009)
ISBN-10: 1-60762-010-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-010-5

Trade paperback (July 2009)
ISBN-10: 1-60762-011-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-011-2

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41 Responses to Announcing: Returning My Sister’s Face – Book Launch Virtual Party

  1. sandykidd says:

    Read your story in Interzone and loved it!

  2. ericreynolds says:

    Congratulations! Great blurbs and reviewers, too.

  3. norilana says:

    Yaaaaaay!!!!!!! Very soon now! 🙂

  4. You should be excited! Go you!

  5. utsusemia says:

    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!

  6. time_shark says:

    Congrats, Eugie! I look forward to this.

  7. pleroma says:


    Grats, Eugie!

  8. 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.

  9. This is a gorgeous cover! I’ll look forward to reading the collection.


  10. God, I really love the cover on your book!! 😀

  11. alladinsane says:

    Congrats Eugie! Quite high praise indeed!

  12. melissajm says:

    Congratulations! I love that illustration, too.

  13. m0nkeygrl says:

    Hooray! This is awesome!

    BTW, will you be selling signed copies?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      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 .

  14. alaneer says:

    Congratulations, Eugie. I can’t wait to read the book.

  15. tltrent says:

    *runs to preorder*

  16. noelleleithe says:

    Woo-hoo! *tosses celebratory confetti*

  17. musingaloud says:

    WooHoo! Congrats, Eugie. That is an absolutely stunningly lovely (forgive the overload of adverbs) book cover.

  18. 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.

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