Exclusive Cover Reveal for Seanan McGuire’s In An Absent Dream

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In An Absent Dream is the fourth book in Seanan McGuire’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning series The Wayward Children, and you, dear reader, get to see its cover first.

Seanan McGuire is a favorite ’round these parts for her sharp and lovely fiction, her witty social media presence, and her frequent support of fandom, transformative works, and creators of all stripes. We’re excited to give your eyes first dibs on the cover for McGuire’s forthcoming book In An Absent Dream, which will be ready for your bookshelf and robot e-reader on January 8th, 2019.

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A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire’s Alex-award winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway.

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

The Wayward Children Series
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Book 4: In an Absent Dream

As an added bonus, here’s a sneak peek at one of the beautiful illustrations from artist Rovina Cai that will be found within In An Absent Dream’s pages.

See you at the goblin market!

(image: Tor/design by Jamie Stafford-Hill, art by Robert Hunt | Illustration by Rovina Cai)

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