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Never at Home

by L. Timmel Duchamp

2011 Tiptree Award Honor List for
"The Nones of Quintilis" (from the collection)

This collection includes stories previously published in the acclaimed Paraspheres and Bending the Landscape anthology series and in Asimov’s SF, as well as one hundred pages of previously unpublished work.

Advance Praise

"L. Timmel Duchamp's stories are intense, tricky, heartfelt, and most of all, interesting; they take on big themes in a clear way, but also at the same time swirl with complications, moments of poetry, life itself."
  — Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy and Galileo's Dream

"L. Timmel Duchamp has become a major voice as an editor, publisher, and critic. Her new collection Never at Home confirms her importance as a writer as well. The stories within are strange and heady, original and surprising. In them, the Duchamp heroine often finds herself pulled into some fascinating new world. The Duchamp reader is in the same position, though much happier to be there. Highly recommended."
  — Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

“L. Timmel Duchamp sees the world from an angle inclined at about 25 degrees to the rest of us.  Her stories make you feel odd, as if the ground shifted in mid-step and your foot has come down somewhere you weren’t expecting.  In this collection she explores in many ways the theme of belonging.  They are some of her best stories: unfailingly original, emotionally intense, and suffused with intelligence.  I am in awe of this book.”
  — Carolyn Ives Gilman, author of Isles of the Forsaken and Halfway Human

"A new collection from L. Timmel Duchamp is cause for celebration. Duchamp's short fiction is compassionate, sharp-eyed, intelligent, and often ingeniously structured. These stories take us places we haven'tt been before. Never at Home once again showcases a unique, essential voice."
  —Jeff VanderMeer, author of Finch


Never at Home is an intelligent, sensitive, important collection of short stories...
The New York Review of Science Fiction, February 2014

ISBN: 978-1-933500-74-4 (13 digit)
Publication Date: 2011.08.01
paperback 320 pages