Buying Options

Kindle Price: $4.73
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by [Johnson, Kij]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$4.73

Length: 172 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of $2.99 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready
Language: English

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Product description

Review

"Kij Johnson has an unrivalled gift for making the unreal real and the real unreal. In this spellbinding story, the intense reality of a quest through dreamland finds its goal in a here-and-now America that seems even stranger than the mountains and caverns of the dream. " --Ursula K. Le Guin

"By the time we finish this gorgeously written tale, we're about convinced that Lovecraft's wriggly gods and monsters are no match for smart women." -- The Chicago Tribune

"In the world of Vellitt Boe everything has meaning, from the numbered stars to visions in flame... This book held me spellbound from start to finish." --NPR

"With 'The Dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, ' Kij Johnson has deftly spun a delight and a wonder. Truly, this is one of my favorite weird tales of the last several years, weaving beauty, terror, and bittersweet triumph from a corner of Lovecraft's mythos that all too few dreamers dare to explore. Brava!" --Caitlín R. Kiernan

"A wondrous work of fantasy and empowerment... the story draws to a close with an utterly surprising, fascinating, and, I shall say, perfect note." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Superb worldbuilding and gorgeous prose will hold readers rapt....Utterly irresistible." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"A solid dose of that odd mix of visceral horror and mythic vision that was the source of Lovecraft's power... the story's brilliant denouement may be its most subversive aspect of all." -- Locus

Product Description

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell, and Locus Award finalist for Best Novella

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

"Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading." —Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1224 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Tor.com (16 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DJ0NARW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

click to open popover

Customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
5 customer ratings
5 star
39%
4 star
36%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star
25%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

5 customer reviews

5 February 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
28 February 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
20 April 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
29 May 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
18 January 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?