LONGLISTED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVELLA
“Perhaps the best novella of the year” –Locus
“Pretty close to perfect” –SFcrowsnest
YEAR’S BEST SF SELECTION (GARDNER DOZOIS)
YEAR’S BEST SF&F SELECTION (RICH HORTON)
YEAR’S TOP SHORT SF NOVELS SELECTION (ALLEN KASTER)
“London after the war wasn’t a place you went to on holiday…”
Gunther Sloam comes to Nazi-occupied London in search of an old flame. But when she turns up dead, Gunther is accused of the crime…
Moving through the dark streets of London, pursued by the enigmatic Everly of the British Gestapo, Gunther is in way over his head. London after the Nazi occupation is a place haunted by shadows, and everyone he meets is lying to him. As Gunther gets drawn into a deadly web of conspiracy, illicit drug dealing, prostitution and blackmail, the only question is: can he stay alive long enough to find answers?
Cover art by Sarah Anne Langton.
First published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2016. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 34th Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton. Reprinted in The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 7, edited by Allan Kaster. Published in Polish translation in Nowa Fantastyka.