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Pilots of the Purple Twilight by Kit Reed

Pilots of the Purple Twilight
Pilots of the Purple Twilight

The wives spent every day by the pool – this was where the men had left them, after all. A moving, incisive story that gets right under your skin from an author whose prose style has been described as "pure dry ice" by The New York Times Book Review.

Published: 06 Jun 2012

(infinity plus singles, number 16)


Kit Reed

Kit Reed's retrospective short story collection, The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories (Wesleyan, 2013; "a must-have for both those new to Reed and those who have been following her work for decades" according to Publishers Weekly), includes stories originally published in venues ranging from Asimov's SF and Omni to the Kenyon Review and the Yale Review. Her novels include Mormama ("Unflaggingly smart, inventive, and weirdly, brusquely funny" sayd Peter Straub), Enclave (called "a gripping dystopian thriller" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly), The Baby Merchant, and Thinner Than Thou, a winner of the A.L.A. Alex Award.

The New York Times Book Review has this to say about her work: "Most of these stories shine with the incisive edginess of brilliant cartoons... they are less fantastic than visionary."

Other novels include @expectations, Captain Grownup, Fort Privilege, Catholic Girls, J. Eden and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. As Kit Craig she is the author of Gone, Twice Burned and other psychological thrillers. A Guggenheim fellow, she was the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize.

more infinity plus books by Kit Reed:

Little Sisters of the Apocalypse Playmate Old Soldiers

the infinity plus shuffle:

Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie? The Rat and the Serpent Meridian Days A Writer's Life One of Us The Euonymist Strange Mammals Take No Prisoners Spotted Lily