A Is for Alien

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A is for Alien
Caitlín R. Kiernan - A Is for Alien.jpeg
Author Caitlin R. Kiernan
Illustrator Vince Locke
Cover artist Jacek Yerka
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short story collection
Publisher Subterranean Press
Publication date
2009
Media type Print (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-59606-209-2
OCLC 228364380

A is for Alien is Caitlin R. Kiernan's fifth short story collection, her first devoted entirely to her science fiction work. It was published by Subterranean Press in 2009. Cover art was provided by Jacek Yerka, and interior illustrations by Vince Locke. The book closes with an afterword by Elizabeth Bear. "'Ode' to Katan Amano" originally appeared in Kiernan's 2005 collection of "weird erotica," Frog Toes and Tentacles. "A Season of Broken Dolls" and "In View of Nothing" originally appeared in Kiernan's Sirenia Digest, issues 15 and 16 respectively.

Contents[edit]

    • "Riding the White Bull"
    • "Faces in Revolving Souls"
    • "Zero Summer"
    • "The Pearl Diver"
    • "In View of Nothing"
    • "Ode to Katan Amano"
    • "A Season of Broken Dolls"
    • "Bradbury Weather"
    • Afterword by Elizabeth Bear