**** Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards in the category of Best Novella. ****
**** Winner of the 2012 Locus Award for Best Novella ****
Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future.
Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother—a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote.
But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever . . .
Silently and Very Fast was published by WSFA Press in 2011, and released at WSFA's annual Capclave convention (October 14-16, 2011 in Gaithersburg Maryland) as a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition. This edition sold out very quickly, and so Silently and Very Fast was re-printed in 2012 as a trade hardcover edition. Copies of this edition are still available.
Trade Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-936896-02-8