Best known for her New York Times bestselling urban fantasy novels, Carrie Vaughn has also written dozens of short stories for Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, and many other magazines and anthologies. Collected here for the first time are ten of her favorite hard-to-classify stories covering the full range of speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy, horror – sometimes all in the same story. Read about Emily Dickinson's dog, women pilots in WWII, future Hollywood, a haunted Europa, and more! Acclaimed author and editor Jay Lake contributes an introduction to this unique collection.
Straying from the Path 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. Initially this volume was only available to members of Capclave 2011, but is now available to the general public.