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Our Fruiting Bodies

by Nisi Shawl

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A Locus "New & Notable" book
Our Fruiting Bodies is on Locus's 2022 Recommended Reading List.
Finalist for the 2023 Locus Awards.

Our Fruiting Bodies collects stories of old growth and fresh decay, of stubborn rebirth and the faint but nonimaginary paths connecting life and nonlife.
From the sharp, sweet confessional of their Peter Pan-inspired “Awfully Big Adventure,” through the melting ambitextualities of “Just Us”—from the early, dizzy-eyed quest at the heart of “Looking for Lilith” through the newly unfurling tendrils that pierce the grounds of “I Being Young and Foolish,” Nisi Shawl’s search for the power of fiction’s truth puts pure, precious gifts right here, right in your hands, ripe and ready for reading.

Advance Praise

Nisi Shawl's Our Fruiting Bodies is a wilderness of untamed magic to explore, ever changing underfoot, beauty thorned and fertile with meaning, nurtured by the most talented of keepers. Shawl trusts their readers to be attuned to the mysteries of the imagined, rather than sated by formula or convention.
 —Indrapramit Das, author of The Devourers

Praise for Nisi Shawl's Filter House

“The threads of folklore, religious magic, family and the search for a cohesive self are woven with power and lucidity throughout this panorama of race, magic and the body.”
 —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly


Rich in diversity and imagination, this will delight any speculative fiction reader.  (Read the whole review)
  —Publishers Weekly, August 15, 2022

Nebula Award nominee Shawl (Everfair, 2016) presents a new collection of fantastical short fiction bound to delight speculative fiction and Afrofuturism readers. 
  —Booklist, November, 2022

Another short story collection by the brilliant Nisi Shawl. Imaginative, moving, powerful, compassionate, as good as Filter House, which is high praise, because that’s one of my very favourite single author collections. It’s great to see someone working at the top of their craft like this. I heard that it was out at the World Fantasy opening ceremonies and bought it immediately. There’s an incredible range of kinds of stories here, and they’re all just so great.-  
  —Tor.com, Jo Walton, January 13, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-61976-224-4 (13 digit)
Publication Date: Nov 2022
paperback 327 pages