Paper Cities

Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy is a 2008 speculative fiction anthology edited by Ekaterina Sedia.

Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy
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Paper Cities first edition cover.
AuthorEkaterina Sedia (editor)
Cover artistAaron Acevedo
CountryUnited States
GenreSpeculative fiction
PublisherSenses Five Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages271 pp (first edition)


Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy was first published in 2008 by Senses Five Press in trade paperback format.[1] It won the 2009 World Fantasy Award for best anthology.[2] It features 21 stories by 21 authors.[3] One of the stories featured in the anthology, Cat Sparks's "Sammarynda Deep", won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[4] It was also a short-list nominee for the 2009 Ditmar Award for best short story but lost to Margo Lanagan's "The Goosle" and Dirk Flinthart's "This Is Not My Story".[5]


  • Introduction by Jess Nevins
  • "Andretto Walks the King's Way", short story by Forrest Aguirre
  • "The Tower of Morning's Bones", short story by Hal Duncan
  • "Courting the Lady Scythe", short story by Richard Parks
  • "The Bumblety's Marble", short story by Cat Rambo
  • "Promises: A Tale of the City Imperishable", short story by Jay Lake
  • "Ghost Market", short story by Greg van Eekhout
  • "Sammarynda Deep", short story by Cat Sparks
  • "Tearjerker", short story by Steve Berman
  • "The Title of This Story", short story by Stephanie Campisi
  • "The One That Got Away", short story by Mark Teppo
  • "Alex and the Toyceivers", short story by Paul Meloy
  • "Godivy", short story by Vylar Kaftan
  • "Painting Haiti", short story by Michael Jasper
  • "The Funeral, Ruined", short story by Ben Peek
  • "Down to the Silver Spirits", short story by Kaaron Warren
  • "They Would Only be Roads", short story by Darin C. Bradley
  • "Taser", short story by Jenn Reese
  • "Somnambulist", short story by David J. Schwartz (as David Schwartz)
  • "The Age of Fish, Post-Flowers", short story by Anna Tambour
  • "The Last Escape", short story by Barth Anderson
  • "Palimpsest", short story by Catherynne M. Valente


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