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Pilots of the Purple Twilight by Kit Reed

Pilots of the Purple Twilight
Pilots of the Purple Twilight

The wives spent every day by the pool – this was where the men had left them, after all. A moving, incisive story that gets right under your skin from an author whose prose style has been described as "pure dry ice" by The New York Times Book Review.

Published: 06 Jun 2012

(infinity plus singles, number 16)


Kit Reed

Kit Reed's short story collection, "What Wolves Know" (PS Publishing, Spring 2011), includes stories originally published in venues ranging from Asimov's SF to the Kenyon Review and the Yale Review. Her novels, Enclave (called "a gripping dystopian thriller" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly), The Baby Merchant and Thinner Than Thou a winner of the A.L.A. Alex Award, and her collection, Dogs of Truth, are available in trade paperback.

The New York Times Book Review has this to say about her work: "Most of these stories shine with the incisive edginess of brilliant cartoons... they are less fantastic than visionary." Other novels include @?expectations, Captain Grownup, Fort Privilege, Catholic Girls, J. Eden and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. As Kit Craig she is the author of Gone, Twice Burned and other psychological thrillers published here and in the UK. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. She's had stories in, among others, The Yale Review, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omni and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Literature. Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize.

A member of the board of the Authors League Fund, she serves as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.

more infinity plus books by Kit Reed:

Little Sisters of the Apocalypse Playmate Old Soldiers

the infinity plus shuffle:

Closet Dreams Falling Over The Time-Lapsed Man and other stories Circus of the Grand Design Fish Eats Lion The Accord Nowhere To Go Strange Mammals The Emoticon Generation The Quarantined City