In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss

In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss

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I am absolutely delighted to announce the release of the long-awaited digital edition of In the Forest of Forgetting, a collection of sixteen short stories by the impeccable Theodora Goss, who has been a finalist for the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, and Mythopoeic Awards, as well as on the Tiptree Award Honor List, and has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling Awards.

In the Forest of Forgetting was first published in 2006 by Prime Books. The Papaveria Press edition boasts the same cover artwork by the amazing Virginia Lee as appeared on the original edition, this time in its wonderful entirety, and Terri Windling has kindly given us permission to include her original introduction to the collection.

The table of contents has been slightly modified: “Phalaenopsis” has been replaced by “Her Mother’s Ghosts”, which first appeared in 2004 in The Rose and Twelve Petals and Other Stories, released by Small Beer Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Terri Windling
The Rose In Twelve Petals
Professor Berkowitz Stands on the Threshold
The Rapid Advance of Sorrow
Lily, With Clouds
Miss Emily Gray
In the Forest of Forgetting
Sleeping with Bears
Letters from Budapest
The Wings of Meister Wilhelm
A Statement in the Case
Death Comes for Ervina
The Belt
Her Mother’s Ghosts
Pip and the Fairies
Lessons with Miss Gray

You can read a review of the original edition of In the Forest of Forgetting on the Journal of Mythic Arts website where they said, among other things,

“Goss’ prose is elegant and lovely — these are literary tales with the charm of the European salon, but the wry wit of a contemporary author.”

Later in the year we’ll be releasing the reprint of In the Forest of Forgetting in tandem with a new, original collection of Theodora’s poetry, Songs for Ophelia, also with cover art by Virginia Lee and an introduction by Catherynne M. Valente.

Songs for Ophelia by Theodora Goss

These two matching collections will be a treasure for all of those who fell in love with Theodora’s work and love it still, and I’m probably as excited as the rest of you at the idea of these two beautiful books full of her poetry and prose.