With In the Palace of Repose, her debut collection of mostly
unpublished work, Holly Phillips accomplished the improbable. The unknown
Canadian author received critical acclaim and numerous honors including the 2006
Sunburst Award and nominations for the World Fantasy and Crawford Awards. Her
accomplished prose sang with a unique voice, seamlessly blending emotion,
insight, and craft. Now, At the Edge of Waking presents her latest tales
written with even more depth and range-including a new, never-published story.
Portraying human reaction to dire change or extreme circumstance, combining the
real intruded upon by the fantastic or the fantastic grounded in reality,
Phillips describes the world as it is, as it may be, as something impossible yet
entirely acceptable, enthralling the reader with her words.