Featuring the Nebula and World Fantasy Awardwinning novella Last Summer at Mars Hill Twelve exceptional stories by the multiple awardwinning author of Waking the Moon and Black Light prove that Elizabeth Hand is just as adept with short fiction as she is in the novel form. The title story traces a world-changing summer at a New England artists' colony for young Shadowmoon Starlight Rising, who comes to know life, death, and an unbelievable secret about the strange apparitions that dwell in her community. Other stories include Snow on Sugar Mountain, which features a young boy who has the power to shapeshift into any form with the help of a Native American artifact; The Bacchae, in which womankind rules a savage futuristic version of our world; and The Erl-King, where a fairy tale horrifyingly comes true. Each story includes an afterword by the author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.