Tor.com is pleased to reprint “Caligo Lane” by Ellen Klages, as featured in editor Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9—available from Solaris.
Franny Travers is a cartographer of exceptional ability. From her house high above the cascading hills of San Francisco, she creates maps that, when folded properly, can transform space. This is her gift. These temporary new alignments of the world open improbable passages, a last resort when politics or geography make escape impossible.
If you like this story, join Franny and her friends for more adventures on the borders of magic and science in Klages’ Passing Strange, a queer/pulp/noir- inspired novella coming from Tor.com Publishing in January of 2017.