To celebrate Tor.com’s 15th Anniversary, we’re reposting some gems from the more than 600 stories we’ve published since 2008. Today’s story is “The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson, edited by Ann VanderMeer and illustrated by Richie Pope. “The Devil in America” originally published in 2014 and was a finalist for the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Locus Award. This novelette is included in our special anniversary bundle, Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition, available to newsletter subscribers for a limited time.
Scant years after the Civil War, a mysterious family confronts the legacy that has pursued them across centuries, out of slavery, and finally to the idyllic peace of the town of Rosetree. The shattering consequences of this confrontation echo backwards and forwards in time, even to the present day.
Like some other stories published on Tor.com, “The Devil in America” contains scenes and situations some readers will find upsetting and/or repellent. [—The Editors]