Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic

Award-winning science fiction writer Sean A. Tinsley and respected Inuit author Rachel A. Qitsualik lend gothic interpretation to Inuit shamanism in this original collection of dark fantasy for modern audiences.

Drawing on familiar tropes of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, Ajjiit gives fans of mainstream fantasy fiction and the short stories of writer such as Tanith Lee and Charles de Lint a whole new mythological world to discover.

Written by Sean A. Tinsley and Rachel A. Qitsualik | Illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-926569-30-7 | $21.95 | 6″ x 9″| 200 pages | Black-and-white illustrations throughout | General |


“[Ajjiit] is a wonderfully phantasmagoric collection of fantasy tales inspired by traditional Inuit stories of transformation and struggle . . . . This is a collection about what it means to be human, about the innua or core spirit that lies beneath the social masks of all animals and spirits in the Arctic.”—Canadian Literature

“. . . [T]he best of what I look for in diverse speculative fiction: imaginative stories that engage with a range of ideas, emotions, and tropes from non-Western sources.”—The Globally Curious

“With Ajjiit, husband-and-wife team Sean A. Tinsley and Rachel A. Qitsualik…have employed traditional Inuit tales to create a collection of dark fantasy stories that provides readers with a breath of fresh Arctic air”—Quill & Quire