Katya deals in Authenticities and Captures, trading on nostalgia for a past long gone. Her clients are rich and they demand items and experiences with only the finest verifiable provenance. Other people’s lives have value, after all.
But when her A.I. suddenly stops whispering in her ear she finds herself cut off from the grid and loses communication with the rest of the world.
The man who stepped out of the trees while hunting deer cut her off from the cloud, took her A.I. and made her his unwilling guest.
There are no Authenticities or Captures to prove Katya’s story of what happened in the forest. You’ll just have to believe her.
"I’ve got one of the best arguments for delving into the world of novellas. Forest Of Memory, by Mary Robinette Kowal, is a moving and eerie story... smart but swift reading that will stay with you well after you finish it." — The A.V. Club
"Kowal has created a mystery that is satisfying and consistent, and this delightful and thought-provoking novella is exactly as long as it needs to be." —Publishers Weekly starred review