Books Dan Vyleta Books by Dan Vyleta Dan Vyleta has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Dan Vyleta NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke' May 24, 2016 NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies. In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke' Listen · 7:47 7:47 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/479349668/479349669" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Smoke' Is A Gloriously Murky Vision Of The Past May 24, 2016 Dan Vyleta's new novel imagines an alternate Victorian England where ill deeds (and even ill thoughts) are made visible by vile black Smoke; it's a marker not just of personal worth but also class. Book News & Features 'Smoke' Author Dan Vyleta Keeps It Messy May 22, 2016 Dan Vyleta's new novel imagines a world where inner faults and sins are made visible by black smoke curling from bodies. He says his big, sprawling narratives were inspired by the works of Dickens.