Short Stories

How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

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ISBN: 9780316491341
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Published: Orbit - November 27th, 2018

 

A chef who takes on a series of challenges from a visiting alchemist, sentient programs learning the boundaries of their world, and an avatar of death walking an abandoned city trying to find new purpose are only a handful of the weird delights to be found in this wonderful short story collection. Whether you've read Jemisin's novels or are discovering her for the first time, there's a story in here for you to fall in love with.

 

Ari


MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS

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ISBN: 9780399184628
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 8th, 2019

 

Pick this up for a collection reads like Grimm fairy tales by way of contemporary Argentina: mysterious, bizarre, and darkly funny. Samanta Schweblin's prose is spare and startling.  It's the perfect book for a month of cold winter's nights!

 

Kate


New Voices of Fantasy

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ISBN: 9781616962579
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Published: Tachyon Publications - August 22nd, 2017

 

This short story collection introduces a stellar new generation of fantasy writers. Standout stories include "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers," "A Kiss With Teeth," "The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn," and so many more. Be warned: you'll find yourself feverishly running to the bookstore to find more from each of these captivating authors!

Rebecca


The Tsar of Love and Techno

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ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

 

It took me too long to take this book seriously because of the unique title, and I'm still mad at myself for taking so long to read it. This book expertly weaves together the stories of people from across  both time and the vast country of Russia. We meet a man working to censor pieces of art, a museum curator, a thug from a small Siberian town, an actress, and many others that all flawlessly form a larger picture of Russian culture and experiences.

Cissa


Meet Cute

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ISBN: 9781328759870
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Meet Cute is a YA short story anthology celebrating the best part of any good rom-com- the meet cute. The fourteen stories within are diverse, romantic, funny, and heartbreaking, featuring many of today's most popular YA authors. This is the perfect read to get you in that Valentine's Day spirit.

April


Fen

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ISBN: 9781555977740
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 2nd, 2017

If Karen Russell wrote stories set in the wilds of rural England rather than rural Florida, you might get something like Daisy Johnson's Fen--strange stories of girls growing up and on the outskirts of an unwelcoming world. Johnson writes with a cutting voice, elegantly dissecting daily injustices and incremental brutalizations, and the transformations women make to survive.


The Complete Stories

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By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780374515362
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 1st, 1971

There is no such thing as having too much Flannery O'Connor in your life or on your shelf. Whether you've never read her work before, or you've written a dissertation on it, O'Connor's stories are always worth reading. Whenever I read her, I walk away not knowing how I feel, but certain I've been changed.

Matthew


100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

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ISBN: 9781940450025
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Published: McSweeney's - October 11th, 2016

A collection of short stories, exploring cataclysm in its many forms, from the personal to the global--and often both together. The title piece of the book is a literal set of 100 tiny stories, each touching on apocalyptic themes in its own way. A playful, absorbing series of experiments; if Kelly Link and Lydia Davis wrote a book together, the result might be something like this.

Alexander


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