Short Stories

Orange World and Other Stories

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ISBN: 9780525656135
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

In this collection of short stories you'll find something eerie, magical, bizarre, and wonderful. All of these stories twist fantasy with reality for a perfect harmony. I'm a huge fan of Karen Russell, and this is probably my favorite story collection yet.

 

Heather


Mars

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By Asja Bakic, Jennifer Zoble (Translator), Ellen Elias-Bursac (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781936932481
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Published: Feminist Press - March 12th, 2019

 

Reading Bakic's stories is like sitting down in a chair with uneven legs right as you’re told the authorities are on their way, & this time, they're not bringing the robots. Unsettling in unsettling ways, Bakic's mix of realism with science fiction & fabulism occupies the uncanny valley between the recognizable & the unrecognizable, unsheathing the weirdness of daily life & presenting a picture of humanity that is unsettling because of how quickly you recognize it.

Josh


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


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