Short Stories

New Voices of Fantasy

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$16.95
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


Get in Trouble : Stories

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ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

Link has mastered the art of the short story, giving you just enough information that you always end wanting just a little bit more. Each story has a thread of strangeness or magic that is so skillfully woven in,  you may not realize when it was introduced. Quite simply, these are astonishing stories that beg to be read aloud.

-Marika

 


The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

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By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811220293
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Published: New Directions - March 3rd, 2015

A beautifully strange and packed short story collection. You get caught up with Aira in his preposterous logic problems and descriptions of artwork—such as a historical scene on a ship deck depicted in a folded cafe napkin, a dissolving Mona Lisa that becomes Debussyscented candles. Aira poses important questions, like: Would you rather have a Picasso or be a Picasso? For lovers of Borges, Cortazar, Calvino, Murakami.

Jamie

 


Get in Trouble

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ISBN: 9780804179683
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Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

Another stellar collection from one of the most gifted short story writers working today. With a unique talent for finding the new and alien within familiar tropes, Link finds an empty hotel room in the middle of a superhero convention; unrequited love in an automated Boyfriend; rural ghost stories at a birthday party on an orphaned starship. Both whimsical and haunting, these are stories of the monumental loneliness in every life, and the problems we create in our striving for connection.

Alexander


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