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STORIES: ALL NEW TALES.
Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.
Free Signed Book Plate by Al Sarrantonio!
"The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . ."
Blood by Roddy Doyle
Fossil-Figures by Joyce Carol Oates
Wildfire in Manhattan by Joanne Harris
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
Unbelief by Michael Marshall Smith
The Stars are Falling by Joe R. Lansdale
Juvenal Nyx by Walter Mosley
The Knife by Richard Adams
Weights and Measures by Jodi Picoult
Goblin Lake by Michael Swanwick
Mallon the Guru by Peter Straub
Catch and Release by Lawrence Block
Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Jeffrey Ford
Loser by Chuck Palahniuk
Samantha’s Diary by Diana Wynne Jones
Land of the Lost by Stewart O’Nan
Leif in the Wind by Gene Wolfe
Unwell by Carolyn Parkhurst
A Life in Fictions by Kat Howard
Let the Past Begin by Jonathan Carroll
The Therapist by Jeffery Deaver
Parallel Lines by Tim Powers
The Cult of the Nose by Al Sarrantonio
Human Intelligence by Kurt Andersen
Stories by Michael Moorcock
The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon by Elizabeth Hand
The Devil on the Staircase by Joe Hill
OVERVIEW: The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.
Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world—from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult—the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this "new literature of the imagination" is high. "We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all."
Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man's descent into evil in "Devil on the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains."
As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume—sure to become a classic—will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.
2010 William Morrow Hardcover. As New / As New.