Stories : all-new tales

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Stories
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Dormont Public Library Fiction F STOR
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction STORIES All New Tales
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This astonishing collection of all-new tales by some of the most acclaimed writers at work today is called, simply, Stories. Edited by Neil Gaiman (Sandman, The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline) and Al Sarrantonio (award-winning author of forty books and editor of numerous collections), Stories presents never before published short works from a veritable Who's Who of contemporary literature--breathtaking inventions from the likes of Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub...and, of course, the inimitable Neil Gaiman himself.

Introduction : just four words / Neil Gaiman
Blood / Roddy Doyle
Fossil-figures / Joyce Carol Oates
Wildfire in Manhattan / Joanne Harris
The truth is a cave in the Black Mountains / Neil Gaiman
Unbelief / Michael Marshall Smith
The stars are falling / Joe R. Lansdale
Juvenal Nyx / Walter Mosley
The knife / Richard Adams
Weights and measures / Jodi Picoult
Goblin Lake / Michael Swanwick
Mallon the guru / Peter Straub
Catch and release / Lawrence Block
Polka dots and moonbeams / Jeffrey Ford
Loser / Chuck Palahniuk
Samantha's diary / Diana Wynne Jones
Land of the lost / Stewart O'Nan
Leif in the wind / Gene Wolfe
Unwell / Carolyn Parkhurst
A life in fictions / Kat Howard
Let the past begin / Jonathan Carroll
The therapist / Jeffery Deaver
Parallel lines / Tim Powers
The cult of the nose / Al Sarrantonio
Human intelligence / Kurt Andersen
Stories / Michael Moorcock
The maiden flight of McCauley's Bellerophon / Elizabeth Hand
The devil on the staircase / Joe Hill.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The editorial collaboration of fantasy superstar Gaiman and brilliant anthologist Sarrantonio seemingly ensures a most distinguished sf-fantasy-horror collection. Mainstream and mystery stars (Roddy Doyle, Jodi Picoult, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jeffery Deaver, Walter Mosley, Chuck Palahniuk) as well as big sf-fantasy-horror names, including all-ages luminaries Diana Wynne Jones and Richard Adams, all contribute. Yet most of these stories are tepid; a few are unreadably bad. Joe R. Lansdale's The Stars Are Falling proves absorbing, though (and because) its characters, plot, and setting strongly recall those of Robinson Jeffers' searing antiwar poem, The Double Axe. Gene Wolfe's space-exploration tale Leif in the Wind is a tersely worded treat, Joe Hill's Devil on the Staircase is cleverly shaped (literally: the paragraphs look like flights of stairs), and Michael Moorcock's memoirlike Stories, while neither sf, fantasy, or horror, is wonderfully affecting. And Elizabeth Hand's awe-inspiring The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon, in which three men and two teen boys replicate the flight of a pre-Wright brothers airplane, is as magical and beautiful a light fantasy as anyone has ever written.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of 27 never-before published stories from an impressive cast-Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stuart O'Nan, among others-sets out to shift genre paradigms. The overarching theme is "fantastic fiction," or "fiction of the imagination," with "fantasy" being used in the most broad-sweeping sense rather than signaling the familiar commercial staples of elves, ghouls, and robots. Consequently, the collection's offerings run a wide gamut. In Joe Hill's "Devil on the Staircase," an Italian boy commits a crime of passion and subsequently meets an emissary of Satan. In Jodi Picoult's "Weights and Measures," a young couple who have just lost their daughter struggle to hold their marriage together as they both start noticing strange changes taking place. Chuck Palahniuk's "The Loser" features a college kid on acid as a contestant on a game show, and in Kurt Andersen's "Human Intelligence," a geologist meets an explorer from another planet who has been studying humans for the past 1,600 years. The range of voices and subjects practically guarantees something for any reader, but the overall quality is frustratingly variable: most stories are good, some aren't, and few are exceptional. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.
American fiction -- 21st century.
English fiction -- 21st century.
Publisher New York :William Morrow,2010
Contributors Gaiman, Neil.
Sarrantonio, Al.
Language English
Description x, 428 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780061230929
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