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An assassin-in-training reflects on his past as he devours the price of his ascension to power. The nature of reality is in flux as a man tries to convince himself what he's experiencing is merely an illusion, and something is rotten in Victorian London.

One man's automobile is another's bloody end, and a dear, departed father passes down the most detestable of gifts to his ...
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A Fancy Dinner Party

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Overview

An assassin-in-training reflects on his past as he devours the price of his ascension to power. The nature of reality is in flux as a man tries to convince himself what he's experiencing is merely an illusion, and something is rotten in Victorian London.

One man's automobile is another's bloody end, and a dear, departed father passes down the most detestable of gifts to his son. One man saves a world at the cost of another's heart, and the English find the most reasonable way to meet their needs in the worldwide food shortage.

Science fiction. Thriller. Fantasy. Americana and Japanese folklore; all these genres and more make their appearance in the premier short story collection from Grey Gecko Press. You don't want to miss out on this feast of fiction!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014501187
  • Publisher: Grey Gecko Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,310,444
  • File size: 500 KB

Meet the Author

The authors whose works are included in "A Fancy Dinner Party" come from all walks of life, all sorts of careers and ambitions, and all of them, without exception, are just a bit... off. You'd have to be to write stories about humans being eaten, wouldn't you?

For more information on the authors and their upcoming works and appearances, head to the Grey Gecko Press website.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    An eclectic mix of different takes on a bravely taboo topic. Eve

    An eclectic mix of different takes on a bravely taboo topic. Every story has a unique point of view, and even if you don't like one story, you're bound to like another. Over all, a good read, especially if you like something a little fresh and off the beaten path.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    I must confess, horror is not generally my preferred genre of re

    I must confess, horror is not generally my preferred genre of reading. That being said, this was an interesting collection of short stories about the act of human beings being eaten, and even cannibalism. There were a few misses, but for every one of those, there was one that was interesting. While they didn't all work on the level that the individual authors were going for, there were some that definitely put me to thinking.

    The standout story for me was probably the one that the anthology draws it's name from. It's an interesting look at how one society reacts and adjusts to a very desperate decision made by their government when food becomes too scarce for everyone and how people react on an individual level, and it provided a wonderful twist at the ending.

    Give this one a shot if you're looking for something to unsettle you and perhaps even make you a little bit peckish...

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