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Horror Story and Other Horror Stories
     

Horror Story and Other Horror Stories

by Robert Boyczuk
 

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Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this 93,000-word short story collection, featuring 19 of the author’s tales—five of which are original to this collection:

  • "When Fat Men Love Thin Women"
  • "The Death Artist"
  • "The Uncertainty Principle"
  • "Monster"
  • "The Love Clinic"

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Overview

Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this 93,000-word short story collection, featuring 19 of the author’s tales—five of which are original to this collection:

  • "When Fat Men Love Thin Women"
  • "The Death Artist"
  • "The Uncertainty Principle"
  • "Monster"
  • "The Love Clinic"

The rest of the stories appeared in such publications as On Spec, TransVersions, Prairie Fire, Northern Frights, Dark Planet, Descant, ChiZine, and the Tesseracts and Queer Fear anthology series.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Boyczuk's memorable debut offers 19 horror stories that accentuate the emotional-and often horrid-upheavals men and women suffer from while searching for love. Actually an edgy variety of sci-fi, horror, and speclit, Boyczuk's stories are succinct, such as "When Fat Men Love Thin Women," about a man's hunger for love, and "The Death Artist," a vivid snapshot of a bizarre artist, each less than two pages long. Other stand-outs include "Falling", a chilling examination of a man contemplating suicide; and "Cure for Cancer," a revenge tale about a demented medical genius who decides to give his ex-girlfriend cancer. Boyczuk's stories are uniformly excellent but at times oppressive, thanks to the repetitious "love is hell" theme; still, stories like "Shika" , which articulates the anger of a soldier's lost relationship, suggest mature abilities reminiscent of Lucius Shepard, one of Boyczuk's former Clarion West instructors.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926851747
Publisher:
ChiZine Publications
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
379 KB
Age Range:
15 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert Boyczuk is the author of Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, a critically acclaimed short story collection about love, grief, and loss, which is also available from ChiZine Publications. His website is located at: boyczuk.com.

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