ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction: Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Stories

ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction: Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Stories

by Rusty Morrison

This anthology focuses on New Wave Fabulist writers.See more details below


This anthology focuses on New Wave Fabulist writers.

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"A feast of fine writing and striking applications of the fantastic to the everyday . . . ParaSpheres performs an inestimable service."  —Nick Gevers, Locus magazine

"[A] marvelously generous collection of stories that dart back and forth over the boundary supposedly separating the genre of the fantastic from mainstream literature."  —Peter Straub, bestselling author

"A marvelous anthology full of marvelous tales. The sum of an anthology can sometimes be greater than its parts, and these parts—these stories—are bold, haunting, and remarkable."  —Kelly Link, author, Stranger Things Happen

"The editors have cast an impressively wide net. . . . As a collection of stories, and
an introduction to a number of new writers, ParaSpheres is fine, and well worth your attention."  —Stephen Jeffery, Interzone

"ParaSpheres has succeeded in . . . presenting an excellent selection of unique writing and providing an alternative framework through which it may be understood."  —Miranda Siemienowicz, HorrorScope

"Full of superb stories . . . often breathtaking . . . ParaSpheres doesn't point toward other worlds as much as point toward ours, and how we have let our public and private spheres become, alternately, reverie and nightmare."  —Alan DeNiro, Rain Taxi Online

"This anthology begins with a fascinating discussion of fiction and its subdivisions. . . . They are tales of weirdness and wonder, largely set in odd analogues of our own world. Not quite like ordinary literature, nor yet like typical fantasy, they hold a unique and intriguing flavor."  —S. Ardrian, Fearless Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The genre writers tend to be the better storytellers in Morgan and Keegan's ambitious anthology of "Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist" stories. Where Ira Sher works up to an interesting image and stops in "Lionflower Hedge," Kim Stanley Robinson moves from premise to character to genuine moral complexity in "The Lucky Strike," imagining an alternative history in which the bombardier over Hiroshima deliberately missed. Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Birthday of the World" starts as a primitive world fantasy, filled with gods and warriors, until it suddenly turns interplanetary. Michael Moorcock's "The Third Jungle Book" is both a continuation of Kipling's myth of the wild and effective political satire. Rudy Rucker, Jeff VanderMeer, Stepan Chapman and Jeffrey Ford also contribute high-quality work. The editors ponder calling some of these selections "Non-realistic artistic fiction." More seasoned readers will recognize "quality fantasy and science fiction." (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Omnidawn Publishing
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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