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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
     
 

With Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist stories by 44 Literary and Genre authors, this anthology follows in the footsteps of Conjunctions 39 (from Bard College, New York), the Fall 2002 issue, which focused on New Wave Fabulist writers.

Overview

With Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist stories by 44 Literary and Genre authors, this anthology follows in the footsteps of Conjunctions 39 (from Bard College, New York), the Fall 2002 issue, which focused on New Wave Fabulist writers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890650186
Publisher:
Omnidawn Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
ParaSpheres
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

RIKKI DUCORNET | Introduction
IRA SHER | Lionflower Hedge
LEENA KROHN | The Son of Chimera
ANGELA CARTER | The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
KATE KASTEN | Ever and Anon
WILLIAM LUVAAS | Lithia Park
MICHAEL MOORCOCK | The Third Jungle Book: A Mowgli Story
MAUREEN N. MCLANE | White Girl
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON | The Lucky Strike
MARY MACKEY | Third Initiation: A Gift from the Land of Dreams
JANICE LAW | Side Effects
CAROLE ROSENTHAL | The Concert Pianist’s Flight
STEPHEN SHUGART | Making Faces
JUSTIN COURTER | The Town News
CAROL SCHWALBERG | The Midnight Lover
TOM LA FARGE | Night Reconnaissance
SHELLEY JACKSON | Short-Term Memorial Park
PAUL PEKIN | The Magnificent Carp of Hichi Street
L. TIMMEL DUCHAMP | The Tears of Niobe
RIKKI DUCORNET | Lettuce
RANDALL SILVIS | The Night of Love’s Last Dance
ALASDAIR GRAY | Five Letters From an Eastern Empire
ANNA TAMBOUR | The Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball
RUDY RUCKER | The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics
IRA SHER | Nobody’s Home
LEENA KROHN | The Ice Cream Vendor
KAREN HEULER | Jubilee Dreams
BRIAN EVENSON | An Accounting
K. BANNERMAN | Armegedn, or The End of the Word
BRADFORD MORROW | Gardener of Heart
LAURA MORIARTY | Maryolatry
KEVIN W. REARDON | The Cloud Room
NOELLE SICKELS | The Tree
TERRY GATES-GRIMWOOD | Nobody Walks in London
GLADYS SWAN | The Tiger’s Eye
JUSTIN COURTER | Skunk
MICHAEL ANDRE-DRIUSSI | Old Flames in New Bottles
CHARLIE ANDERS | Power Couple, or Love Never Sleeps
RIKKI DUCORNET | Who’s There?
JEFF VANDERMEER | The Secret Paths of Rajan Khanna
MERCEDES SANCHEZ | Dream Catcher
ROBIN CATON | B, Longing
LAIRD HUNT | Three Tales
LEENA KROHN | About the Henbane City
STEPAN CHAPMAN | Losing the War
MARK WALLACE | The Flowers
JEFFREY FORD | The White Man
MICHAEL CONSTANCE | Finding the Words
LAURA MULLEN | English / History
URSULA K. LE GUIN | The Birthday of the World
MICHAEL MOORCOCK | Cake

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