Stories: All-New Tales

Stories: All-New Tales

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by Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

www.veryshortlist.com
“These stories are part of what Gaiman and Sarrantonio call “a new literature of the imagination,” a rewardingly imprecise theme that guarantees that no matter how many times you dip into this tomish treasure chest, there will always be something surprising waiting for you inside.”
veryshortlist.com on STORIES
“These stories are part of what Gaiman and Sarrantonio call “a new literature of the imagination,” a rewardingly imprecise theme that guarantees that no matter how many times you dip into this tomish treasure chest, there will always be something surprising waiting for you inside.”
www.veryshortlist.com on STORIES
“These stories are part of what Gaiman and Sarrantonio call “a new literature of the imagination,” a rewardingly imprecise theme that guarantees that no matter how many times you dip into this tomish treasure chest, there will always be something surprising waiting for you inside.”
veryshortlist.com
“These stories are part of what Gaiman and Sarrantonio call “a new literature of the imagination,” a rewardingly imprecise theme that guarantees that no matter how many times you dip into this tomish treasure chest, there will always be something surprising waiting for you inside.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“An ambitious anthology with a pleasing mix of modes and moods. Stories has a little something for everyone who appreciates the possibilities of short fiction.”
Los Angeles Times
Stories is the perfect dark counterbalance to the smells of suntan lotion and barbecue smoke waiting for you this summer.”
Time Out New York
“A sometimes creepy, dark and dreamlike two thumbs up.”
St. Petersburg Times
“If you can’t find something to like from [Stories] roster, you really need a vacation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780594171492
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Al Sarrantonio is an acclaimed author, and the editor of anthologies such as 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense and Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy. He lives in Newburgh, New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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Stories 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
bookaholicNC More than 1 year ago
Every story in this book is terrific. My very favorite was "Human Intelligence" by Kurt Anderson. I also loved "Cult of the Nose" by Al Sarrantonio and "Samantha's Diary" by Diana Wynne Jones. When I got this book I didn't realize all the stories were sci-fi, horror type stories (I like these stories only sometimes) but it didn't matter, they were all so good. I love short stories and will treasure this book. (And isn't the cover illustration by Tom Gauld wonderful too?)
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I love short stories that give me a sample of other authors writing style. There have been several times that I have purchased a collection of short stories or an anthology and ended up getting hooked on some of the authors after reading one short piece. One great thing about this book is that it covers a wide array of genres which kept my attention better than other books with short stories. My favorites in this book were: THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS by Neil Gaiman THE KNIFE by Richard Adams UNWELL by Carolyn Parkhurst THE THERAPIST by Jeffery Deaver THE CULT OF THE NOSE by Al Sarrantonio I really enjoyed this book. There were a few stories I could have done without, but other than that, it's a winner. I give it 4 stars.
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Great collection of different genres compiled with an eye for intrigue. I never really wanted to put it down. Evn those stories that began slow left me wondering and partly stunned by the end.
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Super awesome book
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There were a few stories that seemed long winded and unnecessarily detailed, but for the most part excellent. Definitely found some new authors to consider.
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