Stories: All-New Tales

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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This anthology of all-new stories first attracts your attention with its editor combo of award-winning fabulist Neil Gaiman and master anthologist Al Sarrantonio. The range of its pickings opens portals to a dizzying number of possibilities. Consider the line-up: Jeffery Deaver, Walter Mosley, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Andersen, Jodi Picoult, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Richard Adams, Lawrence Block, Peter Straub, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim Powers, Michael Marshall Smith, Jeffrey Ford, Carolyn Parkhurst, Danne Harris, Diana Wynne Jones, Joe R. Lansdale, and Michael Stanwick. And, folks, that list is not complete. Now in trade paperback and NOOKbook.

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“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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594171492
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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.

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    1. Hometown:
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portchester, England
    1. Education:
      Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
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  • Posted July 15, 2010

    Every story is terrific

    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?)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Excellent

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Bhfhffjd

    Super awesome book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Enjoyable

    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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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    Utterly forgettable

    The stories are mainly moments captured, like gusts that come into the writers' heads. Except one or two, I found them utterly forgettable and boring

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