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UNPOSSIBLE [NOOK Book]

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A PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BEST BOOK of 2011!

The short stories in this first collection by critically acclaimed writer Daryl Gregory run the gamut from science fiction to contemporary fantasy, with a few stories that defy easy classification. His characters may be neuroscientists, superhero sidekicks, middle-aged heroes of children?s stories, or fantatics spreading a virus-borne religion, but they are all ...
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Overview

A PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BEST BOOK of 2011!

The short stories in this first collection by critically acclaimed writer Daryl Gregory run the gamut from science fiction to contemporary fantasy, with a few stories that defy easy classification. His characters may be neuroscientists, superhero sidekicks, middle-aged heroes of children’s stories, or fantatics spreading a virus-borne religion, but they are all convincingly human.
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Editorial Reviews

Gary K. Wolfe
Daryl Gregory has emerged as one of the most consistently interesting and yet least predicatable writers of the last decade . . . A writer of startling depth and sensitivity, whose understanding of the delicate machinations of the heart trumps his need for superheroes, or even for neurology.
Publisher's Weekly
Unpossible is Gregory’s first collection. The stories are all quite short, with no time wasted on lumpy exposition or treacly morals, but each one carries all the grim weight and peculiar beauty of his novels, simmered down to a deceptively sweet syrup that goes down easy and then twists in your guts. They poke at complex, difficult notions, not so much trying to answer questions as trying to figure out how to begin asking them . . .
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013821033
  • Publisher: Fairwood Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 954,889
  • File size: 817 KB

Meet the Author

In 2004 Daryl Gregory began to publish a string of stories that prompted Gary K. Wolfe to call him “amongst the most interesting of the newer writers to emerge in the past decade, and rapidly becoming one of the most unpredictable.” The stories in this first collection, most of which originally appeared in F&SF and Asimov’s, have been reprinted in ten year’s best anthologies and have been translated into multiple languages. “Second Person, Present Tense” won the Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award and was a finalist for the Sturgeon and Speculative Literature Foundation awards.
In 2008 his first novel, Pandemonium, won the Crawford award for best fantasy by a new writer and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, The Devil’s Alphabet, was named one of the five best SF books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. His third novel, Raising Stony Mayhall, appeared from Del Rey Books in 2011. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania where he writes programming code, prose, and comics.
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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Great stories about being human

    This collection of short stories, although labeled SciFi/Fantasy, really defies genre and focuses on the human condition. Some stories had me laughing, others had me crying, and some left me gobsmacked. I still think about some of his characters many weeks after reading the stories and wonder how they are and what they're up to now. If you like reading stories about how people exist in their daily lives, I highly recommend this book as well as Daryl's novels. He's just a brilliant writer.

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