Are You There

Are You There

by Jack Skillingstead

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Overview

This dynamic collection of 27 stories offers a wealth of fantastical and horrifying settings. Life after death, digital personalities, alien invasion, and Lovecraftian horror. It includes �Life on the Preservation,� the basis for Skillingstead�s Philip K. Dick nominated novel of the same name. In the title story, a parapolice detective in hot pursuit of a serial killer receives help from a responsive memory module of the killer�s mother, but soon discovers that he might be falling in love with the module. Edgy and surreal, each tale reflects on familiar, emotional issues and complex relationships from new and imaginative angles.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149767502
Publisher: Fairwood Press
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 535 KB

About the Author

Jack Skillingstead grew up in a working class neighbourhood south of Seattle. He dropped out of college to work in a cannery in alaska, later travelling to Maine and then returning to the Pacific northwest. Skillingstead won a writing competition sponsored by Stephen King in 2000, and was a fi nalist for the Sturgeon award in 2004. He has published more than thirty short stories in publications including Asimov’s, F&SF and Realms of Fantasy. His work has also appeared in various Year’s Best volumes and Solaris Rising.

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