Unexpected tales of the fantastic, & other odd musings by Nalo Hopkinson, Karen Joy Fowler, Karen Russell, Jeffrey Ford, and many others
Contains stories by the amazing Jeffrey Ford, the fabulous Karen Joy Fowler, the unlikely Kelly Link, the thrilling Nalo Hopkinson, the shockingly good Karen Russell, the unnerving James Sallis, and dozens of uncanny others, as well as useful lists of many kinds and straight-shooting advice from Aunt Gwenda.
Edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
Introduction by Dan Chaon
“Travels with the Snow Queen” by Kelly Link
“Scotch: An Essay into a Drink” by Gavin J. Grant
“Unrecognizable” by David Findlay
“Mehitobel Was Queen of the Night” by Ian McDowell
“Tan-Tan and Dry Bone” by Nalo Hopkinson
“An Open Letter Concerning Sponsorship” by Margaret Muirhead
“I Am Glad” by Margaret Muirhead
“Lady Shonagon’s Hateful Things” by Margaret Muirhead
“Heartland” by Karen Joy Fowler
“What a Difference a Night Makes”
“Pretending” by Ray Vukcevich
“The Film Column: Don’t Look Now” by William Smith
“A Is for Apple: An Easy Reader” by Amy Beth Forbes
“My Father’s Ghost” by Mark Rudolph
“What’s Sure to Come” by Jeffrey Ford
“Stoddy Awchaw” by Geoffrey H. Goodwin
“The Rapid Advance of Sorrow” by Theodora Goss
“The Wolf’s Story” by Nan Fry
“Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland” by Sarah Monette
“Tacoma-Fuji” by David Moles
“Bay” by David Erik Nelson
“How to Make a Martini” by Richard Butner
“Happier Days” by Jan Lars Jensen
“The Fishie” by Philip Raines and Harvey Welles
“Dear Aunt Gwenda, Vol. 2” by Gwenda Bond
“The Film Column: Greaser’s Palace” by William Smith
“The Ichthyomancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti’s Birthday Party” by David J. Schwartz
“Serpents” by Vernoica Schanoes
“Homeland Security” by Gavin J. Grant
“For George Romero” by David Blair
“Vincent Price” by David Blair
“Music Lessons” by Douglas Lain
“Two Stories” by James Sallis
“Help Wanted” by Karen Russell
“’Eft’ or ‘Epic’” by Sarah Micklem
“The Red Phone” by John Kessel
“The Well-Dressed Wolf: A Comic” by Lawrence Shimel and Sara Rojo
“The Mushroom Duchess” by Deborah Roggie
“The Pirate’s True Love” by Seana Graham
“You Could Do This Too”
“The Posthumous Voyages of Christopher Columbus” by Sunshine Ison
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About the Author
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Link was born in Miami, Florida. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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LADY CHURCHILL’S ROSEBUD WRISTLET AN INTRODUCTION Dan Chaon
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was a little dubious about the cover blurb that declared this book "nothing short of a 'best practices' tutorial for the resuscitation of innovative literature." I'm not dubious anymore. The "other odd musings" of the book were interesting (I really did find the essay on scotch a nice diversion), and made the collection a better representation of the LCRW 'zine, itself.
A collection of short fiction and poetry that first appeared in the "tiny but celebrated" zine.I got a lot out of this book. The selections do an excellent job of pushing the envelope and exploring the interstices between genres. While there's a definite focus on the speculative, it's clear that these offerings owe more than a little to mainstream literary traditions. There's a definite challenge behind each piece. The authors refuse to be labeled or to work within the traditional confines of literature. They're breaking new ground in an exciting, thought-provoking and sometimes difficult way. The result is an excellent collection that demands that the reader delve deeper and consider what she's reading as art as well as entertainment.Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in innovative short fiction.
I loved some so much I wil reread tham again and again. I was so bored by some I didn't even read them a first time.I love variation and have a very short attention span. Ideal for weird and wacky fantastical daydreamers.