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They Do the Same Things Different There
     

They Do the Same Things Different There

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by Robert Shearman
 

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Robert Shearman visits worlds that are unsettling and strange. Sometimes they are just like ours—except landlocked countries may disappear overnight, marriages to camels are the norm, and the dead turn into musical instruments. Sometimes they are quite alien—where children carve their own tongues from trees, and magic shows are performed to amuse the

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Robert Shearman visits worlds that are unsettling and strange. Sometimes they are just like ours—except landlocked countries may disappear overnight, marriages to camels are the norm, and the dead turn into musical instruments. Sometimes they are quite alien—where children carve their own tongues from trees, and magic shows are performed to amuse the troops in the war between demons and angels. There is horror, and dreams fulfilled and squandered, of true love. They do the same things different there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771483018
Publisher:
ChiZine Publications
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
1,058,122
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
15 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert Shearman has written four previous collections of short stories, and they have collectively won the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and three British Fantasy Awards. He is probably best known as a writer on the BBC TV series Doctor Who, and his work on the show gave him a Hugo Award nomination. His last book, Remember Why You Fear Me, is also published by ChiZine Publications.

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They Do the Same Things Different There: The Best Weird Fantasy of Robert Shearman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Urthwild More than 1 year ago
If I were to categorize my bookshelves by genre, then this collection of stories would simply have to dance from shelf to shelf. Some Bizarro, slipstream, humour, fantasy, horror, science fiction and just plain weird stories abound. You will have to form your own conclusions with many of the story endings because Sherman does not always hold your hand the whole way; if you cannot watch a film or read a book without being told absolutely everything then perhaps this is not the book for you. However, if you want to jump out of short story rut-land and you like a little bit of unpredictability read this and you will find not only weirdness galore but well written, compelling and sublimely realised stories. Received for an honest review on Darkness Beckons. Urthwild
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories varies from the macabre to the horrific to the just plain odd. Vivid descriptions help place characters and settings into rather surreal worlds and/or situations. Characters vary from likeable to despicable, realistic to bizarre. Overall, an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Joke in Four Panels made my heart do things I didn't want it to do.