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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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.