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Bookslinger Update: “Pride and Prometheus”

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This week’s story is from The Baum Plan for Financial Independence by John Kessel, published by Small Beer Press. A long-awaited collection of fourteen stories that intersect imaginatively with Pride and PrejudiceFrankensteinThe Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O’Connor. Kessel, whose story “A Clean Escape” was filmed as part of ABC’s Masters of Science Fiction, ranges through genres with a lean, graceful style that incorporates everything from future autobiography, alternate history, phone sex, perpetual motion, and his modern classic sequence of four stories about life on the moon. “Pride and Prometheus,” a story  involving characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, was the winner of the 2008 Nebula award for Best Novelette.

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Bookslinger Update: “At the Mouth of the River of Bees”

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This week’s story is from At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson, published by Small Beer Press. A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy & HorrorBest Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy.

Kij Johnson’s stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.

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Bookslinger Update: “Delauney the Broker”

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This week’s story comes from Life on Paper by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated by Edward Gauvin, and published by Small Beer Press. The celebrated career of Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud is well known to readers of French literature. This comprehensive collection—the first to be translated into English—introduces a distinct and dynamic voice to the Anglophone world. In many ways, Châteaureynaud is France’s own Kurt Vonnegut, and his stories are as familiar as they are fantastic.

A Life on Paper presents characters who struggle to communicate across the boundaries of the living and the dead, the past and the present, the real and the more-than-real. While Châteaureynaud’s stories examine the diffidence and cruelty we are sometimes capable of, they also highlight the humanity in the strangest of us and our deep appreciation for the mysterious.

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