Going into Press Start to Play, one may be a bit hesitant: Hmmm . . . science fiction stories about video games?
“many of the stories have the feel of being a novel in gestation.”
William Gass is known and admired as a writer’s writer for his handsome, challenging, and experimental prose and as a misanthrope for his tendency to focus on his characters’ moral shortcomings.
The Sea Is Ours is a subversive and rebellious addition to the steampunk canon and one that's been needed as it highlights points of view outside the norm.
“the best book this year . . . when it comes to literature.”
In an author’s note to his intense and amazing new collection of short fiction, Colum McCann writes:
“Angel is remorse, and it is redemption. It is (highest compliment) craft.”
“an evocative and provoking collection . . .”
Falling in Love with Hominids opens with the confession, “I didn’t used to like people much.” Author Nalo Hopkinson acknowledges that as a teen she did not have much hope for the human spe
Imagine George Orwell got it wrong. Big Brother isn’t a Stasi- or North Korean–style government watching the unremarkable comings-and-goings of the people.
Somewhat unnoticed in the cloud of dust this summer about Harper Lee’s long-delayed Go Set a Watchman, Maria Bloshteyn’s brilliant translations of the earliest Chekhov stories, some of the
“fabulous niche reading for those seeking dark and darkly intelligent fare.”
“. . . so jarringly poetic and heroic in their raw power you’ll want to read them more than once.”
“Elegantly written, with poise and control, each of the stories presented in this collection beg to be pondered with great care.
“Despite its flaws, Bark is an unsettling, poignant, cohesive and extremely well written collection of stories.”
“Karate Chop displays an admirable willingness to take on difficult stories, and Dorthe Nors tells these difficult stories very well.”
“Molly Antopol is an astute, insightful observer of human relationships . . . a remarkable collection of short stories. . . . In a word: Wow!”
“Leaving the Sea is recommended to serious readers . . .”
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
“. . . an exceptionally well-written, engaging, unified collection.”
Over the past few decades, superheroes, villains, and other characters taken from the pages of comic books have become as much a part of American mythology as Rip Van Winkle, Paul Bunyan, and Johnn
Annabelle’s mother desires only to serve and love her self-immersed, narcissistic artist husband who paints her suggestively in the nude.
“. . . the proceeds of the purchase will go to a good cause.”
“The Kissing List beautifully captures the lives of twenty-something, smart, educated women. . . . haunting and thought-provoking.”
“The Fun Parts is dude lit. For smart people.”
“Ben Katchor easily qualifies as an equal opportunity satirist.”