Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bookslinger Update: “Whopper”

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This week’s story is from Winged Shoes and a Shield by Don Bajema, published by City Lights Publishers. Hallucinating between childhood and manhood, Eddie Burnett is both hero and anti-hero in this hard-hitting collection of linked stories. Coming of age in California’s post-war suburbs and free-falling through the turbulence of the sixties and early seventies, Eddie’s transformation from a boy’s innocence to a man’s hardened wariness is captured in lyrical, emotionally raw episodes. He navigates the minefields of American masculinity in a series of disturbing, yet strangely uplifting odysseys, from hope to despair and back again.

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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: “Dream Big”

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This week’s story comes from The Big Dream by Rebecca Rosenblum, published by Biblioasis. At Dream Inc., a lifestyle magazine publisher, people are struggling not only to do their jobs—or even to keep them—but to fall in love and stay that way, to have friends, to be good parents and good children, to eat lunch and answer the phone and be happy. Which can be pretty interesting . . . even on company time.

In The Big Dream, acclaimed short story writer Rebecca Rosenblum offers a suite of linked stories exploring the working world in all its dark and humorous complexity, creating an In Our Time for our time.

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Bookslinger Update: “I’m Sorry to Inform You”

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This week’s story is from A Country Doctor’s Journal: Amazing Stories from Incredible Situations by Roger A. MacDonald, M.D., published by Adventure Publications. Join Dr. Roger MacDonald as he makes rural house calls, responds to unique medical emergencies and experiences heartbreaking tragedies. Share his triumphs and trials as he chronicles 46 years of medical practice in locations ranging from the wild northwoods to idyllic farm country. Above all, the book highlights the rich history of America’s iconic country doctor.

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Bookslinger Update: “Toddlers and Tiaras”

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This week’s story is from Dirt Chronicles by Kristyn Dunnion, published by Arsenal Pulp Press. A tattooed young man regains consciousness in the Don Jail, charged with his friend’s murder. An anti-social office clerk falls for a handsome bike courier and abandons his former life. An Ojibwe teen hunts for her kidnapped girlfriend in an illegal sex trade ring and seeks revenge. This is the intense reality of The Dirt Chronicles, Kristyn Dunnion’s stunning debut story collection. In these linked tales, urban outlaws in Toronto map out their plans to take over the world while living collectively in an abandoned chair factory, destined for demolition according to a real estate gentrification plan. Their community is infiltrated by the King, a dirty cop bent on obliterating the city’s defiant underclass and exterminating the group’s rogue members; in order to survive, they may have to betray what they value most: autonomy, friendship, and newly discovered concepts of freedom.

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