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Bookslinger Update: “The Ugly Chickens”

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9781618730794This week’s story comes from Things Will Never Be the Same by Howard Waldrop, published by Small Beer Press. Sixteen of the best short stories from the one and only culture mashup genius brain of Howard Waldrop.

This book has one problem:it’s not nearly long enough. Sure, it’s chock full of great stories by the best short fiction writer of his generation, modern classics like “The Ugly Chickens” and “Flying Saucer Rock n Roll” and “Heart of Whitenesse” and many more. Think of it as the best tasting menu in literature. Try this, then go get more.

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Bookslinger Update: “Understand”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

This week’s story is from Stories of Your Life: and Others by Ted Chiang, published by Small Beer Press. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore’s cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar. Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.

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Bookslinger Update: “Lions”

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This week’s story is from Three Messages and a Warning edited by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown, published by Small Beer Press. The author of “Lions” is Bernardo Fernandez. A huge, energetic, and ambitious groundbreaking anthology from emerging and established Mexican authors which showcases all-new supernatural folktales, alien incursions, ghost stories, apocalyptic narratives, and more. Stereotypes of Mexican identities and fictions are identified and transcended. Traditional tales rub shoulders with mind-bending new worlds. Welcome to the new Mexican fantastic.

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

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

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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