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  • Black Vodkaby Deborah Levy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    The stories in Black Vodka , by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and belonging; violence and tenderness; the ephemeral and the solid; the grotesque and the beautiful; love and infidelity; and fluid identities... more...

  • African Storiesby Doris Lessing

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00

    Long considered Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing?s best collection of short stories, African Stories ?a central book in the work of a truly beloved writer?is now back in print. This beautiful collection is an homage to her twenty-five years spent in Africa and a brilliant portrait of African life. This is Doris Lessing?s Africa?where she lived for... more...

  • The Listenerby Tove Jansson; Thomas Teal

    Sort Of Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘A unique and authentic voice that speaks to the reader across time and culture, heart to heart.? Boyd Tonkin, The Independent Aunt Gerda – the good listener – fears the encroaching forgetfulness of old age. Her solution is to create an artwork that will record and, inevitably, betray the secrets long confided in her. So begins Jansson?s short story... more...

  • Inspector Colbeck's Casebookby Edward Marston

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 18.94

    ‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I?m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.? ‘Well, he was. You?re after a cunning devil, Inspector – smoke him out.? An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted  Railway... more...

  • Lost in the Funhouseby John Barth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction.  Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection. more...

  • Burrard Inletby Tyler Keevil

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    Burrard Inlet is the body of water that divides Vancouver?s North Shore from the rest of the Lower Mainland. In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses that rugged landscape – where the city meets the mountains, and civilisation meets the wild – as a backdrop for characters struggling against the elements, each other and themselves.... more...

  • The Steampunk Trilogyby Paul Di Filippo

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    An outrageous trio of novellas that bizarrely and brilliantly twists the Victorian era out of shape, by a master of steampunk alternate history Welcome to the world of steampunk, a nineteenth century outrageously reconfigured through weird science. With his magnificent trilogy, acclaimed author Paul Di Filippo demonstrates how this unique subgenre... more...

  • Don't Worry about the Kidsby Jay Neugeboren

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    15 stories, often with divorced fathers as the protagonists. more...

  • The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballardby J. G. Ballard; Anthony Burgess

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed through a strong microscope, were eerily prescient and now provide greater perspective on our computer-dominated culture. Ballard's voice and... more...

  • War Feverby J. G. Ballard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some supposedly neutral observers are concerned. Other stories feature an assassination plot against an... more...