Stories: All-New Tales (Paperback)
The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to find the answer to the question, And then what happened?
Edited by Neil Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and master anthologist (Booklist) Al Sarrantonio, Stories is a groundbreaking collection that reinvigorates and expands the boundaries of imaginative fiction, affording some of the best writers in the worldfrom Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart ONan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley, Jodi Picoult, the volumes editors, and othersthe opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions.
A brilliant and visionary compendium of diverse tales, Stories will transform your view of the world and ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).
Al Sarrantonio is an acclaimed author, and the editor of anthologies such as 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense and Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy. He lives in Newburgh, New York.
“Stories is the perfect dark counterbalance to the smells of suntan lotion and barbecue smoke waiting for you this summer.”
-Los Angeles Times
“These stories are part of what Gaiman and Sarrantonio call “a new literature of the imagination,” a rewardingly imprecise theme that guarantees that no matter how many times you dip into this tomish treasure chest, there will always be something surprising waiting for you inside.”
-www.veryshortlist.com on STORIES
“If you can’t find something to like from [Stories] roster, you really need a vacation.”
-St. Petersburg Times
“A sometimes creepy, dark and dreamlike two thumbs up.”
-Time Out New York
“An ambitious anthology with a pleasing mix of modes and moods. Stories has a little something for everyone who appreciates the possibilities of short fiction.”
-San Francisco Chronicle