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Emily Fridlund
Description: Sometimes calculating, other times bewildered, Catapult's characters orbit around each other enacting the deeply human tragicomedy of wit and misunderstanding and loss. With dexterous, atmospheric, and darkly comic prose, Fridlund conjures worlds where longing is open-ended, intentions misfire, and the line between comfort and cruelty is often difficult to discern. A gripping collection, unsettling in its familiar strangeness.
Call Number: FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Graeme Davis
Description: Collects sixteen tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural from the Colonial era.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Kurt Vonnegut
Description: The complete short fiction of Kurt Vonnegut has been assembled for the first time. Organized thematically, these ninety-eight stories were written from 1941 to 2007, and include those Vonnegut published in magazines or collected in Welcome to the Monkey House, Bagombo Snuff Box, and other books. Also included are five previously unpublished stories, as well as a handful of others that were published online.
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Susan Sontag
Description: A collection of short fiction from the groundbreaking essayist, novelist, and political activist includes allegories and parables as she wrestles with topics that made up her private sorrows and fears.
Call Number: FIC Son
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Tim Powers
Description: Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides.
Call Number: FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Robert Silverberg
Description: A collection of eighteen first-person stories by the science fiction master includes tales featuring such diverse narrators as a dolphin in love with a human and an alien visitor living in disguise in a New York hotel.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Jeffrey Eugenides
Description: This collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in "Bronze," a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future.
Call Number: FIC Eug
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Carmen Maria Machado
Description: Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Description: Presents a collection of short stories set in such fan-favorite universes as "Ender's Game," "Dune," and the "Honor Harrington" universe.
Call Number: FIC Inf
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Ellen Datlow (editor)
Description: Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland.
Call Number: FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2018
Neil Clarke, Elizabeth Bear, Karin Lowachee, Ian McDonald, Robert B. Finegold
Description: The short stories in More human than human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction. Issues of passing, of what it is to be human, of autonomy and slavery and oppression, and yes, the hubris of creation; these ideas have fascinated us for at least two hundred years, and this selection of stories demonstrates why it is such an alluring and recurring conceit.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 8, 2017
Mercedes Lackey
Description: "The eleventh anthology of short stories set in Mercedes Lackey's beloved Valdemar universe features stories by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Lackey herself. The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents--combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more--make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2018
P. D. James
Description: "Longtime P.D. James fans will devour these short tales of criminality and deception, each one a pleasure, evocative and engrossing. Including several stories originally published in magazines, this enchanting arrangement of memorable whodunits treats the reader to atmospheric storytelling, mysteries to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles that will keep you guessing. With wit and warmth, P.D. James pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of quintessentially English settings."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2017
Ben Acker, Renée Ahdieh, Tom Angleberger, Ben Blacker, Jeffrey Brown
Description: When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
S. P. Miskowski
Description: "An uncompromising collection of thirteen modern tales of desire and self-destruction" Provided by the publisher
Call Number: FIC Mis
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Miriam Karmel
Description: "In these loosely linked stories, characters succumb to magical thinking in their obsessive longing to direct the future, the present, and even the past. In the title story, a husband tries to convince his wife of the subtle beauty in the many shades of green in their garden, when all she wants are flowers. In other stories, characters stubbornly attempt to cheat death. A woman makes jam to resurrect a daughter killed in Iraq. A man throws a party to keep his dying wife alive. A woman believes she can rescue the past by holding onto everyday objects like pots and pans. Though these stories are filled with loss and echoing grief, they hold equal measures of gratitude and pride, resilience and joy."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Jeffrey Archer
Description: Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930's woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.
Call Number: FIC Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2017
Richard Matheson, Victor D. LaValle
Description: "The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the 20th century" (Ray Bradbury), edited by award-winning author Victor LaValle Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for novels like I Am Legend and his sixteen Twilight Zone episodes, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Otto Penzler
Description: The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure.
Call Number: FIC Big
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Dashiell Hammett
Description: Collects all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring Continental Op, the hardworking private eye with an unyielding personal code.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Jodi Taylor
Description: Follow the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle around history! The ninth book in The Chronicles of St Mary's Series collects the bestselling short stories in print for the first time. When a Child is Born - A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray. Roman Holiday - Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps. Christmas Present - An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself. The Very First Damned Thing - Discover the truth about the very beginning of St Mary's. Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings - A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe. The Great St Mary's Day Out - Hooray! It's a happy holiday. For everyone except Max - the only one with her mind on the job. My Name is Markham - Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it's not! And a bonus - a new and previously unpublished short story, A perfect storm.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2017
Peter S. Beagle
Description: An odd couple patrols a county full of mythological beasts and ornery locals. A familiar youngster from the world of The Last Unicorn is gifted in magic but terrible at spell-casting. A seemingly incorruptible judge meets his match in a mysterious thief who steals his heart. Two old friends discover that the Overneath goes anywhere, including locations better left unvisited.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2018
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Description: "From the title story, which features a so-called relive box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to 'The Five-Pound Burrito,' the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the twelve stories in this collection represent a whole new way of looking at the world."--From publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Description: "Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Usu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Marian Crotty
Description: "In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Joanna Walsh
Description: This collection cements Joanna Walsh's reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh's stories make us see the world afresh, from a freewheeling story on cycling (and Freud), to a country in which words themselves fall out of fashion--something that will never happen wherever Walsh is read.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Daniel Alarcón
Description: "A slyly political collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ala
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
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Catapult: Stories
Emily Fridlund
FIC Fri
Strange Is The Night
S. P. Miskowski
FIC Mis
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow And Beyond
Graeme Davis
FIC Col
Subtle Variations And Other Stories
Miriam Karmel
FIC Kar
Complete Stories
Kurt Vonnegut
FIC Von
Tell Tale: Stories
Jeffrey Archer
FIC Arc
Debriefing: Collected Stories
Susan Sontag
FIC Son
The Best Of Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson, Victor D. LaValle
FIC Mat
Down And Out In Purgatory: The Collected Stories Of Tim Powers
Tim Powers
FIC Pow
The Big Book Of Rogues And Villains
Otto Penzler
FIC Big
First-Person Singularities
Robert Silverberg
FIC Sil
The Big Book Of The Continental Op
Dashiell Hammett
FIC Ham
Fresh Complaint: Stories
Jeffrey Eugenides
FIC Eug
The Long And Short Of It: Stories From The Chronicles Of St. Mary's
Jodi Taylor
FIC Tay
Her Body And Other Parties: Stories
Carmen Maria Machado
FIC Mac
The Overneath
Peter S. Beagle
FIC Bea
Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology Of Space Opera And Military SF
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
FIC Inf
The Relive Box And Other Stories
T. Coraghessan Boyle
FIC Boy
Mad Hatters and March Hares : All-new Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland
Ellen Datlow (editor)
FIC Mad
The Usual Santas
FIC Usu
More Human Than Human: Stories Of Androids, Robots, And Manufactured Humanity
Neil Clarke, Elizabeth Bear, Karin Lowachee, Ian McDonald, Robert B. Finegold
FIC Mor
What Counts As Love
Marian Crotty
FIC Cro
Pathways : All-new Tales of Valdemar
Mercedes Lackey
FIC Pat
Worlds From The Word's End
Joanna Walsh
FIC Wal
Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
P. D. James
FIC Jam
The King Is Always Above The People: Stories
Daniel Alarcón
FIC Ala
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View
Ben Acker, Renée Ahdieh, Tom Angleberger, Ben Blacker, Jeffrey Brown
FIC Sta