ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction : Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Stories

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Rusty Morrison, Ken Edward Keegan
Omnidawn Pub., 2006 - Fiction - 637 pages
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Exploring the porous boundary between mainstream literary fiction and the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, this collection of short stories juxtaposes the conventional and the fabulist?with dazzling results. In Rikki Ducornet's ?Lettuce,” a petitioner in a futuristic totalitarian state pays with his life when he requests permission to grow lettuce; ?Birthday of the World,” by Ursula K. Le Guin, is narrated by a woman whose brother destroys their culture when he decides he wants to be God; and the disillusioned wife in Carol Schwalberg's ?The Midnight Lover” finds the perfect marriage partner in her dreams, only to be divorced by the dream lover. Containing 50 works by genre writers Kim Stanley Robinson and Michael Moorcock and noted literary authors Laird Hunt and Brian Evenson, this compilation expands the fiction subgenre that has been called ?speculative” and ?slipstream.”

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User Review  - Sus - Goodreads

Didn't quite finish this one. The work is generally of high quality but I found the anthology problematically overlong -- I'm forced to say that tighter editing would have made it more readable. Read full review

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It's just really, really long. Some good stuff, though. Read full review

Contents

Rikki DucornetIntroduction
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Angela CarterThe Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
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William LuvaasLithia Park
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Copyright

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RIKKI DUCORNET | Introduction
IRA SHER | Lionflower Hedge
LEENA KROHN | The Son of Chimera
ANGELA CARTER | The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
KATE KASTEN | Ever and Anon
WILLIAM LUVAAS | Lithia Park
MICHAEL MOORCOCK | The Third Jungle Book: A Mowgli Story
MAUREEN N. MCLANE | White Girl
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON | The Lucky Strike
MARY MACKEY | Third Initiation: A Gift from the Land of Dreams
JANICE LAW | Side Effects
CAROLE ROSENTHAL | The Concert Pianist’s Flight
STEPHEN SHUGART | Making Faces
JUSTIN COURTER | The Town News
CAROL SCHWALBERG | The Midnight Lover
TOM LA FARGE | Night Reconnaissance
SHELLEY JACKSON | Short-Term Memorial Park
PAUL PEKIN | The Magnificent Carp of Hichi Street
L. TIMMEL DUCHAMP | The Tears of Niobe
RIKKI DUCORNET | Lettuce
RANDALL SILVIS | The Night of Love’s Last Dance
ALASDAIR GRAY | Five Letters From an Eastern Empire
ANNA TAMBOUR | The Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball
RUDY RUCKER | The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics
IRA SHER | Nobody’s Home
LEENA KROHN | The Ice Cream Vendor
KAREN HEULER | Jubilee Dreams
BRIAN EVENSON | An Accounting
K. BANNERMAN | Armegedn, or The End of the Word
BRADFORD MORROW | Gardener of Heart
LAURA MORIARTY | Maryolatry
KEVIN W. REARDON | The Cloud Room
NOELLE SICKELS | The Tree
TERRY GATES-GRIMWOOD | Nobody Walks in London
GLADYS SWAN | The Tiger’s Eye
JUSTIN COURTER | Skunk
MICHAEL ANDRE-DRIUSSI | Old Flames in New Bottles
CHARLIE ANDERS | Power Couple, or Love Never Sleeps
RIKKI DUCORNET | Who’s There?
JEFF VANDERMEER | The Secret Paths of Rajan Khanna
MERCEDES SANCHEZ | Dream Catcher
ROBIN CATON | B, Longing
LAIRD HUNT | Three Tales
LEENA KROHN | About the Henbane City
STEPAN CHAPMAN | Losing the War
MARK WALLACE | The Flowers
JEFFREY FORD | The White Man
MICHAEL CONSTANCE | Finding the Words
LAURA MULLEN | English / History
URSULA K. LE GUIN | The Birthday of the World
MICHAEL MOORCOCK | Cake

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