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

Front Cover
Rusty Morrison, Ken Edward Keegan
Omnidawn publishing, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 637 pages
3 Reviews
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.”

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

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

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

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

User Review  - Jeanie Chung - Goodreads

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

Contents

Rikki DucornetIntroduction
19
Angela CarterThe Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
34
William LuvaasLithia Park
54
Copyright

32 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

\Rusty Morrison is the copublisher of Omnidawn Publishing and a contributing editor for Poetry Flash. Her critical essays, short reviews, and poems have appeared in such publications as Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Fence, New American Writing, and Rain Taxi Review of Books. She is the recipient of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Poetry Society of America's Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, and the Poetry Society of America's Robert H. Winner Memorial Award. Ken Keegan is the copublisher of Omnidawn Publishing.

Bibliographic information