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Many of these should be viewed as "experimental" works of fiction far removed from their best known literary works.
I think it's a remarkably good story, but I will never finish it; there's just too much misery and hate in it for me to get through.
There are also good stories by Bruce Sterling, Aimee Bender, Karen Joy Fowler, Benjamin Rosenbaum and Howard Waldrop.
Slipstream writing is debated as a true genre, so much so that the editors of this anthology of short stories feels compelled to include four chapters that are nothing but... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by L. M. Crane
'This led to a shameful self-knowledge for Neil.' If you can read that without sniggering this may be the book for you. Strange is the word. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
As it's been a long time since I read it, I will say just -- it was one of the best books I've come across. It will make you very happy, perhaps dissociatively so. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tantra Bensko
Picked this up as assigned reading for a presentation and was pretty impressed with the selection of stories. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by T. Gulley
Slipstream exists between the interstices of fantasy and domestic realism; not quite fantasy, not quite domestic reality literary fiction, but one in which its adherents understand... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by John Kwok
Themed anthologies are usually put together by people who pay pennies and earn nickels -- if they're lucky. Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by T. Davenport
If you like 'gothic' this is the book for you - an excellent bookPublished on January 3, 2007 by Bud Tunney