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Professor Fluvius's Palace of Many Waters

by Paul Di Filippo

In a steampunk Boston, the strange bath house populated with gorgeous women served as a conduit for plots galore. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is one of...


The HPL Commonplace Book

by Paul Di Filippo

A few idle pages spun out of some unused story ideas left behind by the great H. P. Lovecraft. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is one of a set of mind-bending...


Fjaerland

by Paul Di Filippo

A married couple on an exotic retreat find that they can't leave their techno-troubles behind, nor avoid supernatural help from their hosts. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld,...


The End of the Great Continuity

by Paul Di Filippo

When birth is destiny, an all-powerful enforcement authority comes up against one woman's refusal to be herded into line. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is...


To See Infinity Bare

by Paul Di Filippo

A far-future musical genius finds his career veering into the cosmic realms. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is one of a set of mind-bending tales of humanity's...


Waves and Smart Magma

by Paul Di Filippo

When all the posthumans have left Earth, their spliced animal children must act as caretakers--against a sentient volcano and other threats. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld,...


Cockroach Love

by Paul Di Filippo

With a tip of the hat to Kafka, and Damien Broderick onboard as co-author, this story finds giant roaches being used as Mata Hari spies in a surreal future. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's...


Life in the Anthropocene

by Paul Di Filippo

The ultimate Greenhouse Earth story finds all of humanity clustered at the poles, with a threat to their survival emanating from the endless desert of Europe. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's...


Argus Blinked

by Paul Di Filippo

In an era of constant surveillance, artists tap the panopticon for a new kind of creation. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is one of a set of mind-bending tales...


Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

by Paul Auster & Isol

A timeless, utterly charming Christmas fable, beautifully illustrated and destined to become a classic

When Paul Auster was asked by The New York Times to write a Christmas story for the Op-Ed page, the result,...


We Were Flying to Chicago

by Kevin Clouther

A debut collection in which characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating the monotony of daily life.


New Year's

by Adelle Waldman

From Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., here’s New Year’s, a story from the point of view of Nate’s friend Aurit—as startling, provocative and true-to-life a tale about a young...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen

A brilliant new collection of short stories from “the conspicuously talented” (Time) Rivka Galchen

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka’s Galchen’s American Innovations, a young woman’s...


The Knife Thrower: and Other Stories

by Steven Millhauser

From the bestselling author of Martin Dressler comes a new collection of short stories that explore the magnificent obsessions of the unfettered imagination, as well as the darker, subterranean currents that...


Work? This Isn't Work. This Is Vacation!

by Thomas Walsh

Tim is a successful business executive in the twilight of his career. During a flight to Sydney, Australia he becomes embroiled in self introspection and questions what gave him pleasure in his career. What...


The Mother Who Stayed: Stories

by Laura Furman

In nine strikingly perceptive stories set miles and decades apart, Laura Furman mines the intricate, elusive lives of mothers and daughters—and of women who long for someone to nurture. Meet Rachel, a young...


Thunderstruck & Other Stories

by Elizabeth Mccracken

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy,...


Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she...


One More Story

by Ingo Schulze & John E. Woods

“A literary event” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): thirteen new stories from one of Germany’s finest writers.

New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert...


Skulls & Bones: The Great Fog

by Jay Malinowski

Loosely based on author Jay Malinowski’s family’s historical roots in Europe and on the east coast of Canada, Skulls & Bones takes the reader on a voyage through the eyes of the seafaring soul searcher,...