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Short Work

questionable practices

Neither of the books reviewed below looks much like a traditional short story collection. Eileen Gunn’s Questionable Practices includes stories as short as one page long, a poem, and a “steam-punk quartet” of stories. Novak’s collection, meanwhile, mocks the whole concept of a “short story collection”, calling itself, in the subtitle,  “Stories and Other Stories”. [...]

Night of the Wolf

night of the wolf

Probably the most successful program I have ever held at my library was a “minute mystery” program–where I simply posted a short mystery and invited teens to solve it.  Today, I’m have a review of a collection of short stories by French novelist Paul Halter.  You may remember that a little more than a month [...]

From Serial Killers to Fairy Tales

Cain's Blood

We do run the gamut here at AB4T. Quite a variety to introduce today, but all three fall under the broad category of speculative fiction. Let’s begin with our starred review, a blood-filled serial killer/government experiment-gone-wrong thriller, with an interesting twist. It was released alongside a companion YA novel — Project Cain — which is [...]

Evil Eye

By my count, based on her website, Joyce Carol Oates has published 50 novels for adults, 6 Young Adult novels, 12 novellas or novella collections, 8 poetry collections, 36 story collections, 14 works of various types of nonfiction, 9 books of plays, and 3 books for children, for a staggering total of 138 volumes of [...]