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Weekly Reviews: Short Stories

blasphemy

I love short stories.  I generally love anything that makes an effort not to waste my time, but I especially love the special craft of compression and power that short stories demand of their authors.  I also admire the fact that short story writers have so many more structural options than novelists.  Rather than being [...]

Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense

Ghosts by Gaslight

This exemplary collection includes stories by Garth Nix, Peter Beagle and Margo Lanagan, authors that teens will recognize. Check out this “Browse Inside” from HarperCollins for a full list of contents and a few full stories. Browse Inside this book Get this for your site DANN, Jack & Nick Gevers, eds. Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk [...]

Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

John Joseph Adams is the editor of several excellent anthologies for Night Shade Books. For example, I have enjoyed The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009), and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008), and there is no reason why teens would not enjoy them too. He has also put together two popular collections of zombie [...]

The Madonnas of Echo Park

The Madonnas of Echo Park

Brando Skyhorse was born and raised in Echo Park, a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Here he writes interconnected short stories mostly about the Mexican-Americans living and working in the neighborhood, opening up the community to his readers. Free Press also acquired the rights for the author’s next book, titled Things My Father Taught Me. Scheduled [...]