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This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic Kindle Edition
Spanning a variety of genres—fantasy, science fiction, horror—and time periods, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's exceptional debut collection features short stories infused with Mexican folklore yet firmly rooted in a reality that transforms as the fantastic erodes the rational. This speculative fiction compilation, lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human. Perplexing and absorbing, the stories lift the veil of reality to expose the realms of what lies beyond with creatures that shed their skin and roam the night, vampires in Mexico City that struggle with disenchantment, an apocalypse with giant penguins, legends of magic scorpions, and tales of a ceiba tree surrounded by human skulls.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's debut collection of short fiction, This Strange Way of Dying, combines Mexican folklore with multiple genres, including fantasy, sci-fi and magic realism. Though each story seems to be set in a different reality, common themes are woven throughout the collection, tying it into a cohesive whole that is engaging and fantastic. - Paper Droids
These expertly-written stories transcend genre and would be appealing to readers who do not like in-your-face horror but do like weird tales as well as to readers who like depth to their horror. - Hellnotes
There aren't enough short story collections that are bravely dark, and there are even fewer by women--especially women who use the richness and deathly beauty of Mexico as inspiration and backdrop for many of their tales. - Isak --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a short story writer and editor, and the operator of the micropress Innsmouth Free Press. Her short stories have appeared in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, The Book of Cthulhu, ELQ/Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction. She is the editor of Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction and Future Lovecraft. She lives in Vancouver.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07GLG3WXP
- Publisher : Exile Editions (August 28, 2018)
- Publication date : August 28, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 917 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 218 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #665,816 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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