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Jennifer Egan publishes short story on Twitter

I haven’t been entirely won over by the idea of Twittered fiction yet, but I’m glad to know that good writers are still experimenting with it. Starting today and extending for the next 10 days, The New Yorker will serialize … Continue reading

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Eleven free Philip K. Dick short stories

You might not think that the sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, whose brain twisting stories seem to end up as Hollywood movies every couple of years, would have anything in the public domain (he died in 1982), but Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories”

Desperate actresses, defeated men, and depraved villains fill this collection of new noir fiction based on and inspired by the game L.A. Noire. Continue reading

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Free Stephen King short story from The Atlantic

It’s almost impossible to find a free Stephen King short story these days, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the entire text of a new work, “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive,” has been published by The Atlantic on … Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “Hardly Knew Her” by Laura Lippman

“Hardly Knew Her” by Laura Lippman Price: $0.99 Summary: Short crime stories about women, from the author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series. Booklist calls the collection top-rate with touches of Poe and Dorothy Parker: “Here scams and murders are … Continue reading

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Author Warren Adler adds 5 new novels to Kindle store, promotes short story contest anthology

This morning, Amazon and author Warren Adler co-announced the release of five previously unpublished novels as Kindle exclusives. Adler is probably most famous for “The War of the Roses”, which was made into a moderately successful Hollywood film in 1989. … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "My Goat Ate Its Own Legs" by Alex Burrett

Price: $1.99 Summary: In a voice so unfailingly chipper it’s suspicious, Alex Burrett poses in fiction some disturbing yet certainly possible futures for the human race (and other ambitious, earthbound mammals). Always ready with an impeccable phrase or a sly … Continue reading

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I wrote a Halloween story!

To celebrate Halloween and the sort of horror fiction that I like to read, I wrote a short story. It’s about growing up, trick-or-treating, and death. It’s also got death in it. And more death. Did I mention it’s a … Continue reading

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