Unless you’ve glimpsed surgery from inside, you can’t know how some things are just too much fun, too ass-grab exciting, to give up
“The Life of a Zombie” and other new works
“The lightest one I could make”
If these people knew the whole truth, they’d be more than annoyed. They would be outraged, unsettled, struck dumb
He stopped and turned to see what the thing in the water was
Errare humanum est. Perseverare diabolicum. — Zachriel
There was nothing here for a man like him
There was no dodging the voice of the dead
“Alexei hasn’t seen such lovely imperfection in a long time”
An interactive novel
She has a tiny gun, an old-fashioned revolver with a sparkly handle like someone dipped it in glitter
From the author’s new collection, Greedy Little Eyes
Original short fiction
Adapted from the author’s new novel, Every Lost Country
Excerpted from the author’s forthcoming debut collection
An unsent reply
Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
Field notes on the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original
Three new horror stories by Rivka Galchen, Lee Henderson, and Stephen Marche
An excerpt from Lisa Moore’s new novel, February,
published by Anansi.
A suspenseful new short story by Craig Boyko
“What I wanted was for an idea to seize me, to arrive as expected”
A new short story by David Bergen
Two short stories by Goran Simic
A new short story from the author of The Law of Dreams
Excerpt from Patrick Lane’s debut novel
Researchers in Antarctica find Hollywood ghosts
Two operatives seize the road: The alternate universe of Cheney and Bush
“I imagine myself putting my hand on that policeman’s holster and pulling out his revolver.” A short story.
An expanded version of Ali Riley’s award-winning story, excerpted in the May 2008 issue
I made a girlfriend a while ago. String, wax, some chemicals.