Short Story Suggestions

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Elyss Koh'inor, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Elyss Koh'inor

    Elyss Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    I'm looking to explore short stories for a bit, and wondered if anyone had any suggestions. I love fantasy and science fiction collections, but I'm open to exploring other genres as well.
     
  2. Kyla Sterling

    Kyla Sterling Evil Overlord / TVT Assistant Editor Aes Sedai TVT Editor

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    Terry Pratchett (or his estate) has come out with a couple fun collections in the last few years - the one I read most recently is called Dragons at Crumbling Castle. Neil Gaiman also edited/compiled one in the last 5 years or so... *dives to look it up* Unnatural Creatures.

    There are lots of others that have come out more recently, but those are two I can actually recommend because I've read them. :p
     
  3. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    The Legends Anthologies are older but good. Other than that the only ones I've read recently are either from a single author like Garth Nix, or about a specific series, like Valdemar. So I'd have to go take a look at my bookshelves to remind myself of any others...
     
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    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    I'm more of a horror nut than anything else, so most of the short stories I've read are in that vein. I love H.P. Lovecraft (despite the fact that he was definitely a racist - something I always forewarn people of if I recommend him), particularly the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Edgar Allen Poe is more gothic than horror and I enjoy a lot of his stories, too. The Stephen King book Hearts in Atlantis is somewhere between a book of interconnected short stories and a book of interconnected novellas, but it's one of my absolute favorites. Not particularly scary, if they are all at least a little weird :)
     
  5. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    Kyla beat me to it - I'd highly recommend the Dragons of Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett :) Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman is another good collection from a brilliant author.
     
  6. Elyss Koh'inor

    Elyss Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    Thanks everyone, I'll definitely have to look into some of these. I picked up "The Wind's Twelve Quarters" by Ursula K Le Guin yesterday too.
     
  7. Wil Cambrae

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    A mirror world to Earth . The only difference is that every night everyone dies and is reborn the next day exactly the same and exactly the same age ( though they still age normally). They just die each night.
    How does that affect their mindset, how does that change the world. They can't be killed either. Like if they are hit by a car and die, they still awaken in the morning as usual.
    can you imagine how the world would function? LOL