By F. Paul Wilson
Aftershock & Others is the 3rd choice of brief fiction by manhattan Times bestselling writer F. Paul Wilson, hailed by means of the Rocky Mountain News as “among the best storytellers of our times.”
The name novelette received the Bram Stoker Award and its partners contact at the earlier, current, and future—from the inflationary madness of Weimar Germany (“Aryans and Absinthe”) to disco club–era ny (“When He was once Fab”), to the rationing of clinical prone in a grim close to destiny (“Offshore”). Wilson’s stylistic variety and flexibility are on reveal in tales that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury (“The November Game”), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view personality (“Lysing towards Bethlehem”), and pay unabashed homage to natural pulp fiction in yellow peril tales (“Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong” and “Part of the Game”). and eventually, Wilson treats us to his well known antihero Repairman Jack at his such a lot creative: trapped in a drugstore with 4 killers (“Interlude at Duane’s”).
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Certainly it provides a bonus for those of you who’ve already read some of the stories. I look at it this way: I will never write an autobiography (my personal life is probably not much different from that of any other married guy with kids and grandkids, so I can’t imagine why anyone would want to read about it), but the introductions in my collections add up to a sort of writing memoir. For those of you curious about writing and the writing process, I trust you’ll find something of interest.
I’ll have to lie. I smile at him. ” (suck… ) Dr. Hurst’s pipe has gone out. I’m ready for the tunnel. My cell’s dark. The corridor has only a single bulb burning at the far end. It’s got to be tonight. Dr. Hurst lied. He said he’d stop the body parts on my trays but he didn’t. More and more of them, a couple with every meal lately. But they all get dumped down the hole along with the rest of my food. Hard to believe a little eight-year-old body like Marion’s could have so many pieces. So many I’ve lost track.
I tell them. ” I look up and see Hugo hovering over me with two other guards from the third shift. A circle of faces completely devoid of pity or compassion. “Call him! ” “We ain’t disturbin’ him for the likes o’ you. But we got his resident on the way. ” I say, pointing to the rear of the cell. “In that hole in the back! ” Hugo jerks his head toward the cell. ” A young blond guard steps into my cell and searches around with his flash-light. ” I tell him. ” The guard returns, shaking his head.
Aftershock & Others: 19 Oddities by F. Paul Wilson