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These Strange Worlds: Fourteen Dark Tales

Daniel Powell

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271 pages. In Powells twisted stories, the bizarre thrives right alongside everyday ordinariness. Girls turn into crayons, zombies lure the living with irresistible Ponzi schemes, hotel suites turn macabre band managers. All the while, menace lurks in the most mundane thingsin the smile of a genial salesman, in the unassuming hitch hiker on a lonely road, even in babies. In Buy it Now, an innocent online purchase changes a mans life forever. A wall in Brinns Mural gives new meaning to the word self defense when it is threatened by neighborhood vandals. A man discovers a changeling in place of his baby, in the deftly plotted shocker, Usurper. 9 Curzon Place tells the tale of an apartment inducting musicians into a ghostly rock band of its own making, while an old campus building in The Light in Greenbriar Hall houses an unpleasant surprise for anyone foolish enough to intrude on its solitude. The Graduate Student, the story of a college professor with a unique approach to balancing his work and his writing , offers a darkly humorous take on the theme of the undead. And after reading Dinner at Shortys , you might never step into a diner on a lonely road again. Lavanya Karthik, BOOKPLEASURES. COMSupernatural narratives represent an important component of our storytelling heritage. These storiesincluding fairy tales, urban legends, penny dreadfuls and modern pulps, among many othersleave a resonant echo throughout popular culture. In THESE STRANGE WORLDS, Daniel Powells first collection of dark short fiction, these influences collide in fourteen startling and entertaining stories. The lone survivor of a worldwide flu epidemic grows strangely attached to her parasitic partnerA malevolent London rental has a voracious appetite for rock stars, and its building one hell of a bandA wealthy oil trader is offered a glimpse into another dimension, but is the cost more than he can possibly bearFrom Satanic salesmen to zombie Ponzi schemes; from murdering murals to alien invasions, and other curious encounters along the way, These Strange Worlds takes readers on fourteen excursions into the realm of the uncanny. A mixture of new and previously published short stories, Powells first collection embodies the spectrum of imaginative possibility that is the hallmark of compelling speculative fiction. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615475219

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Supernatural narratives represent an important component of our storytelling heritage. These stories—including fairy tales, urban legends, penny dreadfuls and modern pulps, among many others—leave a resonant echo throughout popular culture. In These Strange Worlds, Daniel Powell’s first collection of dark short fiction, these influences collide in fourteen startling and entertaining stories. The lone survivor of a worldwide flu epidemic grows strangely attached to her parasitic partner... A malevolent London rental has a voracious appetite for rock stars, and it’s building one hell of a band... A wealthy oil trader is offered a glimpse into another dimension, but is the cost more than he can possibly bear? From Satanic salesmen to zombie Ponzi schemes; from murdering murals to alien invasions, and other curious encounters along the way, These Strange Worlds takes readers on fourteen excursions into the realm of the uncanny. A mixture of new and previously published short stories, Powell’s first collection embodies the spectrum of imaginative possibility that is the hallmark of compelling speculative fiction.

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