Errantry is Elizabeth Hand’s first short story collection since 2006. If you like fiction that is dark and strange (the subtitle is indeed quite apt), you will love this collection. Hand’s tales are all about characters finding something otherworldly in everyday life. Some stories, like “Winter’s Wife,” possess a numinous quality of a myth retold. Others are unsettling or dream-like in their peculiarity but always beautiful and magical.
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ISBN: 9781618730305
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Published: Small Beer Press - November 13th, 2012

Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, is back with a short story collection entitled Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (Pantheon, $24.95). His smart and geeky stories are about relationships (as the title may suggest): they explore intimacy, heartbreak, relationships that just begin and relationships that fizzle out. They also touch on dissatisfaction with life, longing, and the search for self. Yu packs a lot of ideas into these short pieces, which makes it one of the most creative and thought-provoking collections you'll read this year.

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ISBN: 9780307907172
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Published: Pantheon - July 24th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780307948465
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

Take Richard Forthrast, ex-smuggler and now owner of a multi-player online game called T’Rain; REAMDE, a virus designed by Chinese hackers; Russian gangsters; a fantasy writer; a Welsh Muslim terrorist; add Forthrast’s niece, Zula, who’s caught in the middle of it all, and you have REAMDE (Wm. Morrow, $18.99), by Neal Stephenson, the most engrossing thriller you’ll read this summer. True to his style, Stephenson also masterfully weaves in information on a number of subjects, including the Chinese city of Xiamen, with descriptions of its architecture, guns, and international air traffic. REAMDE is an ambitious novel, and the plot comes together in an intense, all-guns-firing finale that will leave you incredibly impressed with Stephenson’s talent and erudition.
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ISBN: 9780062191496
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 15th, 2012