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Skinny Dipping

Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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I meant to do this weeks ago, when it became crystallized, but anyway, here are the stories that are going to be in my collection:

If I Leap
The Fourth
The Centaur
Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead
The Caliber
The Excavation
A Keeper
Fuming Woman
The Friendly Giants
Our Byzantium
Child Assassin

Only “The Fourth” and “Quiver” haven’t appeared elsewhere, though I suspect that some of these stories will be pretty new to people who read more of the SF magazines than the experimental literary magazines, and vice-versa. Needless to say I’m really excited about this book coming to fruition. More news soon, I suspect.

Thu, September 22 2005 » Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead

7 Responses

  1. Dave Schwartz September 22 2005 @ 9:19 pm

    Woot! Very exciting!

  2. Jason Erik Lundberg September 22 2005 @ 10:09 pm

    Very groovy selection. And I really love your book title.

  3. Christopher Barzak September 22 2005 @ 11:01 pm

    Great selection! I loved all of these, except I never got to read The Fourth, I think. Or did I? In any case, is this the order the stories will go in too?

  4. Barth September 23 2005 @ 9:15 am

    My god, why aren’t you including any of your “Shadowrun” universe material??

  5. Alan September 23 2005 @ 3:31 pm

    It’s tied up in small claims court, actually.

    Chris, I read “The Fourth” at the Ratbastards reading at Wiscon two years ago…but it’s quite possible that that reading was blocked out of memory because of, um, its curious properties.

  6. Elad September 23 2005 @ 6:32 pm

    I can’t wait to read this.

  7. Christopher Barzak September 24 2005 @ 9:33 am

    Oh that story!! Yeah, I sort of blanked that reading out for the, um, curious properties you mentioned.

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