Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2013
Duration: 20 hours 40 minutes
Containing forty-one stories and extensive author’s notes, Collected Stories is the definitive compilation of Lewis Shiner’s short work.
Stories include Perfidia, Stuff of Dreams, The War at Home, Straws, Nine Hard Questions about the Nature of the Universe, White City, Primes, The Long Ride Out, Sitcom, The Death of Che Guevara, His Girlfriend’s Dog, Deep without Pity, The Circle, Twilight Time, Jeff Beck, Wild for You, Till Human Voices Wake Us, Flagstaff, Tommy and the Talking Dog, Oz, Love in Vain, Steam Engine Time, Kings of the Afternoon, Sticks, The Tale of Mark the Bunny, The Killing Season, Scales, Snowbirds, Match, Relay, Castles Made of Sand, Prodigal Son, Mozart in Mirrorshades (with Bruce Sterling), Kidding Around, Mystery Train, Secrets, Golfing Vietnam, Stompin’ at the Savoy, Gold, Dirty Work, and Lizard Men of Los Angeles.
“These forty-one powerful stories cover Shiner’s career across three decades and multiple genres, showcasing hard-edged, often political genre fiction at its finest. The oft-reprinted ‘The War at Home,’ ‘The Circle,’ and ‘Till Human Voices Wake Us’ remain worth reading, but the less familiar tales really make this collection stand out…Shiner never fails to astound, and this collection highlights everything that makes him one of today’s best storytellers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)