Aftershock & Others by F. Paul Wilson
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Put all this together and you have a wonderfully enjoyable collection. Whether you’re a fan of F Paul Wilson, Aftershock & Others is a classy piece of writing and should be read by everyone who values consummate storytelling in a limpid prose style.
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Aftershock & Others is the third collection of short fiction by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson, hailed by the Rocky Mountain News as "among the finest storytellers of our times."

The title novelette won the Bram Stoker Award and its companions touch on the past, present, and future-from the inflationary insanity of Weimar Germany ("Aryans and Absinthe") to disco club-era Manhattan ("When He Was Fab"), to the rationing of medical services in a grim near future ("Offshore"). Wilson's stylistic diversity and versatility are on display in stories that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury ("The November Game"), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view character ("Lysing toward Bethlehem"), and pay unabashed homage to pure pulp fiction in two yellow peril stories ("Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong" and "Part of the Game"). And finally, Wilson treats us to his popular antihero Repairman Jack at his most inventive: trapped in a drugstore with four killers ("Interlude at Duane's").

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About F. Paul Wilson

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F. PAUL WILSON, the New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack novels, lives in Wall, New Jersey. In 2008, he won the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
 
Published March 31, 2009 by Forge Books. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Put all this together and you have a wonderfully enjoyable collection. Whether you’re a fan of F Paul Wilson, Aftershock & Others is a classy piece of writing and should be read by everyone who values consummate storytelling in a limpid prose style.

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